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The Berry Scene (Berry #8)

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These stories, written in response to huge popular demand, give us classic Berry Pleydell – Yates’ finest comic character – at the top of his form. The first story sees Berry capturing a German spy at a village cricket match in 1914, and things get more bizarre from then on. A self-consciously nostalgic work harking back to more decorous days consisting of tense plotting a ...more
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Published September 23rd 2008 by House of Stratus (first published March 12th 2001)
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Navera
Jul 14, 2008 Navera rated it really liked it
It's good to see some of Yates' titles re-released. Berry Pleydell is one of the funniest characters ever created. I'm a sucker for old-fashioned British comedy and Yates always satisfies. He combines a fast-paced Jazz Age detective story with a comedic twists that generate true belly laughs.
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Aug 01, 2007 Kay rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anglophiles
Shelves: humor-whimsy, fiction
If you enjoy EF Benson, PG Wodehouse, and other masters of the English comic story, you might enjoy this book of short stories featuring Dornford Yate's best-known character, Berry Pleydell. These high-spirited romps may be dated, but they still entertain.
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Dornford Yates (real name Cecil William Mercer) was a popular British novelist.
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