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Anthony Buckeridge
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Leave it to Jennings

(Jennings #13)

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The Summer Term at Linbury Court School would have flowed more smoothly if Jennings had not placed such faith in the fortune-teller at the village fete. For when Miss Tubbs of the General Stores and Post Office (temporarily disguised as a crystal-gazer from the mysterious East) foretold the shape of things to come Jennings was determined that her predictions should come tr ...more
192 pages
Published 1972 by Collins (first published 1963)
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This book follows straight through from the one before during which Jennings had his fortune told at the village fete. (The illustration of the fortune teller on the front cover of my copy of Leave it to Jennings actually happened in Just like Jennings.) In this book, Jennings' hopes wax and wane when sometimes it seems that the seer's predictions are coming true and at other times it seems that they aren't.

In past books it seems that Jennings gets into trouble and, while things generally turn
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The focus is on the school for the whole book and there's no sign of Miss Thorpe, so that's a solid three-star Jennings book any day!

Highlight: Mr Wilkins is astonished to discover that the "dormitory feast" he has confiscated consists entirely of cleaning materials.
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Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge was born in London but following the death of his banker father in the First World War he moved with his mother to Ross-on-Wye to live with his grandparents.

At the end of the war they returned to London where he developed a taste for theatre and writing. A scholarship from the Bank Clerks' Orphanage fund permitted his mother to send him to Seaford College boarding schoo

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