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Our Friend Jennings

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Published July 30th 1967 by Puffin Books (first published 1955)
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Roberta
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Jennings and Darbyshire herd cows.
Jennings and Darbyshire take the bus.
Jennings and Darbyshire dabble in philately.
Darbyshire wants a moustache.
Jennings and Darbyshire produce a play.

In every book we see Darbi not excel in a sport. This time it is cross country running.

As usual, the adventures start innocently enough but Jennings soon finds a loop hole, takes things literally, or jumps to conclusions. In this volume their not-so-beloved teacher, Mr. Wilkins, does not conduct himself any bet
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This is another amusing but mostly unremarkable entry in the Jennings saga.

Highlight: The tables are turned as Mr Wilkins finds himself trying to learn a "chunk" of Shakespeare for Jennings, and discovers that committing large amounts of literature to memory in a short space of time is not nearly as easy as he himself has always insisted.
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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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