Saturday, April 18, 2015

Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson

This was a delightful story! Miss Buncle's income is reduced to the point that she must find a way to supplement it, so she decides to write a book. She writes about her small town and all the people who live there, using the pen name of "John Smith." When the book is published, the people in her small town are outraged, and try every way they can to determine who "John Smith" is. There were many humorous incidents and passages; here is one I found quite funny:
". . . she pointed out that the book was a disgusting book, it had ridiculed her, she wanted an abject apology and large damages. She explained, somewhat incoherently, that the character of Mrs. Horsley Downs was a horrible character and not in the least like her, but that it was obviously intended for her, because it was exactly like her, and that therefore it was a libel and as such ought to be punished to the utmost rigor of the law."
 I read this for my humorous or satirical classic, and I rate it 4 out of 5.

1 comment:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I want to read this one--I've heard of it before. Sounds like fun!