October 20, 2010

This Old Thing: The Darling Buds of May

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Library sales are the sales that keep on giving. This is yet another purchase of the last library sale. The next one is coming up soon. What goodies will I find then?! I bought The Darling Buds of May without knowing a thing about it. I just liked the cover. It reminds me of Monty Python. They're all kinda cute! Here's a summary: 
Introducing the Larkins, a family with a place in popular mythology. Here they come, crashing their way through the English countryside in the wake of Pa, the quick-eyed, golden-hearted junk-dealer, and Ma, with a mouthful of crisps and a laugh like a jelly.
The Darling Buds of May is the first book in the Pop Larkin Chronicles. There was a TV series in the UK based on the books in the 1990s with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Did anyone see it? Was it any good?

It sounds like it will be a fun story!

(This Old Thing is an occasional blog feature where I highlight an older book I've bought.)

4 comments :

  1. I never saw the series, but the book sounds cute.

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  2. The TV show was massive in its day and loads of ppl watched it. I watched a couple of episodes but I think I was abit young for them, it was gentle sunday evening viewing from what I remember. I had no idea it was a book.

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  3. I LOVE library sales. This book looks like fun!

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  4. I'm a big fan of library book sales, too! I just went to one a few weeks ago :)

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