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La Provence profonde

Advantages: Moody, moving, meticulous, marvellous
Disadvantages: None of importance

Those who have seen the two films Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources will have no difficulty recognising this story, on which they are based. Reading the book, one is struck again and again by how faithfully the films follow the plot, as well as cap ...

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Tales from the riverbank many years ago

Advantages: Very gentle humour
Disadvantages: Maybe too dated for some

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) was a prolific novelist and playwright. Today most of his writings are more or less forgotten, with one exception. ‘Three Men in a Boat (To Day Nothing Of The Dog)’, which was a major success on its first publication in 1889, ...

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...and a dog, of course

Advantages: funny, perceptive book
Disadvantages: none

This great book is one that has shown it can truly stand the test of time. To find a book first published in 1889 but that is still incredibly funny and relavant today is truly outstanding, though obviously some of the script and circumstances would no lo ...

Martin81 06.07.2001 · Read full review
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The funniest book you'll ever read

Advantages: Absolutely hilarious; wonderful characterisations
Disadvantages: It's too short!

...make you laugh out loud is without doubt a very rare, and a very good thing - and this is the only one that I can remember reading that has done so consistently. It is the tale of three young men - the author (J.), George and Harris, to ...

Alternum 10.08.2000 · Read full review
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A reviatalising river trip in an open boat...

Advantages: A book that can be returned to time and time again
Disadvantages: There is only one sequel, Three Men On The Bummel - I would like more.

I was first introduced to this book by my English techer when I was 13, and in the following 7 years have read it many times, and yet have never grown tired of it. Written from the point of view fo the author, in the first person, this book recounts th ...

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