Dear Lupin

Author: Roger Mortimer,Charlie Mortimer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250038502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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"Among the funniest [letters] ever dispatched in the vain hope of steering a black sheep onto something like the straight and narrow." —The Wall Street Journal Nostalgic, witty, and original, Dear Lupin by Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer tracks the entire correspondence between a father and his only son. When the book begins, Charlie, the son, is studying at Eton, although the studying itself is not a priority, much to his father's chagrin. After Charlie graduates and moves from South America to Africa and eventually back to London, Roger continues to write regularly, offering advice (which is rarely heeded) as well as humorous updates from home ("Your mother has had the flu. Her little plan to give up spirits for Lent lasted three and a half days"). Roger's letters range from reproachful ("You may think it mildly amusing to be caught poaching in the park; I would consider it more hilarious if you were not living on the knife edge") to resigned ("I am very fond of you, but you do drive me round the bend"), but his correspondence is always filled with warmth, humor, and wisdom that offers unique insight into the relationship between father and son.

Dear Lumpy

Author: Louise Mortimer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472109287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7492


'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only directed at his wayward son, Lupin. Though better behaved than her mischievous older brother, Louise (aka 'Lumpy') still caused her father to reach for his typewriter. The trials and tribulations of Louise's days at boarding school, her eventful wedding to Hot¬Hand-Henry and the birth of his grandchildren are all accompanied by a sometimes chiding, but always loving letter. Between these milestones, Roger gives updates on the family, pets and the local gossip, holds forth on the weather, road safety, and even suggests the best way to make a gravy soup, all in his own inimitable style. With the same unique charm and often snort-inducing humour that made Dear Lupin a bestseller, Roger Mortimer guides and supports his daughter through every scrape she found herself in. Hilarious and instantly familiar, Dear Lumpy is a perfect example of the glorious art of letter writing, and the timeless relationship between father and daughter.

Dear Lupin...

Author: Charlie Mortimer,Roger Mortimer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780330138

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 2293


Nostalgic, witty and filled with characters and situations that people of all ages will recognise, Dear Lupin is the entire correspondence of a Father to his only son, spanning nearly 25 years. Roger Mortimer's sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching, always generous letters to his son are packed with anecdotes and sharp observations, with a unique analogy for each and every scrape Charlie Mortimer got himself into. The trials and tribulations of his youth and early adulthood are received by his father with humour, understanding and a touch of resignation, making them the perfect reminder of when letters were common, but always special. A racing journalist himself, Roger Mortimer wrote for a living, yet still wrote more than 150 letters to his son as he left school, and lived in places such as South America, Africa, Weston-super-Mare and eventually London. These letters form a memoir of their relationship, and an affectionate portrait of a time gone by.

Arsène Lupin

Author: Edgar Jepson,Maurice Leblanc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Burglars

Page: 386

View: 684


A millionaire enlists the help of police, in particular Chief-Inspector Guerchard, in an attempt to save his collection of valuable paintings and the coronet of the Princesse de Lamballe from Arsene Lupin, the infamous gentleman thief.

The Confessions of Arsène Lupin

Author: Maurice Leblanc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 350

View: 5314


This collection of Lupin short stories presents more puzzling criminal involvements of the classic French hero-thief and his men.

The Windsor Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 774

View: 8834


The London

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7034


Punch

Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 664

View: 9390