Mrs Pooter"s diary

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StatementKeith Waterhouse ; illustrated by John Jensen.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv,207p. :
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Open LibraryOL22369977M
ISBN 100718123395

This is Keith Waterhouse's parody of 'The Diary of a Nobody', written from Mrs Pooter's perspective. If you've read the latter, then Mrs Pooter's comments are very amusing, giving a sense of a slight irritation with her husband and in particular his rather odd sense 5/5(7).

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Mrs. Pooter's Diary5/5(7). Mrs Pooter reads her husband's diary, unbeknown to him, and writes her own version of events. First publishes Mrs Pooters diary book the s, but written in an authentic period style.

If you enjoyed the original, you're guaranteed to like this/5. The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations by the originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in –89 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk, Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie, his Author: George and Weedon Grossmith.

The Diary of a Nobody (Mr Pooter) written by George Grossmith was first published in the Punch magazine inand first published in book form in This book takes that Diary, and offers the reader the view of the events therein from the perspective of Mrs Pooter.5/5(12).

Review of Mrs. Pooter’s Diary by Keith Waterhouse Reviewed by Fiza Pathan After reading the classic novel The Diary of a Nobody by the Grossmith brothers, I was very keen to read Keith Waterhouse’s take on the book through the eyes of Mrs.

Pooter and her diary.I ordered the book from Amazon, and I was lucky to get one of the last few copies of the book, which was originally published. This book takes that Diary, and offers the reader the view of the events therein from the perspective of Mrs Pooter.

Long-suffering, and putting up with her husband’s middle class pretensions and rather inflated opinion of his own views, Carrie Pooter is a delightfully 5/5. Mrs. Pooter's Diary. Author:Keith Waterhouse. Book Binding:Hardback.

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You can find Pooters in the Indian novels of RK Narayan. Indeed, the literary influence of The Diary of a Nobody is remarkable. Most of the spoof Private Eye diaries, beginning with “Mrs Wilson.

The Diary of a Nobody, in which Mr Pooter is the hero, was never meant to be a book; it was a weekly serial in Punch written over the course of a year from May to May, The book, which was published inis essentially the same as the magazine but with seven extra chapters.

Baron de B.W. & Co. “Our Booking Office,” Punch, (23 June ) And, by the way, à propos of Weedon, the Baron has to congratulate the Brothers Grossmith on their Diary of a Nobody, republished from Mr.

Punch’s pages, but with considerable additions. The Diary is very funny, not a page of it but affords matter for a good laugh; and yet the story is not without a touch of pathos. Notes [1] Entry of 23 December Michael Davie, ed., The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, ), [2] The history of the early book editions of the Diary is tangled, due to the unwillingness of the publisher to distinguish between an edition and an impression (reprint).

The edition of was at first called the fifth, then the third, and finally the fourth. Directed by Ken Russell. With Bryan Pringle, Avril Elgar, Murray Melvin, Jonathan Cecil/10(1).

The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations by the latter. It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in /5.

As George and Weedon Grossmith's classic novel Diary of a Nobody returns to the stage, revisit some key dates from the book's history Mon 9 Jun EDT Last modified on. The book covers a good number of red-letter days in the Pooters' life, which they tend to punctuate with the odd bottle of Jackson Freres champagne from the grocer's across the street.

The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations by the latter. It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in –89 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk, Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie, his.

In July BBC Radio 4 broadcast an adaption of The Diary of a Nobody, an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith. Johnny Vegas and Katherine Parkinson play Mr and Mrs Pooter in Andrew Lynch's adaptation of the Grossmith brothers' comic novel of The story is a social vignette.

The Diary of a Nobody first appeared in Punch magazine inwith the serialisation concluding in ; it first appeared in book form in Mr Pooter, a respectable middle-class gentleman, decides to keep a diary; he fails to see why his diary, because he does /5().

Back to top. The Diary of a Nobody, by brothers George (–) and Weedon (/4–) Grossmith, was one of the great comic novels of the latter 19th originally appeared in Punch—uncredited, like most Punch articles of the time—off and on from mid to mid In it was expanded to book length by filling out some passages and adding eight chapters as well as.

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These days, Charles Pooter, the City clerk and narrator of George and Weedon Grossmith’s The Diary of a Nobody () — the enduring comedy of hum-drum middle-class, lateth-century life Author: Harry Mount. One of the world’s greatest children’s writers and illustrators, Beatrix Potter created some of the most recognisable characters in English literature, including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Benjamin Bunny.

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Added to basket. Red Riding Hood. Added to basket. Mrs James was most kind, and lent Carrie a fan of ivory with red feathers., the value of which, she said, was priceless, as the feathers belonged to the Kachu eagle – a bird now extinct.

I preferred the little white fan which Carrie bought for three-and-six Author: Clothes In Books. The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations by the originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in –89 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk, Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie, his.

A comic novel by George Grossmith with illustrations by his brother Weedon Grossmith, written in the form of a journal. It first appeared in as an occasional serial in Punch, and an expanded version appeared as a book in Mr Charles Pooter, middle-aged Victorian Everyman and clerk in the City accounting house of Mr Perkupp, chronicles fifteen months in his life from the time he.

April 3.—Tradesmen called for custom, and I promised Farmerson, the ironmonger, to give him a turn if I wanted any nails or tools. By-the-by, that reminds me there is no key to our bedroom door, and the bells must be seen to. The parlour bell is broken, and the front.

Indeed, in Evelyn Waugh went so far as to make the following observations on the Grossmiths’ book in the Daily Mail newspaper: I still think that the funniest book in the world is Grossmith’s (sic) Diary of A Nobody.

If only people would really keep journals like that. Many of the spoofs that continue to appear in Private Eye magazine – most notably Mrs Wilson’s Diary – owe a large debt to the Grossmiths. Even Keith Waterhouse produced his own parody – Mrs Pooter’s Diary – inand it’s almost as funny as the original.

RO Mrs POOTER'S DIARY. In Broche. Etat d'usage, Plats abimes, Coiffe en pied abimee, Interieur acceptable. pages. Illustre de nombreux dessins en noir et blanc dans le texte. Annotations et taches en page de faux-titre (ex-libris). Plats fortement plies, le 1er etant tache. Couverture en partie insolee.The Diary of a Nobody is a quick and amusing read that is quaint and funny yet also gives us a glimpse into the past and a way of life that has for the most part disappeared.

Even though the book is more than a century old, many will recognize the timeless character of Pooter from their own social circle or even from gazing into the mirror%(75). Evelyn Waugh apparently called it “the funniest book in the world,” and it has never gone out of print.

As adapted by Franklin, Diary plays like a Victorian sitcom by way of Monty Python. The cast — most of whom are portraying multiple characters — bounce around the small stage area and narrowly avoid tripping over the feet of the.