The Adventures of Mr Thake (2020)

The Adventures of Mr Thake J.B. Morton The Adventures of Mr Thake Imagine Bertie Wooster with no Jeeves to rescue him from disaster Oswald Hattersley Blettisloe Thake is the ultimate English upper class twit A gentleman of far leisure than sense he lurches haplessl
  • Title: The Adventures of Mr Thake
  • Author: J.B. Morton
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
The Adventures of Mr Thake J.B. Morton Imagine Bertie Wooster with no Jeeves to rescue him from disaster Oswald Hattersley Blettisloe Thake is the ultimate English upper class twit A gentleman of far leisure than sense, he lurches haplessly from calamity to calamity, describing everything with glorious incomprehension in his letters home to his friend Beachcomber The Adventures of Mr Thake is an essenImagine Bertie Wooster with no Jeeves to rescue him from disaster Oswald Hattersley Blettisloe Thake is the ultimate English upper class twit A gentleman of far leisure than sense, he lurches haplessly from calamity to calamity, describing everything with glorious incomprehension in his letters home to his friend Beachcomber The Adventures of Mr Thake is an essential read for anyone interested in classic English humour.
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  1. Rhys

    There was once a noble tradition of British quasi surreal, bittersweet absurdist humour that was inspired as much by raw farce as by serious satirical concerns This tradition began with Beerbohm and Saki and D.B Wyndham Lewis and reached its zenith in the 1940s and 50s in the pages of Lilliput Magazine with such luminaries as Maurice Richardson and Ronald Searle But the funniest contributor to the movement was J.B Morton, also known as Beachcomber.I d never heard of Beachcomber until a few years [...]

  2. Mark Farley

    The Adventures of Mr Thake or Oswald Bletisloe Hattersley Thake to give him his full elitist, in bred title is a reprinted first of two collection of previously out of print novels since the 30s by the former Express columnist J.B Morton who through format of letters to the fictitious Beachcomber, writes of his antics and tribulations as an eligible bachelor in society I don t quite know what this guy does for a living except what I suspect just being rich as countless con artists and shady wome [...]

  3. Bettie☯

    Written by J.B Morton.The hapless traveller sends news home to Beachcomber after losing his hat at Niagara Fallsblurb In 1924 the writer J.B Morton adopted the name Beachcomber and began a humorous column in the Daily Express which was to run for over 50 years Reading about the odd lives of Beachcomber s characters whether they were nonsensical, puritanical, pompous or simply insane became part of the ritual of breakfast throughout the land A typical example of Beachcomber s gift for creating wh [...]

  4. Stig

    Naive, innocent and frankly not quite there, this upper class twit travels Europe and America in constant danger from scheming women and other threats The editorial comments on the back cover suggest that this may be as funny as Wodehouse, if not funnier I wouldn t go quite that far nobody is funnier than Wodehouse but it is a very good read indeed.

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