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JENNINGS' DIARY

Written by Anthony Buckeridge
Published by Collins in 1953

JENNINGS' DIARY
Written by Anthony Buckeridge.
Stock no. 1322785
1957. Hardback. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards with black title to spine. Top edge red. Colour frontis. 253 pages. Dent to lower edge of front cover. Child's neat name and address in ink to front free-endpaper. Light browning and foxing to endpapers and textblock. Dustwrapper is edge rubbed with small tears at corners and a larger tear to lower edge of front panel.
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Front cover

Cover of JENNINGS' DIARY by Anthony Buckeridge

Contents

  • It is a good thing to keep a diary; and an even better one to safeguard its secrets by writing them in code. But the trouble with Jennings' code was that it made his most innocent entries read like the secret dossier of some Eastern European spy organisation.
  • Many hilarious incidents of the Easter term at Linbury Court School are recorded in the ink-splashed pages of Jennings' Diary. There was, for instance, the astounding excavation of an alleged Roman chariot - wheel; Darbishire's ill-fated attempt, when laden with valuable glassware to ride a bicycle fitted with a sliding saddle; and Mr Wilkins' anguish and frustration at finding his missing mark book at the bottom of Jenning's trunk.