THE TROUBLE WITH JENNINGS
by Anthony Buckeridge
Illustrated by Mays
Published by Collins. 1st. 1960
Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. According to Mr Wilkins, the trouble with Jennings was due to the fantastic way his mind appeared to work! Grey boards, red title to spine. Coloured frontis, b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Top edge red.
Spine and corners bumped. A few tiny bookworm holes penetrate the lower edge of rear spine of book and dustwrapper. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxspots to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a few small marks to rear panel.
Stock no. 1316650
- According to Mr. Wilkins, the trouble with Jennings was due to the fantastic way in which his mind appeared to work. Mr. Carter took a more tolerant view, but even so, his contention that the boy meant well was sorely tried by the events of the Easter term.
- There was for example, the home-made Snorkel which caused a flood, with disastrous results to the music room ceiling: there was a mix-up over a birthday present which threatened to shatter the lasting friendship between Jennings and Darbishire. There was Jennings' good resolution to be kind and helpful to the elderly - an intention viewed with such suspicion in certain quarters that the project nearly foundered before it got into its stride.
- But this is not the whole story! For one of the troubles with Jennings is that even the simplest matters become complicated whenever he takes command.