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    Loved Mr. Finchley

    Mr. Edgar Finchley hasn’t had a holiday in ten years, so when he is told that he must take a proper holiday he is not quite prepared for the adventures that await him. At the outset Mr. Finchley’s intent is to spend a quiet three weeks in Margate. His plans quickly go awry when he is inadvertently kidnapped. Each day becomes a new adventure in which he meets crooks, tramps, hunchbacks, and sea captains, amongst others. I love Edgar Finchley! In the beginning he is staid, timid, and perhaps easily intimidated. He is a man who lives by routine, but when he comes face to face with some very interesting characters and challenges he is gradually transformed into an amusing, endearing, and daring individual. This is such a lovely story, and so well written. While it was originally written and release in 1934 it does not seem at all dated. The descriptive style of Mr. Canning is such that Mr. Finchley, the characters he comes upon, and the countryside he rides and rambles through, come alive.  It is filled with drama, some sadness, gentle humor and outright hilarity. But chiefly it demonstrates that even the smallest choice can change a life forever. My thanks to NetGalley and Farrago for the advance digital copy made available for my review.
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    Fun Trip with Mr Finchley

    At 45, Mr. Finchley goes on holiday for the first time in his life. He makes plans but they are quickly interrupted before he even leaves his home town. Through a series of unfortunate events, Mr. Finchley’s holiday progresses in ways he never could have imagined. The situations and characters he encounters belong to another time and are refreshingly different from modern novels. I would recommend this book for anyone nostalgic for times long gone or for those willing to explore life when gypsies, tramps, and thieves roamed the countryside. Mr. Finchey found happiness along his way and maybe you will too for a few hours!
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    Wonderfully funny

    Mr. Finchley likes his routine. It's been the same for 10 years. When his new boss insists that he take a holiday, he is pitchforked into the most hilarious adventures and comes back a changed man. This is laugh out loud funny Brit humor. Escape from reality and return to a simpler time when one could disappear from the routine and return better for it.
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    A Humorous Adventure Through Pre-War England

    This is a wonderful adventure story. It is mostly fun and humorous. It is definitely a glimpse into a simpler life in pre-war England. It is very similar to The Travels of Jamie McPheeters in the way the adventure unfolds and has a life of its own. While it wasn't the vacation Mr. Finchley had planned, it was more than he could have imagined in his wildest dreams. I plan on reading the entire series! I received this early release from Net Galley at no cost and this is my honest review.
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    Highly recommended!

    I loved this gentle and funny book. Even if it was written in the '30s of last century it aged well and it's still a pleasant and entertaining read. I loved the characters and I loved the descriptions. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Farrago and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.I loved this gentle and funny book. Even if it was written in the '30s of last century it aged well and it's still a pleasant and entertaining read. I loved the characters and I loved the descriptions. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Farrago and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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