Jennings in Particular
"To the bonfire! To the bonfire! Emergency red! All hands to the pump!" cried Jennings. Would they be in time to rescue Aunt Angela's letter? The near destruction of the precious First Day Cover had all been the result of a misunderstanding - but then so had the tennis ball on the roof of the gym and that had ended with Jennings stuck in a sleeping bag and leaping about like a demented kangaroo.
Reviewed on 16th July 2023
I’ve been slowly re-reading this series from my childhood over the past decade and a half, and this is one of the most enjoyable.
These are the tales of JCT Jennings, a boarding school third-former in an indeterminate mid-20th century decade. My copy is from the 80s and had been updated with decimalisation and probably other tweaks.
The three act structure that marks the series continues to be present, and ties together really well into an overall series of comedic entertainment which really kept me hooked.
Probably my favourite of the series.