I enjoyed this light hearted, tongue-in-cheek look at the lives of Lord and Lady Prosser mainly because it didn’t need me to do anything but read. As a lover of thrillers with suspense and intrigue, my reading involves trying to remember every detail and clue. This book was a refreshing change. It’s an easy flowing, non-taxing, absorbing read, liberally splashed with good clean humour.
Between garden fetes, fund raising events, a visit to the opera house, endless shopping, and dining out, they lead quite busy lives. I was amazed how little time they spend at home despite not having jobs. Then there are their pets and other family members to fit in. All this activity and Lord David’s charming way of looking at things made the book surprisingly interesting.
Although it was a good read which I would recommend to anyone, I knocked half a star off for the very few editing errors, and another half a star off for it being less than 200 pages. Sorry, but this is just one of my quirky rules unless the shorter story is reflected in the price.
(B) minus 0.5 star (E) minus 0.5 stars Awarded 4****
My Review System
This is a totally personal and subjective view about books. I always start with five stars. Then depending on certain criteria I deduct stars.
A) Minus 0.5 star if the book has more than ten missing words, misplaced words or punctuation, spelling errors, or extra words.
(B) Minus 0.5 stars if the above errors drew me out of the story.
(C) Minus 1 star if the sentence structure and grammar make it awkward to read.
(D) Minus 1 star if I had to give up reading the book because of the above.
(E) Minus 0.5 stars if the book is shorter than 200 pages and not reflected in the price.
(F) Minus 0.5 if there is unwarranted profanity or gratuitous sex scenes unless this takes up only a tiny proportion of the whole book.