Ultraliberal clergyman Simeon Simcox, rector of the village of Rapstone Fanner, leaves his entire fortune to Leslie Titmuss, a social-climbing conservative politician. As Mortimer recounts the gossip and dastardly goings-on in Rapstone Fanner, he creates a wickedly funny, totally absorbing portrait of British life from the austerity of World War II to the dubious prosperity of the eighties. This delightful social comedy was adapted by Mortimer into an eleven-part series for Masterpiece Theatre.
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Review: Paradise Postponed (Rapstone Chronicles #1)User Review - Lendoxia - Goodreads
Nothing special, quick beach read when you don't want to think about anything. Writing is fluent and the story-line keeps you interested but nothing special about this book. Read full review
Review: Paradise Postponed (Rapstone Chronicles #1)User Review - Nigel - Goodreads
"An hilarious novel", so says the Daily Telegraph; I think not. An interesting portrait of the British class system, British politics and the good old British weather. Nicely written with deliciously nasty characters this will remain with you well into your next novel. Read full review