The Diary Of A Trainee In-Law #review

‘…this book is a great way to start. It’s not a long one (around 170 pages), so really just a toe in the water, and it’s an easy read. The ‘diary’ tells the tale of an engagement and wedding from the point of view of the father of the bride. Inspired by his own experiences (though he maintains that none of the events from the book actually happened – and why would I doubt that?), there are inevitably elements you’ll be able to relate to if you’ve been within spitting distance of the run-up to a wedding.

At times, I was reminded of Tom Sharpe in terms of the kind of humour. Strangely, also Ronald Searle. creator of the St Trinians and Molesworth books. The style is stereotypically British, and reflects the eccentricities of our nation. At times, it’s like having Margot and Jerry from The Good Life meeting Del and Rodney Trotter. And, if none of this rings any bells with you, I’m guessing you’re likely to be the ones getting hitched rather than training to be in-laws.’

I received a lovely review from Graeme Cumming yesterday; the above is a flavoursome extract but there’s more on the same lines.

Please go across and read it all. He recommends you buy the book and who am I to disagree…

You’ll find the link, here

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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21 Responses to The Diary Of A Trainee In-Law #review

  1. This is an excellent advocacy

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    This is a truly laugh out loud book and I can’t recommend it enough…..a must read whether your a trainee in law or an old hand at weddings and the preparation there of !

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  3. Soak it in, as a trifle does with brandy! Well-deserved kudos.


    • TanGental says:

      Oh what a cool analogy for a teetotaller! I’ve always had a difficult relationship with trifles, much like musical spats and anticlockwise toothbrushes which can cause difficulties with straight-line walking

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    Based on your blog posts, this book has got to be hilarious!

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  5. Congratulations Geoff. A terrific review.

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  6. What fun! Congratulations, Geoff. Sharing. Hugs.

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  7. Darlene says:

    What a great review! Congratualtions. All future FOTB should read this book.

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  8. arlingwoman says:

    Oh, lovely praise! Glad it’s out. Bask.

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  9. petespringerauthor says:

    Sounds like a winner to me, Geoff. I promise to check it out a little closer.

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  10. I promise, no money changed hands…

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