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Download Dear Lupin... Letters to a Wayward Son Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (150 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Mortimer Narrator: Nicky Henson Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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Nostalgic, witty and filled with characters and situations that people of all ages will recognise, Dear Lupin is the correspondence of a father to his only son, spanning nearly 25 years. Roger Mortimer's sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching, always generous letters to his son are packed with anecdotes and sharp observations, with a unique analogy for every scrape Charlie Mortimer got himself into. The trials and tribulations of his youth and early adulthood are received by his father with humour, understanding and a touch of resignation, making them the perfect reminder of when letters were common, but always special. A racing journalist himself, Roger Mortimer wrote for a living, yet still penned over 150 letters to his son as he left school, and lived in South America, Africa, Weston-super-Mare and eventually London. These letters form a memoir of their relationship, and an affectionate portrait of a time gone by.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Roome | 2/15/2014

    " This is a delightfully amusing book, which I thoroughly enjoyed ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa Kidby | 2/7/2014

    " Funny and an example of steadfast parenting to a wayward son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Storm Grayson | 1/15/2014

    " Not everyones cup of tea I am sure but I loved the acerbic wit and the cavalier way things of importance were mentioned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 12/30/2013

    " the first half of this book I found very amusing, but as it went on it got quite boring.... But all in all I did like it, I read it all which is something... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberley | 12/15/2013

    " Very witty letter writing from a father to his son, through his twenties to thirties. Letter writing has somewhat disappeared so its lovely to reminisce on a previous era. It's hilarious how many daily tribulations can be discussed with ease and dry humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 11/22/2013

    " Helen who also rated the book two stars totally summed up how I felt about Dear Lupin 'Mildly amusing for the first half ....grindingly tedious thereafter' describes it perfectly - but what a lovely Dad to have:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie Sandland | 10/30/2013

    " Bought this after reading rave review on Amazon. It's warm and mildly amusing but that's it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Robinson | 10/21/2013

    " Few books are laugh out loud funny . This is one ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Lee | 10/21/2013

    " letters from a long-suffering upper-middle class father to his wayward son. A delight to read. Whizzed through it. There's another volume on the way - letters to his daughter this time - looking forward to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen Stanton | 10/15/2013

    " Mildly amusing for the first half ....grindingly tedious thereafter "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela Deakin | 9/18/2013

    " Didn't make me laugh. Found a few descriptions amusing, especially the barbecue, but other than that it is just letters from a Father to his son about day to day life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Longley | 7/30/2013

    " This collection of letters had me laughing out loud several times. The letters were written by Roger Mortimer to his son Charles and and witty, entertaining, and full of love (and requests for money to help pay the telephone bill Charlie racks up each time he's home). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/22/2013

    " This is a charming and funny book. At times rather poignant. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 7/22/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book. Drove my husband wild giggling my way through it and reading passages aloud. A great light hearted read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley Paris | 6/5/2013

    " I loves this book. I loved the way Charles Mortimer's letters flowed with affection, frustration and humour. If readers are offended by the occasional non PC terms, then they are are missing the point. A nostalgic read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie Devine-king | 3/6/2013

    " Amusing and heartwarming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Greenfield | 3/4/2013

    " Very amusing letters from a Dad to a wayward son. Roger Mortimer was a real wordsmith - very witty but also very loving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Fox | 2/2/2013

    " Read it at 2 sittings : love the mess slang -- doing a pineapple chunk for bunking off. The wayward son v engaging - but how did he survive ? Mortimer senior could write a dream -- and according to friends a very engaging cove "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquelyn Anderson | 12/27/2012

    " Lupin, the wayward's son's, words say it all: ' My father's account of the middle class existence of a long-suffering, elderly gentleman in Berkshire, together with his self-deprecating humour, continues to be a big hit ......... ' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 12/26/2012

    " Funny and enjoyable as I read it, but three days later and I can hardly remember any of it! Good but light entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Dehadray | 12/5/2012

    " A really charming and witty book. "

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