The Papers of A.J. Wentworth, B.A. - The Wentworth Papers (Paperback)
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The Papers of A.J. Wentworth, B.A. - The Wentworth Papers (Paperback)

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The classic fictional memoirs of a hapless schoolmaster.

There is chalk in his fingernails and paper darts fill the air as A.J. Wentworth, mathematics master at Burgrove Preparatory School, unwittingly opens the doors that lead not to knowledge but to chaos and confusion.

In his collected papers he sets out the truth about the fishing incident in the boot room, the real story about the theft of the headmaster's potted plant, and even the answer to the sensitive question of whether or not Mr Wentworth was trying to have carnal knowledge of matron on that one, memorable occasion.

A comic study in blinkered English manners, the Wentworth Papers will delight fans of P.G. Wodehouse or Grossmiths' Mr Pooter. First introduced to readers in the pages of Punch magazine, it was later dramatized for both BBC Radio and ITV drama.

Editorial reviews:

'A splendid comic hero ... cannot fail to engage the sympathy of everyone who has ever sat in a classroom either as master or pupil ... Few books have made me laugh out loud quite so often.' Evening Standard

'I was often helpless with laughter. Not a book to be read in public.' The Oldie

'A truly comic invention.' The Guardian

'Masterly caricature.' Times Literary Supplement

'Wentworth turns out to be the hero of a work certain to be pigeon-holed as a minor classic by which people usually mean a classic more readable than the major kind ... a man Mr Pooter would regard with awe but nevertheless recognise as a brother.' Spectator

'A book of such hilarious nature that I had to give up reading it in public.' New Statesman

'One of the funniest books ever.' Sunday Express

Publisher: Prelude Books
ISBN: 9781788421836
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A splendid comic hero ... cannot fail to engage the sympathy of everyone who has ever sat in a classroom either as master or pupil ... Few books have made me laugh out loud quite so often.' Evening Standard

'I was often helpless with laughter. Not a book to be read in public.' The Oldie

'A truly comic invention.' The Guardian

'Masterly caricature.' Times Literary Supplement

'Wentworth turns out to be the hero of a work certain to be pigeon-holed as a minor classic by which people usually mean a classic more readable than the major kind ... a man Mr Pooter would regard with awe but nevertheless recognise as a brother.' Spectator

'A book of such hilarious nature that I had to give up reading it in public.' New Statesman

'One of the funniest books ever.' Sunday Express

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“Light hearted fun”

The Papers of A.J Wentworth B.A is a classic series about an ineffectual mathematics teacher who first appeared in Punch magazine from 1938. Written as a diary he recounts his time teaching in the all boys Burgrove... More

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