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    Penguin Modern Classics: Molesworth

    By: Geoffrey Willans

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    School is 'wet and weedy', according to Nigel Molesworth, the 'goriller of 3B', 'curse of st custard's' and superb chronicler of fifties English life. Nothing escapes his disaffected eye and he has little time for such things as botany walks and cissy poetry with an assortment of swots, snekes and oiks. Instead he is very good at missing lessons, charming masters and putting down little brothers, in fact he is exceptional at most things except spelling. Wildly funny and full of sharp observations on life, the Molesworth tetralogy is magnificently complemented by the illustrations of Ronald Searle.
    'The Molesworth tetralogy is one of those works of sublime genius which no reader will ever forget... a vivid cast... unstoppable, satirical verve, and a startling width of cultural, political and philosophical range... They are sublimely clever books, and we are right to call them modern classics.'
    Philip Hensher

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