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With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed
by Lynne Truss | Humor
Registered by wingStoepbrakwing of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 2/5/2012
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Stoepbrak): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by wingStoepbrakwing from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, February 05, 2012

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Synopsis (credit: back cover)

Osborne Lonsdale, 48, a down-at-heel journalist mysteriously attractive to women, writes a regular celebrity interview for Come Into the Garden. This week his 'Me and My Shed' column will be based on the charming garden outhouse owned by TV sitcom star Angela Farmer. Unbeknown to Osborne, driving down to Devon to interview Angela in her country retreat, the sleepy magazine has been taken over by the new management. So it happens that Osborne's research trip is interrupted by a trainload of anxious hacks from London: Lillian, the fluffy blonde secretary; Michelle, the sub-editor who has a secret crush on Osborne; and Trent Carmichael, crime novelist and bestselling author of S is for ... Secateurs!

This is Lynne Truss's debut novel.

(Bought second-hand at Help the Rural Child Charity Bookshop, Victoria Road, Mowbray.) 


Journal Entry 2 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, April 21, 2014

6 out of 10


Because of Eats, Shoots and Leaves I suspect I will always have a soft spot for Lynne Truss. However, writing a comic novel is totally different from writing a witty guideline on grammar and punctuation.

With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed is very funny at times. It almost manages to walk the fine line between entertaining humour and slapstick. Not bad as harmless entertainment, I guess, but I won't be on the lookout for her other novels. At least the editing was excellent. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingStoepbrakwing at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, June 16, 2014

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Released 4 yrs ago (6/17/2014 UTC) at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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Left on one of the tables in the waiting area on the 8th floor.

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