[LMB] LQ #71: A Civil Campaign (Fri. Oct. 9th, 2009)

Dorian E. Gray dorianegray at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 17:51:38 BST 2009

> Do you like or dislike the book _A Civil Campaign: A Comedy of Biology
> and Manners_ and why or why not?

Love it.  Except for the bug-butter fight.

It has all the best echoes of Heyer and Sayers (especially), and all the 
characters being so wonderfully themselves, and a perfect mixture of romance 
and politics.  Into all of that, the slapstick of the bug-butter fight 
intrudes about as congruously as Eminem in a Mothers' Union meeting.

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
dorianegray at gmail.com

"Mr. Crossley is glad-eyed. He thinks everyone should be upright and 
honourable and interested in Geography."
- Diana Wynne Jones, "Witch Week" 

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