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Author: Dornford Yates
ISBN13: 978-1409936886
Title: Berry and Co. (Dodo Press)
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Language: English
Category: Humor and Satire
Publisher: Dodo Press (October 28, 2008)
Pages: 292

Berry and Co. (Dodo Press) by Dornford Yates



Berry and co. By. Dornford yates. Ward, lock & c. limited. London and melbourne. Printed in great britain by purnell and sonspaulton (somerset) and london. You will know whom I mean. Most faithfully yours, DORNFORD YATES.

Dornford Yates was the pseudonym of the British novelist Cecil William Mercer (1885-1960). His novels and short stories, some humourous and some thrillers were best-sellers in the period between the two World Wars. Mercer was called to the bar in 1909 and worked there for several years. After the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, he joined the County of London Yeomanry and was commissioned Second Lieutenant.

Dornford Yates was the pseudonym of the English novelist, Cecil William Mercer (7 August 1885 – 5 March 1960), whose novels and short stories, some humorous (the Berry books), some thrillers (the Chandos books), were best-sellers in the 21-year interwar period between the First and Second world wars. The pen name, Dornford Yates, first in print in 1910, resulted from combining the surnames of his grandmothers – the paternal Eliza Mary Dornford, and the maternal Harriet Yates. Ages 18 and up. 2. 0. Publication Date: 12-16-2014.

Ward, lock & c. Printed in great britain by purnell and sons paulton (somerset) and london. Most faithfully yours, DORNFORD YATES. I How will noggin was fooled, and berry rode forth against his will. II How daphne wrote for assistance, and mr. holly was outbid. III How a man may follow his own hat, and berry took a LAMP in his hand. IV How nobby came to sleep upon my bed, and berry fell among thieves. V How jill's education was improved, and daphne gave her husband the SLIP.

ru - This collection of short stories featuring ‘Berry’ Pleydell and his chaotic entourage established Dornford Yates’ reputation as one of the best comic writers in a generation, and made him hugely popular.

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Dornford Yates was the pseudonym of the British novelist Cecil William Mercer (1885-1960). His novels and short stories, some humourous and some thrillers were best-sellers in the period between the two World Wars. Mercer was called to the bar in 1909 and worked there for several years. After the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, he joined the County of London Yeomanry and was commissioned Second Lieutenant. Yates originally wrote short stories for the monthly magazines, and many of his works began as stories in the Windsor Magazine before being collected together in book form. However, his first known published work, Temporary Insanity, appeared in Punch in May 1910, and his second, Like a Tale that is Told appeared in the Red Magazine in July 1910. Amongst his other works are The Brother of Daphne (1914), The Courts of Idleness (1920), Berry and Co. (1921), The Stolen March (1926) and Blind Corner (1927).
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The charming self satisfied heroes of Dornford Yates Wodehousian tales are at it again, at home and abroad in a fairy tale England and that was --- at least if you had the money, the time, the taste, and the good luck to find it. Yates is a terrible snob, but just enjoy the fun. These books book's define nostalgic charm, and Yates has a magical lyrical and unique way with the English language. No one save maybe Anthony Hope (The Prisoner of Zenda) ever wrote quite like this.

White Ladies and its neighbor houses are as much fantasy today as Middle Earth, but it's a pleasant escape from today's reality.

But I warn you Yates is addictive.
Uleran
I don't understand myself. These stories, mostly of high jinks in the English countryside, are grossly overwritten, especially in descriptions of scenery. The protagonists are all perfect gentlemen, apart from their assumption of entitlement and chauvinist superiority, while the ladies are paragons of demure pulchritude. And yet I find them quite delightful in their depiction of a place and time that never was. It's a puzzlement.
Lcena
The author was about 16 years old when Queen Victoria died and about 26 when Edward VII died, and I think that he regretted that era until his own death in 1960. The book is a collection of old-fashioned pranks in the style of Oxford University. I had friends who talked like that, enjoyed pranks like that, and of course now they are all dead. Similarly, London still had in the 50s and 60s nice gentlemen who had served in India. You would see them drinking heavily in the pubs or the hotels' bars and hear them talk about the Empire. Now they are all gone. Time flies. The best movie about the generation of the author is The Remains of the Day. I prefer this choice because you get another great movie in prime (Sense and Sensibility).
It was a generation where the upper class did not have much of a social conscience, not because they were heartless, but because "it was not done". Conversation should be light and airy with spirited banter.
My heart goes two ways: on one hand I hate the stuff and what it represents. The book is almost unreadable. On the other hand, I can hear the voice of some old friends of mine. If you are interested in the spirit of the period, you should rather try the books of Dorothy Sayers (who was from Oxford as well). Start with Whose Body?: 1 (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries) It is well written, there is a mystery, the book is full of people like that and frankly it is in another literary class. It is also at a great price (0.99 today).