The Ballad of Peckham Rye review ☆ 3

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye review ☆ 3 ¿ The Ballad of Peckham Rye is the wickedly farcical fable of a blue collar town turned upside down When the firm of Meadows Meade Grindley hires Dougal Douglas aka Douglas Dougal to do human research into the private lives of its workforce they are in no way prepared for the mayhem mutiny and murder he wiY are in no way prepared for the mayhem mutiny and murder he will stir up Not only funny but startlingly original declared The Washington Post the legendary character of Dougal Douglasmay not have been boasting when he referred so blithely to. The art of the impeccably constructed comedy lean and mean from scene to spleen is Muriel’s MO This one concerns a sharp tongued Scot who invades Lyon’s Corner House era Peckham and upsets the apple cart with his multiple machinations Spark’s perfect ear and skill at crafting a knockabout romp is on a par with Mr ueneau and this short novel induces in this reader a state of toe tingling rapture

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His association with the devil In fact this Music Man of the thoroughly modern corporation changes the lives of all the eccentric characters he meets from Miss Merle Coverdale head of the typing pool to VR Druce unsuspecting Managing Directo. Muriel Spark on good form as characters show weakness judgement envy and concern with class love work and loneliness all thrown inPost war Peckham is alive with employment and opportunity and gossip at the factories and shops The opportunity for some is limited through social standing but for others commercial pressures and a background in research offer our central character Dougal Douglas chances and influenceAs Dougal gets to know Peckham its companies and people the story unfolds Can he help some; can he offer others new beginnings and why do some people dislike himMuriel Sparks sharp eye prose brings a enjoyable yet waspish story together over 140 pages My edition is one of the lovely Spark Centenary edition published by Polygon in 2018 to mark her birth

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The Ballad of Peckham RyeThe Ballad of Peckham Rye is the wickedly farcical fable of a blue collar town turned upside down When the firm of Meadows Meade Grindley hires Dougal Douglas aka Douglas Dougal to do human research into the private lives of its workforce the. The Ballard of Peckham Rye isn't that a far cry from Kensington Not so far really even if it is north of the river and the main character has contacts in Kensington and Chelsea the territory of those girls of slender means Eventually Dougal Douglas or Douglas Dougal ends up in a Franciscan monastery but he doesn't make as much of a success of it as Sandy in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie or maybe he doesview spoiler there is a family with the surname Crewe but none of them seem to be Abbesses hide spoiler