Quite Honestly

Quite Honestly

Book - 2005
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Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoy. Granted it's a little embarrassing, her father being the Bishop of Aldershot, but she's got a steady boyfriend, a degree in social sciences from Manchester University and the offer of a job in advertising. With all that, she felt she should pay back her debt to society' and do a little good in the world'. Praeceptors'), an organization which trains girls like Lucy to become the guide, philosopher and friend' to ex-convicts coming out of prison, to find them a job, a home and to encourage them to kick the habit of stealing things. windy March morning, waiting to greet her first SCRAP client', a career-burglar called Terry Keegan. What happens next confounds expectations and produces a story full of surprises. and a compulsive plot, Quite Honestly is a wonderfully comic novel, packed with John Mortimer's entertaining reflections on crime.
Publisher: London : Viking, 2005.
ISBN: 9780670915767
0670915769
Branch Call Number: MOR
Characteristics: 206 p.

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loudem
Nov 26, 2016

The premise is good. The complete reversal is original and quite funny, honestly. The thing gets out of hands when with each chapter we have a review of what we knew already. This gets tiresome after a while. I still can't see why after the split between Lucy and Terry she doesn't wake up and realize that all her time in prison is for nothing. And the happy ending... Well.

Cleverly written but I did not enjoy the format... he thinks/ she thinks and the sarcasm about the inadequate prison system is too sad to laugh at.

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fpsutka
Oct 08, 2016

I enjoyed this humorous, satirical novel. It is a light novel, but still interesting nonetheless. The author makes fun of crime, religion,etc.
A fun read!

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