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Mecklenfeld rated it it was amazing Nov 24, The Night Before Christmas. Clara rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Hilarious, quirky, Python-esque, Brit humor at it’s best. I see this is also available in the anthology Noisy outlaws Paperbackpages.

How to Write Really Badly. Oct 22, Kitty rated it it was amazing. Clement Freud wrote Grimble. I reread it a few times a year!

Refresh and try again. This is simultaneously the funniest and saddest book.

Grimble & Grimble at Christmas by Clement Freud

Grimble is the story of a quirky young boy who has parents who go away a lot and leave him notes about what to do ggrimble where things are. Each day he visits a new address, though on each occasion his host is out. How to Handle Your Mum. One of my first independent purchases as a young child – I loved it then and I love it now.

Grimble (Grimble, book 1) by Clement Freud

I talked about it in this blog from Maybefore Coraline was published — So I went and prowled the bookshelves in the basement, looking for my old books cleement when I was a boy, feeling like something odd and funny and stylish. My Dad’s Got an Alligator! The book is a humorous account of his life alone for five days. How Many Sleeps till Christmas?


It’s very much a glimpse into the different perspectives of child and adult, if taken at a deeper level, however it’s just good fun on the surface and should frrud appeal to many children and perhaps, even adults, on this ground alone.

As with several of my favourite books I encountered it first on the BBC series Jackanoryin which actors like Kenneth Williams or Martin Jarvis who is going to be doing the upcoming HarperCollins Good Omens Audiobook would simply read books on the TV, fifteen minutes of storytelling each day, while the cameras sat on them or panned across illustrations.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Grimble by Clement Freud. I revisit it every few years and each time I see a different side to it.

The humour still appeals to me, but now I see a sort of sadness feud it. It was a childhood favourite; I loved the strange humour and rather envied Grimble’s solitary adventures. Antonio Pontes rated it liked it Nov 15, Ali Sontag rated it liked it Sep 22, Short Stories, Coloring Book, and Jokes! January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Grimble is a boy of “about 10” who has parents that can be described as eccentric. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ten-year-old Grimble is worried.

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I’m sad it won’t happen. His parents are not very organized and they seem to have completely forgotten Christmas. Archie Double Digest Shanaz Akhter rated it it was amazing Aug 02, And Grimble — the tone of voice, the deadpan way he put the sentences together — was a huge influence on Coralinewhich was something I discovered when I read the book to Maddy.

Apr 27, Roger rated clememt really liked it. This is a very funny book and not as famous as it deserves to be. Sir Clement read Grimble in that wonderful, slightly lugubrious, voice, deadpanning every joke, and it was wonderful. Paddington Here and Now.

It is absolutely hilarious. Anna Kristina rated it liked it Sep 27, He thought that, as hero and a brave girl, she should not have cried.

Grimble & Grimble at Christmas

Rowling[1] Neil Gaiman [2] and Lauren Child [3] have cited the work as being a favourite book of theirs. Quentin Blake’s distinctive illustrations add to the charm. I’d love to see a Grimble film. Grimblr Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Robot Dinner Lady. I relate to this peculiar character so much which frimble probably why it has stayed with me throughout my life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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