'I should like to go to France,' said Ma.
'God Almighty,' Pop said. 'What for?'
'For a holiday of course,' Ma said. 'I think it would do us all good to get some sun.'
And so at the end of a rainy English August the Larkins - all ten of them, including little Oscar, the family's new addition - bundle into the old Rolls and cross the Channel to escape the hostile elements.
But far from being the balmy, sunny and perfick spot Ma Larkin hoped for, France proves less than welcoming to an eccentric English family. The tea's weak, the furniture breakable and the hotel manager is almost as hostile as the wind and the rain they've brought with them! And when the manager learns that Ma and Pop are unmarried yet sharing a room under his roof, the trouble really begins . . .
They are absolute comfort books . . . All five titles are being rereleased just in time for summer
Pop Larkin, Ma and their progeny ... are essentially English of the rich and ribald England of Chaucer and Shakespeare. A superb and timeless comedy
As funny as Evelyn Waugh and as enchanting as Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie. Don't miss it
Pop is as sexy, genial, generous, and boozy as ever. Ma is a worthy match for him in all these qualities
A pulsing comedy of country manners. Just about perfick
Very racy, earthy. Rabelaisian