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the Moon derailedWhat a delight that this very funny hard to find series is available on kindle In this Moon derailedWhat a delight that this very funny hard find series is now available on kindle In this book Count Montjoy is trying desperately to get funds to install plumbing and improve roads in the Duchy of Grand Fenwick In addition the oung Duchess Gloriana has asked for a Russian sable fur coat The Count is in despair as there are virtually no funds to cover these unusual expenditures and the opposition party is against all change and any new taxes What to do Ask the USA for a 5 million dollar loan for the Grand Fenwick Space Program seems reasonable Of course nothing will go as planned and the mouse will be heading for the moon with the 50 million dollars the USA insists on sending as a gift instead Hilarious The Cold War rises again On rereading this book after about 40 ears I still liked itIt s a slim book and a uick read somewhat realistic and somewhat farcical uite satirical and uite funny Taken together it s a winnerThis isn t biting satire but whimsical though it isn t less effective f I am a huge fan of the Mouse that Roared and Spurred by the Count of Mountjoy who wants proper plumbing for the kingdom and a Russian sable coat for of Mountjoy who wants proper plumbing for the kingdom and a Russian sable coat for Grace.
buy an imperial russian sable coat for theiran Imperial Russian Sable coat for their duchess Or the subtle maneuvering of the duchy s prime minister and leading diplomat to get modern plumbing and hot water It is all of these things as well as being a very funny book featuring the cast of characters from THE MOUSE THAT ROARED A few new ones are introduced including a pair of Bobolinks who innocently contribute to heating up the space race A really funny book which was the basis of a second funny movie about Grand FenwickI downloaded this book via Kindle Unlimited Wonderful. And by Dr Kokintz who sees a potential new source of energy by mixing iron filings and Fenwick Pinot wine a loan ,
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Light read with some insight on humans Excellent read Always love dthe film the book is even better It helps that I m in my fifties I suspect that some of the political satire could be lost on much ounger
readers But loved it Life imitates art view spoilerthough my understanding is that the spacecraft will notBut loved it Life imitates art view spoilerthough my understanding is that the spacecraft will not powered by Luxembourg s uniue Grand Cru vintage hide spoiler I laughed I cried it moved me Bob Ok in all silliness this is pretty entertaining First ou have the scheming of the Count of Mountjoy who bemoans his apparent mediocrity then Prey you have the opportunity which is the the Grand Duchess desire for a fur coat So he seizes said opportunity and sends a loan reuest to the US for 5 million to send a rocket to the moon and a fur coat The Sec of which ever division whose lap this reu This was a fun book A little dated but that is one of the things that make it fun Interesting look at the silliness of races between countries to get a goal like landing on the moon But also through the lens of what seemed like a much simpler time uite as entertaining as the first book. Rom the US is arranged A rocket is fired and Grand Fenwick lands on the moon before American and Russian astronaut.