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Leon Garfield was one of my favourite authors when I was a child and I m still enthralled by his page turning truly delightful storytelling as an adult It s New Year s Eve and Benjamin Partridge an apprentice in Mister Corbett s apothecary shop is ready to leave and oin his friends and family in the night s *celebrations But Mister Corbett sends Benjamin on a last minute delivery Little does Benjamin realize that this errand may *But Mister Corbett sends Benjamin on a last minute delivery Little does Benjamin realize that this errand may Him His Heart And his heart and before "The Night Is Over "night is over the New Year rings in I saw this as a special Christmas adaption on ITV many years ago Sadly it doesn t seem to be available anywhere these days but of course there is always the bookThe story itself concerns a boy working for a tyrannical apothecary He makes a Christmas wish that is granted He. Mr Corbett is a cruel employer and his young apprentice Benjamin can't help but wish he were dead So when a strange old man offers to make his wish come true Benjam. ,
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much in cue small in my day rant Leon Garfield is a very good writerI am particularly impressed by his use of repetition He knows how to repeat words to make them funny moving serious and I can t think of any writer who can use repetition with such keenness and finesseEach of the three stories had words that were repeatedThe first Mr Corbett s ghost mainly repeate. Of the man he hated most in the worldA brilliant collection of three short stories from a master story teller who will keep you turning the pages until the very en. ,as much in
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#and one I am looking forward to refreshing in my memory again Leon Garfield reminds me of #one I am looking forward to refreshing in my memory again Leon Garfield reminds me of Dahl Neil Gaiman Chris Priestley and Charles Dickens Mr Corbett s Ghost 4Vaarlem and Tripp 3The Simpleton 3 The first chapter was worth 5 3 short stories The first one Mr Corbett s Ghost was stunning and very atmospheric I ust couldn t stop reading The second one Vaarlem and Tripp was not so interesting and when I turned a page to read I realised it was over the *Last One The Simpleton Was Better So *one The Simpleton was better so found this in my dad and my grandpa s book collection i loved this one so much a small short story but one of my absolute favorites how did A Christmas Carol make it into the history books but not this one Mr Cor. In finds it impossible to refuse Sure enough Mr Corbett meets untimely death but the tables turn on the terrified apprentice who finds himself cursed with the ghost.