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The Wit and Wisdom of Hilda Ffinch by Juliet Warrington - Book Tour & Review

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 The Wit and Wisdom of Hilda Ffinch

By Juliet Warrington


England, 1940. With Adolf Hitler and his henchmen goose-stepping about the place and ranting for the Fatherland on the far side of the English Channel, the villagers of Little Hope in deepest, darkest Yorkshire, are doing their very best to Keep Calm and Carry On. It isn’t always easy though, even with the best of intentions.  There are evacuees to deal with as well as nightly air raid warnings and suspected fifth columnists. Worse still, there’s a dire shortage of spotted dick and knicker elastic.

But help is at hand! Enter Mrs Hilda Ffinch, horrendously rich and terribly bored lady of the manor who takes it upon herself to step into the role of Agony Aunt at the local newspaper.  

Unshockable, unshakable and completely devoid of any hint of tact whatsoever, Hilda soon has the villagers flocking to her banner as she dishes out her own unique brand of gin-fuelled advice.

What could possibly go wrong?

Information about the Book

Title: The Wit and Wisdom of Hilda Ffinch

Author: Juliet Warrington

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publication Date: 22nd September 2020

Page Count: 342

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

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My Review
The Wit and Wisdom of Hilda Ffinch is a delightfully entertaining read that will have you snorting with laughter (if you're anything like me). It's a bit over the top at times. It's a bit ridiculous at times (in a good way). But overall, it's a thoroughly humorous read. 
There are quite a few innuendos and not-so-subtle mentions of sexual things, so if that bothers you, you may want to skip this one. But if you're easily amused, and your sense of humor is ready to be tickled, this book is totally for you. 
I found Hilda to be refreshingly honest, although a bit wild at times. She's easy to like, and her advice ranges from a simple 'no' to some off the wall recommendations and guidance for the people who write in to her.
Fun fact: When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the Dear Abby advice column in the newspaper. I'd read that over the comics every time, because the anonymous seekers of advice had some "dirty laundry" that was being aired, and that appealed to me for some strange reason. I think that's why I liked this book so much. 
If you're looking for a fun read that will take your mind off of things for a few hours, give Hilda Ffinch a whirl.
4 stars!

Author Information

JULIET WARRINGTON was born on a small (and now totally defunct) RAF station in the Libyan part of the Sahara Desert, some 30 odd miles from the Egyptian border. Constantly on the move as a child due to her dad’s job, she grew up in Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Cyprus and London. Long-term friendships were hard to form without internet and mobile phones and so books became her constant companions. She lived in Limassol with Lorna Doon, Aylesbury with Tom Sawyer and hid The Scarlet Pimpernel in the garden shed in Uxbridge on more than one occasion. She currently resides just outside Wrexham, in North Wales. 




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Monday 21st September

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Tuesday 22nd September

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Wednesday 23rd September


Thursday 24th September

Donna’s Book Blog

Friday 25th September

Rambling Mads

Saturday 26th September

The Pewter Wolf

Monday 28th September

Big Book Little Book

Tuesday 29th September

Bookish Blue

Wednesday 30th September

Dash Fan Book Reviews

Thursday 1st October

Pen to Paper

Friday 2nd October

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