Curmudgeon Avenue by Samantha Henthorn

I have reviewed Curmudgeon Avenue – The Terraced House Diaries by Samantha Henthorn for Reader’s Favorite.

Curmudgeon Avenue – The Terraced House Diaries by Samantha Henthorn is a hilarious take on the preposterous lives of Edna and Edith. After an elephant crushed Mr. and Mrs. Payne to death, Edna and Edith moved back to their parents’ house. The lives of these sixty-something years old sisters hadn’t quite turned out as well as they had expected. As a result, re-locating to Number One Curmudgeon Avenue was in the best interest of both of them. With their limited resources, they needed money to fix the roof of the house.

‘Lodger wanted’ now read ‘tODGER WANTED!’ Oh! The disgust and dismay! Edna could not remember the last time she wanted a todger!

an excerpt from Curmudgeon Avenue – The Terraced House Diaries by Samantha Henthorn

The next logical decision was to take in a lodger, and they put on an advert on the window of Mrs. Ali’s shop. Little did they know that the text of the advert now said “todger” instead of “lodger.” Amidst all the confusion, Edith began a romantic excursion with one of Edna’s ex-boyfriends, Maurice. He wanted revenge on Edna, and dating Edith gave him access to their house. Indeed, the result was absolutely hysterical. Samantha Henthorn has made an excellent decision of assigning the role of the storyteller to the house.

Deirdre was not impressed; especially as she had started to sniff a musty smell radiating from the dodgy driver’s body, intruding like an unexpected visitor up her trunk. So disgusted was she that she broke loose from her harness in an attempt to make a dash for clean air.

an excerpt from Curmudgeon Avenue – The Terraced House Diaries by Samantha Henthorn

Place a bunch of nincompoops in the most absurd situations and, voila, you cannot stop laughing. The ludicrous episodes range from Maurice conspiring to slow-poison Edna to Sharon selling the house while Harold was still living in it. The rib-tickling conversations would ensure that the comedy would not stop. I highly recommend Curmudgeon Avenue by Samantha Henthorn to the humor-lovers. Who knew a house could be a marvelous storyteller? But, Curmudgeon Avenue is just that – a phenomenal narrator!

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