One of my favourite authors of my youth was Mary Scott, an author from New Zealand who was probably best known outside of her country in Germany because all her books were translated into German. I first found her in our local library and later bought all her books.
I still like them and reread them from time to time. The latest one was "Dinner Doesn't Matter", a sequel to "Breakfast at Six".
In this novel we meet Susan and Larry again, the two friends married to sheep farmers in the middle of nowhere in New Zealand. They have both become mothers in the meantime but that doesn't keep them from getting into trouble, more often than their husbands Paul and Sam would like to know.
But the biggest trouble comes from Susan's sister Dawn who has come to visit for nine months. She is twenty years old but rather than being a help, she needs a babysitter of her own.
At last, true to Mary Scott fashion, everything turns out to be alright in the end.
Another hilarious story by this wonderful writer.
This is the second book in the series. And this is the list of all of them:
"Breakfast at Six" - 1953
"Dinner Doesn’t Matter" - 1957
"Tea and Biscuits" - 1961
"A Change From Mutton" - 1964
"Turkey at Twelve" - 1968
"Shepherd’s Pie" - 1972
"Strangers for Tea" - 1975
"Board, but no Breakfast" - 1978
From the back cover: "A New Zealand family story set in the country: a sequel to Breakfast at Six."