Monday 31 March 2014

Scott, Mary "Tea and Biscuits"

Scott, Mary "Tea and Biscuits" - 1961

The third book in the series by Mary Scott about the farmers' wives Susan and Larry whom we've met in "Breakfast at Six" and "Dinner Doesn't Matter".

The families have more members in the meantime, both had another child, so that there are four children plus the twins from their other friend Anne. Plenty to do for two mothers who also lead a busy farmers' life.

However, if one of their loved ones is in danger, they are prepared to risk anything.

This time, it is Larry's uncle Richard who brought her up and is very dear to hear.

As in the other novels, the humour of this book is just wonderful. A feel-good book that can make me laugh every time I read it again.

This is not the first time I read the book and certainly not the last.


From the back cover (translated):

"A shocking message for Susan and Larry: Uncle Richard, around sixty, wants to get married again. The trouble is that Gloria, the chosen one, blond, sweet and only half as old, probably just wants the money of her future husband. 

This must generate a new plan for the two friends who are otherwise brave farmers' wives. With a variety of means and female tricks they try to snatch Richard O'Neill from the clutches of the money-hungry blonde ...

This is the third 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

Unfortunately, they are out of print and only available second hand or some as an ebook.

Find more of my reviews of books by Mary Scott here.


  1. Found the first one at Amazon, if I get hooked on this I'll have to run the others down.

  2. Oh, I hope you like them. They are easy reading but because it's about two generations before us and on the other side of the world, it's interesting. And she's so funny.

    Looking forward to hearing how you like it.

    Happy reading,