History Literature / AuntDimity

26th Jun '16 8:17:07 PM 69BookWorM69
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* SpeakInUnison: Late in ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure]]'', the residents of Finch are viewing a display cabinet in the village hall. Peggy Taxman had been persuaded to donate an antique cabinet to house the items the villagers found with Mr. Hobson's metal detector, but in the end that cabinet was literally falling apart. The vicar's wife says, "I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for woodworm," and extols the modern virtues of the newly-purchased replacement. In response, Bill and Lori chorus, "Thank God for woodworm."

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* SpeakInUnison: Late in ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt ''Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure]]'', Treasure'', the residents of Finch are viewing a display cabinet in the village hall. Peggy Taxman had been persuaded to donate an antique cabinet to house the items the villagers found with Mr. Hobson's metal detector, but in the end that cabinet was literally falling apart. The vicar's wife says, "I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for woodworm," and extols the modern virtues of the newly-purchased replacement. In response, Bill and Lori chorus, "Thank God for woodworm."
26th Jun '16 8:16:06 PM 69BookWorM69
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* SpeakInUnison: Late in ''[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure]]'', the residents of Finch are viewing a display cabinet in the village hall. Peggy Taxman had been persuaded to donate an antique cabinet to house the items the villagers found with Mr. Hobson's metal detector, but in the end that cabinet was literally falling apart. The vicar's wife says, "I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for woodworm," and extols the modern virtues of the newly-purchased replacement. In response, Bill and Lori chorus, "Thank God for woodworm."

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* SpeakInUnison: Late in ''[Literature/AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure]]'', the residents of Finch are viewing a display cabinet in the village hall. Peggy Taxman had been persuaded to donate an antique cabinet to house the items the villagers found with Mr. Hobson's metal detector, but in the end that cabinet was literally falling apart. The vicar's wife says, "I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for woodworm," and extols the modern virtues of the newly-purchased replacement. In response, Bill and Lori chorus, "Thank God for woodworm."
26th Jun '16 5:23:28 PM 69BookWorM69
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* JustFriends: In ''Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure'', Lori finds a gold and garnet bracelet in the attic of her cottage and goes to the blue journal to ask Dimity about it. Dimity eventually reveals it was a gift from a young man who befriended her just after World War II, and that he gave it to her and declared his love for her after [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals she had given him a stuffed badger]]. Dimity was taken by surprise (thinking they were only this trope), plus she was mourning her fiancé and couldn't return his feelings; she says, "I could do nothing but gape at him like an addled goldfish." He left the cafe abruptly, and though she searched for him in an attempt to explain, she lived out her life without finding him and asks Lori to do so.
26th Jun '16 4:53:56 PM 69BookWorM69
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* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Oh yes they do, and in this universe, Dimity is responsible for many of them. A partial list:

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* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Oh yes they do, and in it's not just girls. In this universe, Dimity is responsible for many of them. A partial list:



** It's not just girls. Elderly retired attorney Thomas Willis (Gerald's father) enjoys the company of a well-worn giraffe named Geraldine in ''Aunt Dimity's Good Deed'', and Kit Smith has a stuffed horse named Lancaster after the real horse he had to give up when his family moved to London from the country. Like Lori herself, both received their companions as gifts from Dimity. Rob and Will get a series of themed stuffed animals (matching, of course): baby seal pups from Peter Harris and his girlfriend Cassie, buffalo in Colorado, dragons from King Wilfrid's Faire, kiwis from Lori's trip to New Zealand, bats from Charlotte [=DuCaral=]. [[spoiler: The Donovans' Aunt Augusta]] anonymously bestows her stuffed lamb (yet another gift from Dimity) on Willis Sr., who names him Frederick after the author of ''Notes on Sheep'', a copy of which was found among the items hidden in the stables. In "Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince'', Lady Barbara personally returns Mikhail's Cossack-shirted teddy bear to him.

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** It's not just girls. Elderly retired attorney Thomas Willis (Gerald's father) enjoys the company of a well-worn giraffe named Geraldine in ''Aunt Dimity's Good Deed'', and Kit Smith has a stuffed horse named Lancaster after the real horse he had to give up when his family moved to London from the country. Like Lori herself, both received their companions as gifts from Dimity.
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Rob and Will get a series of themed stuffed animals (matching, of course): baby seal pups from Peter Harris and his girlfriend Cassie, buffalo in Colorado, dragons from King Wilfrid's Faire, kiwis from Lori's trip to New Zealand, bats from Charlotte [=DuCaral=]. [[spoiler: The Donovans' Aunt Augusta]] anonymously bestows her stuffed lamb (yet another gift from Dimity) on Willis Sr., who names him Frederick after the author of ''Notes on Sheep'', a copy of which was found among the items hidden in the stables.
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In "Aunt ''Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince'', Lady Barbara personally returns Mikhail's Cossack-shirted teddy bear to him.him.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure'', when Lori finally meets the man Dimity knew only as "Badger", she sees on his desk the stuffed badger Dimity once gave him "as a silly gift, a small token of my gratitude for the many wonderful hours we'd spent together."
26th Jun '16 4:35:46 PM 69BookWorM69
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* SpeakInUnison: Late in ''[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure]]'', the residents of Finch are viewing a display cabinet in the village hall. Peggy Taxman had been persuaded to donate an antique cabinet to house the items the villagers found with Mr. Hobson's metal detector, but in the end that cabinet was literally falling apart. The vicar's wife says, "I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for woodworm," and extols the modern virtues of the newly-purchased replacement. In response, Bill and Lori chorus, "Thank God for woodworm."
26th Jun '16 4:14:14 PM 69BookWorM69
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# ''Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure'' (2016). Lori finds a gold and garnet bracelet in the attic of her cottage, and Dimity asks Lori to find the suitor who gave it to her decades ago. Meanwhile, newcomers to Finch include an enthusiastic metal detectorist from whom the villagers catch the metal-detecting bug. They find rubbish, some embarrassing truths, and a piece of sad local history. Featured Recipe: Eggless Fruit Cake.








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** Early in ''Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure'', Lori is in her dusty attic to retrieve a blender for new neighbours from among the many duplicate wedding gifts she and Bill have stored there when she sneezes, and the jerk of her hands topples the boxed small appliances "knocking me onto my bottom but doing no real harm until a plummeting juicer struck the flashlight and sent it spinning around the old trunk and into the dark corner."
10th Jun '16 5:32:33 PM jormis29
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* MistakenForAliens: Christine Peacock sees mysterious lights in a field near the vicarage in ''Aunt Dimity Digs In'', and she's convinced she saw aliens land there. She's even more convinced when a circle of trampled-down grass is found on the spot the next morning. In fact, [[spoiler: Sally Pyne and one of the archaeology students were exercising there at night, mostly because Sally was embarrassed to be seen exercising]].

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* MistakenForAliens: Christine Peacock sees mysterious lights in a field near the vicarage in ''Aunt Dimity Digs In'', and she's convinced she saw aliens land there. She's even more convinced when a [[CropCircles circle of trampled-down grass grass]] is found on the spot the next morning. In fact, [[spoiler: Sally Pyne and one of the archaeology students were exercising there at night, mostly because Sally was embarrassed to be seen exercising]].
14th May '16 11:34:02 AM nombretomado
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* KnightFever: Fairly frequent appearances of titled folk, including:
** His Grace Grayson Alexander, the fourteenth Duke of Penford is the titular peer in ''Aunt Dimity and the Duke''.
** Anthony Evelyn Armstrong Seton, Viscount Hailesham is the real name of [[spoiler:Derek Harris. Emma is upset to learn after a decade of marriage that she is Viscountess Hailesham]]. His father is the ninth Earl Elstyn, and his children Peter and Nell are Hons.
** Sir Miles Anscombe-Smith was the father of [[spoiler:Christopher Anscombe-Smith, [=AKA=] Kit Smith]]. The Anscombes were gentry in the Finch area; their manor house, now owned by Derek and Emma Harris, dates from the fourteenth century.
** Sir Percy Pelham, first introduced in ''Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin'', is a wealthy businessman and inventor said to have participated in a Peking-to-Paris race. He is also a pilot, flying a Lear jet in ''Next of Kin'' and a helicopter in following book.
** Lord and Lady Boghwell, the "boorish" elderly aristocrats who occupy Risingholme in ''Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince''. Their faces have prominent noses and receding chins, they disdain their NouveauRiche neighbours and "Labour Stalwarts" among others. Lord Boghwell loudly tells Lori that his family built Risingholme and have lived there over four hundred years.




26th Mar '16 9:10:17 AM nombretomado
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* {{Cricket}}: As the series progresses, there are many offhanded references to Lori's sons regarding cricket as their national pastime, despite having two American parents. More specifically, ''Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea'' opens with Lori fielding balls while Will and Rob take turns batting and bowling; at the end of the book, Lori says,
--> Much to their delight, I've taken a serious interest in cricket over the past few months. My batting still leaves much to be desired, but I can bowl a wicket clean nine times out of ten. I never miss a chance to strengthen my throwing arm.\\
Just in case.
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