Grimble [Clement FREUD, Illustrated by Frank Francis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 44 pages, with line illustrations. I found my battered-but-beloved copy of Grimble and Grimble at Christmas, Clement Freud’s marvellous story of a boy who is about ten (his. Grimble (Grimble, book 1) by Clement Freud – book cover, description, publication history.

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Grimble tries his hardest to make the old Grimbles remember – dropping lots of hints, humming Christmas carols round the house and pointing out turkeys and Christmas puddings in the shops.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mar 16, Evilgrapefruit rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jorge Fteud Silva dos Reis Translator. Paddington Here and Now. Jack and the Beanstalk. We were so enamored of Grimble that we went on a hunt for the whole book.

And I mention this because, while his obituaries talk about his political careeror his broadcasting careerand his time as a gourmet, none of them talk about his short-lived but wonderful career as a children’s author. This is a fabulous, witty, quirky book with two stories. Email Site Frimble Sitemap.

She later married my friend Richard Curtis, who wrote Blackadder, and thus provides the illusion that this was somehow a gribmle consistent journal entry. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!


You’re not meant to. We always had to have a book from the school library that we were reading and I just kept taking the same book out, which was this. Clement Freud is rather playful, and I think some of the fun would go over the younger reader’s head. Newer Post Older Post Home. I reread it a few times a year!

Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Iara VPS rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Andrea rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Return to Book Page. Shanaz Akhter rated it it was amazing Aug 02, His parents are not very organized and they seem to have completely forgotten Christmas.

After I read it I decide I would name my first son Grimble. January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Dec 02, Fred rated it really liked it. I read this book repeatedly when I was in primary school. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

I read this as a child several times and flicked through it again recently. Emil rated it really liked it Jun 21, Posted by Neil Gaiman at 9: Wonderful book for children.

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Clemeny a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Just the kind of inappropriate thing you love when you are a kid. My Naughty Little Sister. I see this is also available in the anthology Noisy outlaws Cover of the Edition. I figured a J. No trivia or quizzes yet. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Lists with This Book.


Returning from school one day, he discovers that they have gone to Peru for a week leaving him with a fridge filled with bottles of tea, an oven filled with sandwiches, a tin full of sixpence pieces and a grinble of five names and addresses of people he can visit to get help with dinner. Ten-year-old Grimble has some unusual adventures trying to cope with his vague and forgetful parents.

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Mar 24, Jenni Myburgh rated it it was amazing. I will not not be naming my son Grimble.

Mateus Pinto rated it it was amazing Dec 26, I’m sad it won’t happen. Jan 02, Judith rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet.