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It appears to me that a simple, straightforward account of my life in retirement from day to day should suffice to show that, for a variety of interests, civic sense, tolerance and a readiness to meet and mingle with all sorts and conditions of men and (up to a point of course) women, a retired schoolmaster can hold a candle to any Tom, Dick or Harry . . .' So writes A. J. Wentworth (B.A.), formerly a teacher of mathematics at Burgrove prep school for boys, now passing his retirement years in a typically English rural village where somehow he seems unable to stay out of trouble. Indeed he lurches from mishap to misunderstanding, whether at the Conservative Association or the local am-dram society, the cricket club dinner or the vicarage Christmas Party. His piece de resistance is the escorting of two schoolboys on a trip to Switzerland that unexpectedly detours into Italy. The misadventures that Wentworth records are many, but the reader soon sees that he brings them upon himself - by being irredeemably self-important, generally incompetent and persistently accident-prone. Wentworth is the comic creation of H.F. Ellis, and was first introduced to readers in the pages of Punch magazine. A.J. Wentworth, B.A. (Retd) was first published in 1962, a sequel to The Papers of A.J. Wentworth, B.A. (1949). There is pathos as well as great humour in Wentworth's self-delusion, and he ranks alongside the Grossmiths' Mr Pooter as a classic comic study in blinkered English manners.

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Humphry Francis Ellis was born in 1907 in Lincolnshire, and educated at Tonbridge and Magdalen College, Oxford. Following a year as assistant master at Marlborough school he began to write for Punch, and over time became the magazine's co-editor. He was also a regular contributor to the New Yorker. His other books included The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book (1950), Mediatrics (1961), and two collections of pieces, Twenty-Five Years Hard (1960) and The Bee in the Kitchen (1983). He died in 2000.

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