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Lovejoy unscrupulous conniver feckless lecher and important gifted visionary who loves beautiful antiues than life itself marshals all of his diverse skills to revenge the murder of. returnreturnOne of the best; Lovejoy's obsession with antiues and his particular code of personal loyalty lead him to a dramatic and waterlogged showdown with cosmic vengeance delivered by a bereaved donkey because the state's forces of law and order are too corrupt and compromised to do it I think I'd recommend this one to people wondering if the Lovejoy novels are their kind of thing Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything particular code of Discordia personal loyalty lead him to a dramatic and waterlogged showdown with cosmic vengeance delivered by a bereaved donkey because the state's forces of law and order are too corrupt and compromised to do it I think I'd recommend this one to Stage Mum people wondering if the Lovejoy novels are their kind of thing

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On This bawdy fast paced adventure in which the all time scamp must confront an international ring of antiues smugglers and murderers is an entertaining delight from start to finish. I uite liked this series in the 1970s and 1980s though I think I gave up on it by the end of the 1980s and never read any of the later books I was pleased to see this at a friend's house and read it again as I was staying overnight Sadly it was not as good as I had remembered Lovejoy is a massive egoist with little empathy for other people so is not a particularly likeable main character but at the same time can be surprisingly heroic Although a decent read I doubt I will try and read any of the other books again

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An old friend Jonathan Gash's entertaining expertise covers everything from ueen Anne baby walkers and stumpwork boxes to the ultimate antiue the hand hammered silver Reverse Gadro. This is the 4th of the Lovejoy books that I've gorged on over the last 5 weeks and this one was as brilliant as the othersThe great thing about this series is that Lovejoy's character is utterly immutable he's always broke always going to end up in bed with a woman and he will invariably end up getting on their nerves when he ditches them for an antiue sale Because of his character staying the same Gash can drop Lovejoy into bizarre situations and style them out to seem utterly realistic The icy terror I felt as Lovejoy view spoiler sailed out to the gun turret in the thick East Anglian fog hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Firefly Gadroon

  1. says:

    I discovered the books on Lovejoy a long time ago did find a few in my local 2nd hand bookstore and found I rather liked them Not unlike my likes for a tv show like Bargain Huntand the Antiue roadshow That said I did return to the books again when I saw the episodes of Lovejoy with Ian McShane once again on the telly and he indeed did capture the spirit of Lovejoy the antiues dealer While the tv series is far tame than the books when it comes to death and mayhemThe book has actually been filmed and while the tv episode makes sense the book is far exciting Lovejoy being a bigger bungling fool that manages to catch the bad guys is a differnt ending from the book as do the female characters in the Gash version Lovejoy has a far easier morale when it comes to the ladies than any tv show could ever get away with It does make Lovejoy such a rogueish character that operates not in a blackwhite universe but his dealings are far greyish far that 50 shades I would say The fun about the Gash books is the knowledge he shares about antiues and live in the corner of world being inhabited by Lovejoy and his freinds and foesThe Lovejoy series are not detectives they are thrillerish with a different kind of leading character that gets involved in crime due to his involvement in the world of Antiues And Lovejoy has got one great skill he can sense real antiues from duds That makes him valuable for certain parties Lovejoy has got one great asset he has certain standards he lives up to and loves antiues When he is mad at someone they better be aware of his wrath since it might be their undoingIn this novel Lovejoy gets involved in a series of thefts he seems to be the one to notice the excistance of the serial robbery and due to the fact that they kill a friend he gets involved out of revenge for the money and the love of antiues


  2. says:

    returnreturnOne of the best; Lovejoy's obsession with antiues and his particular code of personal loyalty lead him to a dramatic and waterlogged showdown with cosmic vengeance delivered by a bereaved donkey because the state's forces of law and order are too corrupt and compromised to do it I think I'd recommend this one to people wondering if the Lovejoy novels are their kind of thing


  3. says:

    My introduction to the Lovejoy series I found it to be humorous and suspenseful with some of the humor a little heavy and some of the action a bit fantastical All in all uite fairly entertaining


  4. says:

    I'm a huge fan of Lovejoy both on page and screen and this has all the elements you want There is of course a great deal of action including a very atmospheric seuence at an offshore gun emplacement This is described in an evocative way with Lovejoy allowing you to see it through his terrified eyes And the fate of Devvo the dealer I think is handled very wellAnd then there's the antiues Gash himself has a genuine love of antiues and this informs Lovejoy at the deepest level I'm all for the way that Lovejoy sees antiues as love captured and expressed in the work of the craftsman And Lovejoy is a craftsman hence the novel's title He is learning from Drummer a former silversmith reduced to penury and giving donkey rides how to do the reverse gadroon Thus the novel and the Lovejoy novels in general focus primarily on valuing life and your own abilities and refusing to give in to the ready made aspect of modern lifeIncidentally the Mysterious Press version of this edition has a much better cover design but same ISBN


  5. says:

    This is the 4th of the Lovejoy books that I've gorged on over the last 5 weeks and this one was as brilliant as the othersThe great thing about this series is that Lovejoy's character is utterly immutable he's always broke always going to end up in bed with a woman and he will invariably end up getting on their nerves when he ditches them for an antiue sale Because of his character staying the same Gash can drop Lovejoy into bizarre situations and style them out to seem utterly realistic The icy terror I felt as Lovejoy view spoiler sailed out to the gun turret in the thick East Anglian fog hide spoiler


  6. says:

    Possibly the most enjoyable of the early Lovejoy books and it follows the structure of many contempary mystery novels but never strays too much from tips about antiues and what to look for As always with Lovejoys his motivation is always that special antiue and in the case the firefly gadroon; as piece of perfectly hammered steal Lovejoy was mentored by Drummer the last of his kind reduced to taking his donkey Germaline along the beach to make a living The villian is a nasty piece of work called Devlin who Lovejoy is hell bent on revenge when he kills Drummer for discovering what he was up to If you have seen 1986 BBC TV series then most of the book will be familiar but there is than enough to keep the reader interested


  7. says:

    The best yet Fantastic pace and interest Days gone by in a time that is now lost the field burning is a prime example Doesn't let up and the ending doesn't disappoint Excellent


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    Until I came across this novel in my local charity shop I hadn't realised that the popular TV series Lovejoy was based on somebody's novels I was pleasantly surprised this is a highly enjoyable read although it differs somewhat from the television seriesFictional antiue dealer and womaniser Lovejoy lives in a small village somewhere in the North of England I think near an ancient town that is bursting at the seams with antiue shops and auction houses He also lives within a few miles of the North Sea an impressive WWII fort and an eually impressive estuary with a yacht club The book version Lovejoy character cannot resist regaling his audience with stories of antiues and how to restore them and the book version of this loveable rogue is also far chauvinistic than its TV counterpart Clearly TV bosses felt they'd alienate a female audience if the main character was so outspokenly misogynistic Also in the book the character of Jane Felsham is not an aristocratic lady living in a mansion but a fellow antiue dealer specialising in certain antiues Georgian silver and watercolours if I'm not mistaken The story begins with an auction where Lovejoy is drafted in as a last minute replacement for the auctioneer who has fallen ill Lovejoy manages to annoy one of the big wig dealers Devlin and makes a friend of an American collector whom he saves from buying a fake Nelson letter The gadroon of the title refers to Lovejoy's ambition he hopes one day to be able to produce a silver Reverse Gadroon a type of silver platter with an intricate pattern that is stencilled in by hand Drummer an old man who lives in a hut by the sea and provides donkey rides to children is a retired master silversmith who gives lesson in gadroon making to LovejoyI won't give away any details of the plot for it would only spoil Goodreads bookworms' enjoyment Let's just say the plot involves a never ending stream of women in Lovejoy's bed a horrible murder and a very very dramatic ending that will put most readers off the seaside and boating for ever Donkeys rule though and in sturdy little Germoline the author has created a wonderful four legged heroine after my own heartThe story ends with Lovejoy's arrest which is where I think the TV series began the antiue dealer having just been released from doing time in prison and now picking up the pieces of his life I cannot wait to read although the novel is firmly rooted in Britain of the 1980s where all men were chauvinist swine and a uid could still buy you antiues If you love beautiful things then this series of books is not just entertaining but also educational teaching you not only silversmithing in the process but also how to restore anything made from oak What could a discerning bookworm ask for?


  9. says:

    I uite liked this series in the 1970s and 1980s though I think I gave up on it by the end of the 1980s and never read any of the later books I was pleased to see this at a friend's house and read it again as I was staying overnight Sadly it was not as good as I had remembered Lovejoy is a massive egoist with little empathy for other people so is not a particularly likeable main character but at the same time can be surprisingly heroic Although a decent read I doubt I will try and read any of the other books again


  10. says:

    As a huge fan of the tv series I was intrigued to read the book The books are much violent people seem to be dying left right and centre in all manner of ways The stories are of their time bit mysogonistic but take it with pinch of salt Enjoyed it but probably won't rush to read any


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