‘Christening? We never said nothing about no christening, Ma, did we?’
And so with the appearance of a letter announcing the imminent arrival of Madame Dupont, Pop and Ma Larkin learn that little Oscar and Blenheim – Charley and Mariette’s new boy – are to be christened. In fact, once Mr Candy – who will be officiating (much to raven-haired Primrose’s delight) – learns that Pop and Ma have neglected the entire Larkin brood, the whole family seems set for a dunking!
Pop, who needs no excuse to open a few bottles of Dragon’s Blood and host the perfick party, rushes out and buys a fun fair to celebrate. But there are one or two gatecrashers even Pop hadn’t counted on turning up .