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If Winter Don't

Barry Pain

Book Overview: 

Barry Pain's parody takes a sharp knife to ASM Hutchinson's best selling novel 'If Winter Comes'.
We follow the professional and marital decline of long suffering (and loving it), Luke Sharper, as his marriage to Mabel flounders while his love for Jona flourishes.
It could only end in tears.....Or could it?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .He was all his own, in a world by himself. He would go on in a snow-white ecstasy. Then he would get up, dust his clothes, and re-mount.

He had some habits, which, to the stupid and censorious, might almost seem childish. He cut for himself with his little hatchet a number of pegs, and always carried some of them in his pocket. At every point on the road where he fell off, he drove in a peg. It [Pg 15]seemed to him a splendid idea. In a wave of enthusiasm he told Mabel all about it.

“Isn’t it absolutely splendid?” he asked.

“Dotty,” said Mabel, briefly.

He went out into the woodshed and cut more pegs.

One Monday morning as he started on his ride he saw before him at intervals all down the road little white specks. Yes, every one of those pegs had been painted white by somebody.

Who could have done it? He decided at once that it must be Mabel. She had repented of her harshness. She had mad. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Never judge a book for its cover or title! When I picked this small gem off the shelf and dusted it off I started reading to find out if it was as bad as its title. This is a poor and markedly negative reason to read a book, but I’m also occasionally foolish. If Winter Don’t is a parody on the, in 1

Another Excellent Parody

This is another slice of comedy from the pen of Barry Pain.

The characters are funny, and good at making fun of others. It might be short at 90 minutes reading time, as I read it, but it never stops moving forward to it's conclusion.
The characters all gel together, even with t

It's a short book and you can finish it in 2 hours. It's a pleasure ready Mr.Barry Pain's work. If are feeling dispirited just pick this one and read !