This delightful Victorian comic diary is a classic of English humour which has never been out of print since its first publication in 1892. City clerk Charles Pooter asks: 'Why should I not publish my diary...because I do not happen to be a ???somebody???'? He proceeds to catalogue all the social clangers he makes unwittingly as he bumbles his way through life, with his son Lupin, his wife Carrie, and his bicycling friends Cummings and Gowing and a host of other delightful characters. Despite this, we find we develop an affectionate sympathy for Pooter in the face of it all.