Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories

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9780002238083: Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories

'Which of these stories is true and which is semi-true I have, of course, not the slightest intention of telling you, but I hope this will not detract from your enjoyment . . .'

Gerald Durrell introduces an eccentric cast of characters in this entertaining collection of stories, first published in 1991.

In the title story, part of the inspiration behind the ITV drama The Durrells, we join his family in Corfu, where Gerry joins forces with Larry and Margo in encouraging Mother to consider finding a new husband, only to rue the consequences. Highlights from the other tales in this collection are the acquisition of a strongly perfumed pig named Esmerelda, a foul-mouthed parrot called Moses, and a compulsive gambler who inspires a miracle.

Written with Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in a situation, Marrying Off Mother will delight fans both old and new.

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A collection of eight stories featuring an eccentric cast of characters in a variety of settings. The author returns to the Corfu of his childhood, shares a picnic with a prize pig in the Perigord, stays with a hangman in Paraguay and dines with a gambling nun in Monte Carlo.

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1991)
ISBN 10: 000223808X ISBN 13: 9780002238083
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