Marrying off mother and other stories by Gerald Malcolm Durrell

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Published by Chivers P. in Bath .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Originally published, HarperCollins, 1991.

Book details

StatementGerald Durrell.
SeriesThe windsor selection, Windsor Selection Series
The Physical Object
Pagination(240)p. ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21365802M
ISBN 100745176151

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I was mainly interested in this because I loved the mother from My Family & Other Animals and Durrell's light, dry wit. The story about Durrell's mother doesn't disappoint.

Most of the other stories are funny, too, but the topics didn't interest me as much as the one about his mother/5(3). Description of the book ""Marrying off Mother" and Other Stories": 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. 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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