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Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories

by Gerald Durrell

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A wonderful collection of stories from one of Britain's best-loved naturalists.

"A renegade who was right ... He was truly a man before his time" David Attenborough

"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, 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Pan Macmillan UK
Imprint:
Bello
Publication Date:
2016

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