“All of those tales are true,” states Gerald Durrell within the preface to this most modern selection of his fiction, yet he fast amends, “To be strictly exact, a few are actual, a few have a kernel of fact and a shell of embroidery.”
Ranging from the equator to the southern coast of britain, Marrying off mom and different Stories covers a perfectly eccentric solid of characters. Durrell returns to his Corfu adolescence and reintroduces the participants of the Durrell extended family regularly occurring from My kin and different Animals. He additionally stocks his picnic with a aromatic sow and prize truffler named Esmeralda within the Perigord; charms an getting older belle in Memphis; remains with an alcoholic hangman in Paraguay; supplies a pornographic parrot to a priest in London; and dines with a playing nun in Monte Carlo.
A world-famous conservationist and stand-up comedian, Gerald Durrell stocks 8 impossible to resist tales that beg to be retold again and again. As you’ll see in Marrying Off mom and different Stories, Durrell’s wit is on-point and as acknowledged within the San Francisco Chronicle, “The previous Durrell attraction continues to be there.”
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