Marrying off Mother and Other Stories

Author(s): Gerald Durrell

Short 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, 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 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

Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK.

General Fields

  • : 9781509829347
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : June 2016
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gerald Durrell
  • : Paperback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : English
  • : 590.92
  • : 192