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Saint Peter's Umbrella

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More than a century after his death, Kalman Mikszath remains one of Hungary's most popular writers, but is almost unknown in English translation. Saint Peter's Umbrella, the most successful and popular of his earlier novels, is a tale of two umbrellas-one containing a family fortune hidden in the handle, and the other a venerated relic said to have been used by Saint Peter ...more
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Published 2011 by Lulu (first published 1895)
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Stephen
The Mark Twain of the Magyars is how I would describe this author and instead of "Innocents Abroad" we have "Innocents in and around Hungary". Wonderful tale with humorous and meaningful characters of all shapes and sizes. Would love to read more by this author but alas, not much is translated.
Caterina
Ελληνικός τίτλος:Η Ομπρέλα του Αγίου Πέτρου
Levente Halmos
Mystery, comedy, supernatural and short. Everything you love in today's tv shows are all here.
Eniko
Review to follow shortly. Right now, I'm off to sleeeeeeeeeep...
Sever
A nice book. A bit naive, sometimes, but worth reading, full of suspense and humour.
Keti
It was interesting
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Kálmán Mikszáth Kiscsoltó was a major Hungarian novelist, journalist, and politician.
Mikszáth was born in Sklabiná into a family of the lesser nobility. He studied Law at the University of Budapest from 1866 to 1869, although he did not apply for any exam, and became involved in journalism, writing for many Hungarian newspapers including the Pesti Hírlap.

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