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Hotel Albatross

3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
From the bestselling author of The Household Guide to Dying comes a funny and moving account of life in the country.

The Captain and his wife accidentally find themselves managing the Hotel Albatross. The Captain floats between the hotel's various bars: chatting to and chatting up customers, breaking up fights, and dealing calmly with the simmering tensions of a small town.
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published May 1st 2009
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Josie
Jan 13, 2015 Josie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Having already read her other novel "Household Guide to Dying", I was eager to read more of this author.
I found this novel to be a fun read that rings true to anyone with experience of working in hospitality.
I enjoyed the writing style, and the narrative was upbeat and fresh. That said, it was not exactly earth shattering fiction, simply a quick and easy, almost chick-lit read.
Tim Corke
Apr 01, 2012 Tim Corke rated it liked it
Shelves: australia, fiction
Hotel Adelaide creates the feeling of small old town Australia with its regular scene of drinking characters with a realistic ease that verges on worrying. It feels as the author has spent time in the same close quarters as the setting.

It brilliantly describes a decaying hotel and bar scene with the belligerent regulars, relentless manual tasks and lack of gratitude and the constant feeling of stagnation.

The chapters focus on various activities, experiences and characters and how the workforce b
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Nick Duretta
Mar 01, 2016 Nick Duretta rated it liked it
A deceptively slight book about a couple's experience running a hotel in rural Australia. It is a collection of vignettes more than a novel with a clear plot. The town's quirky inhabitants and hotel guests are vividly drawn, and you can sympathize with the often frustrating plight of the the hotel owners, even though much of it sounds oddly enticing.
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Debra Adelaide has worked as a researcher, editor, and book reviewer, and has a PhD from the University of Sydney. She is presently a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she lives with her husband and three children.

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