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Marrying Off Mother by Gerald Durrell
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really liked it
bookshelves: humor, short-stories

Durrell writes in his foreword that of these stories "...some are true, some have a kernel of the truth and a shell of embroidery. Some were my own experiences, others were told to me and I appropriated them for my own purposes, which bears out the saying 'Never talk to an author if you don't want to appear in print'. Which of these stories is true and which is semi-true I have, of course, not the slightest intention of telling you..."

What is true is that they are all amusing, the last one the best of all. I loved Durrell's humor in my youth, and I really need to catch up on all the other books he wrote that I haven't read yet. As with all anthologies, some stories are better than others, so this book gets 3.5 stars from me, but the last one pushes me to round up.
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March 12, 2017 – Started Reading
March 12, 2017 – Shelved
March 12, 2017 – Shelved as: humor
March 12, 2017 – Shelved as: short-stories
March 12, 2017 – Finished Reading

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