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Fancy Farm

Neil Munro

Published by Kennedy & Boyd
ISBN 10: 1904999980 / ISBN 13: 9781904999980
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Title: Fancy Farm

Publisher: Kennedy & Boyd

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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Paperback. 312 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.Set in Argyllshire, Scotland Fancy Farm deals with the quixotic, idealistic and impractical landlord Sir Andrew Schaw who, as a result of imprudent management, has been forced to rent out his mansion house and live more humbly on a farm on his estate. He prides himself on his egalitarianism, tolerance and his excellent relations with the ordinary folk. His self-knowledge, however, is very limited and he cannot see the hypocrisy in his own position when he embarks on his great experiment in training the Ideal Wife - to mould Penelope, the woman he believes he wants to marry, into the kind of woman he wants her to be. Penelope, however, is practical and a realist and soon exposes Sir Andrews flaws. In the end both find more suitable spouses. Fancy Farm is much more than a romantic love story. It is also very much a novel of ideas. Neil Munro (1863-1930) was born in Inveraray, Argyll. Best known as the creator of the enduring hilarious sketches of Para Handy and his crew of the puffer Vital Spark, he was also a distinguished journalist and novelist. Along with Fancy Farm his novels include John Splendid, Gilian the Dreamer, The Daft Days and his masterpiece, The New Road. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781904999980

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Synopsis: Set in Argyllshire, Scotland Fancy Farm deals with the quixotic, idealistic and impractical landlord Sir Andrew Schaw who, as a result of imprudent management, has been forced to rent out his mansion house and live more humbly on a farm on his estate. He prides himself on his egalitarianism, tolerance and his excellent relations with the ordinary folk. His self-knowledge, however, is very limited and he cannot see the hypocrisy in his own position when he embarks on his "great experiment in training the Ideal Wife" - to mould Penelope, the woman he believes he wants to marry, into the kind of woman he wants her to be. Penelope, however, is practical and a realist and soon exposes Sir Andrew's flaws. In the end both find more suitable spouses. Fancy Farm is much more than a romantic love story. It is also very much a novel of ideas. Neil Munro (1863-1930) was born in Inveraray, Argyll. Best known as the creator of the enduring hilarious sketches of Para Handy and his crew of the puffer Vital Spark, he was also a distinguished journalist and novelist. Along with Fancy Farm his novels include John Splendid, Gilian the Dreamer, The Daft Days and his masterpiece, The New Road.

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