Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator

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Homer Hickam is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times memoir Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the film October Sky.He is a Vietnam combat veteran and has also been a coal miner, scuba instructor, palaeontologist and NASA engineer.

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`An absolute delight' Woman & Home`This offbeat tale about a man, his wife and her pet alligator Albert going on a road trip has been likened to Forrest Gump and Big Fish - but we think it's far more loveable.' Heat`crazy, quirky, loveable' The Pool`It's utterly charming' The Scotsman`Hickam's novel blends fact and fiction in a delightful tall tale' Mail on Sunday's Event Magazine`Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife's car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.' Marie Claire`This charmingly quirky book is a must-read' Essentials Magazine`quirky, charming' Fabulous Magazine

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