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Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast

Richardson, Bill

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ISBN 10: 0864922531 / ISBN 13: 9780864922533
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Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. Bookseller Inventory # 012-5C7A-XXC5

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Title: Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast

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Book Condition:Good

Book Type: audio book

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The Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast is a rustic retreat on one of British Columbia's beautiful Gulf Islands. Its owners are the endearingly eccentric Hector and Virgil, twins by birth, though not by nature. Their B&B attracts a particular and sometimes peculiar clientele of slightly confused and gentle bookish people. Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast relates the many stories of the comings and goings and doings at the guest house in Hector and Virgil's own words, including the romantic, improbable and even shocking story of how their mother came to conceive them. They reveal the origin of their large library in tales of boxes of books mysteriously arriving throughout their youth, offerings from their travelling salesman father, unknown to them in any other fashion. They detail how the forces of circumstance, in the form of their motley inheritances — a big house on a small island, an enormous library, an aged parrot given to profanity and channeling, and a dozen musical eggcups — led to but one conclusion: opening a guest home. In addition to these remembrances of things past are more recent misadventures, by turns moving and hilarious. Also included are excerpts from their visitors' book, Brief Lives, in which their guests describe the mysterious paths that led them to this haven of old-world charm that time has thankfully passed by.


"One day, I put myself in the car and simply drove. I had no idea where I was going or why. I had no idea ... I would wind up, at dusk, in a lost little valley, turning up the driveway of the Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast."

The best books, as you read them, take you from wherever you are to a place where you want to be. If you're a reader of a certain type--a lover of books, cats, and absurdity of a quiet kind--then the Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast should be on your itinerary. It introduces two fraternal twins, Hector and Virgil, unmarried men who run a cozy establishment on a Canadian island. The book alternates between notes from Hector or Virgil, and "Brief Lives," culled from the B & B's guest book. This variety of perspectives gives Bill Richardson tremendous flexibility, and he weaves all the disparate characters together with an unobtrusive dexterity. The Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast is a pleasant, soothing, quietly absurd place to be.

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