Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1997 - Fiction - 160 pages
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A pair of endearingly eccentric bachelors--in their fifties, and fraternal twins--own and operate a bed & breakfast establishment where people like them, the "gentle and bookish and ever so slightly confused," can feel at home. Hector and Virgil think of their B&B as a refuge, a retreat, a haven, where folks may bring their own books or peruse the brothers' own substantial library. An antic blend of homespun and intellectual humor, Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast is a place readers will want to return to again and again.

Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast, originally published by Douglas & McIntyre, won Canada's prestigious Stephen Lecock Award for Humour in 1994, and was published in hardcover by A Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press in 1996. Its sequel, Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book, is a Canadian bestseller, and will be published in hardcover by A Wyatt Book in October 1997.

 

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User Review  - ChrisWeir - LibraryThing

A quick fun read, read it in an afternoon. This follows the story of bachelor brothers who own and run a bed and breakfast as the title implies. The brothers are also bibliophiles. They tell a little ... Read full review

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User Review  - CharlaOppenlander - LibraryThing

I liked this book...It is one I never would have picked up on my own, but it was a book club choice so I gave it a try! A quick and easy read, it is a compilation of stories about the brothers and their guests. I actually laughed out loud at a few of them. A good one! Read full review

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Contents

Getting There
1
A Little Bit More About Us
4
Helen
9
The Coming and Staying of Waffle and Mrs Rochester
13
Alice
17
Our Patrimony
20
The Top Ten Authors Over Ten Years at the Bachelor Brothers BB
26
A Legacy of Eggcups
29
Hectors List of Favourite Authors for the Bath
71
What Gets Left Behind
73
Sophy
81
The Songs of Solomon Solomon
83
Muffins without Peer
94
Now We Are Two
95
Thomas
104
The Morning After
108

Wendy
34
The Recovering Heart
36
Gordon
42
On Love and Skincare
47
Carl
51
A Vigil
54
Virgils List of Books for When Youre Feeling Low
61
One More Year
63
Beth
115
Grace Abounding
121
The Tiger Says Grace
128
Tired and Feathered
129
Kevin
138
Envoi
144
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Bill Richardson is host of CBC Radio FM's "As You Like It" and lives in Vancouver. He is the author of Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast and its sequel, Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book.

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