Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1998 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Hector and Virgil first appeared in Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast, which documented their unique haven for bibliophiles. Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book continues their irresistible collection of sweet doggerel, annotated recipes, anecdotes, gossip, memories of childhood, and lists of recommended reading. This time, the events at the brothers' fictitious bed & breakfast establishment variously involve Waffle, the cat; a garrulous Amazon parrot named Mrs. Rochester; Hector's lady friend, Altona; Caedmon, the handyman, hagiographer, and bread-dough artist; Polly Perch, the prying lifestyle journalist; and June and Rae, now mothers of little Martina. The local poet, Solomon Solomon, takes a star turn, leading to a hilarious revelation about the lineage of the fiftyish twin landlords.
 

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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

Every valley shall be exalted
1
As we were never baptized
4
Betty Bundys Bachelor Buttons
11
Last winter to the astonishment of all
16
May we recommend? The bachelor brothers suggestions for cookbooks that are fine to read
21
Early on in this Lenten season
25
Altona has a mole
30
To whom it may concern
38
GreatGrandma Hatties Egg Shampoo for Hair
100
I had almost given up
104
We were recently the objects
110
My Mothers Bread and Butter Pickles
121
I see you are on the lookout
127
On this frabjous day I won
128
Clippings from The Occasional Rumour
138
Sometimes while Im blithely puttering
141

Uncle Henry Millers Sex in a Pan
39
This morning as I was standing on my head
43
May we recommend? Hectors books for bathroom browsing
50
Thursday afternoons I like to lie
54
Clipping from The Occasional Rumour November 11959
63
In the wee hours of the morning
65
Edith Pattersons Food for Gods
79
Media Alert
87
From the desk of
88
How vexing are the bristles
89
I was very interested to read
99
May we recommend? Virgils books for baby Martinas first five years
147
Dusting makes me happy
150
The days mail
153
Tight Jeans for Boys Probing Poems for Pubescent Punks
156
Schedule of Events
157
A dishwasher is a splendid thing
158
Dear Friends I hardly know what to say
171
What do you want all those lemons for?
173
From The International Bulletin of Weasel Spotting
179
Altona gave me cologne
180
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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. Bill Richardson is host of CBC Radio FM's "As You Like It" and lives in Vancouver.

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