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Whatever Happened to Margo? By Margaret Durrell Gerald Durrell,

  • Title: Whatever Happened to Margo?
  • Author: Margaret Durrell Gerald Durrell
  • ISBN: 9780751516739
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1947, with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell took the advice of her maiden aunt and started a boarding house in Bournemouth But any hopes of a conventional clientele were dashed as the establishment was colonized by a host of eccentrics, comprising, among others, a painter of nudes, a battered wife, a chauvinist bricklayer, and a Maltese transsexual WithIn 1947, with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell took the advice of her maiden aunt and started a boarding house in Bournemouth But any hopes of a conventional clientele were dashed as the establishment was colonized by a host of eccentrics, comprising, among others, a painter of nudes, a battered wife, a chauvinist bricklayer, and a Maltese transsexual With brother Gerald descending from time to time upon this extraordinary household, accompanied as ever by his travelling menagerie, the scene was set for a multitude of hilarious adventures In such company, and with such tenants, the landlady herself could not long stand aloof, and indeed was shortly drawn into a surreptitious love affair with a trombonist.
    Whatever Happened to Margo In with two young children to support Margaret Durrell took the advice of her maiden aunt and started a boarding house in Bournemouth But any hopes of a conventional clientele were dashed as th

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    1. I found this peculiarly unengaging Despite the witty stories of my Family and Other Animals written by Gerald Durrell, and the fine writing of brother Lawrence,one shouldn t assume that all members of the family are going to be equally as gifted autobiographers.There is a lot of material in this autobiog to weave a funny and entertaining tale lots of odd residents in the guest house run by Margo, but it all falls rather flat with a bit of a dull thud.I ended up not really caring about any of the [...]

    2. This was quite enjoyable to begin with but I lost interest about halfway through and I confess I did not finish it It was too repetitive and self aware for my liking, but considering she did not have a lot of practice at writing, it was a commendable memoir It was nice to see another Durrell s perspective on the chaotic life of the Durrell family, particularly Gerald.

    3. As a big fan of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell s work this came as a huge disappointment and at surprisingly great cost the book is long out of print and difficult to find for good reason Charming though she is as part of the mercurial Durrell clan her feeble efforts to run a boarding house populated by eccentrics in Pudding Island Lawrence s term for soggy England never justifies the cost of entry.

    4. After having loved the My Family and Other Animal s series, and enjoying Margo s presence particularly, I don t know why it took me actual years to get to reading this, especially when I was aware of it s existence for a few of them When I did read it, though, I was not disappointed for even a moment It was hilarious and wonderful and marvellous, and Margo is such a great person to tell a story It felt like I was back in the world of Gerry, and having a chance to go back, even though it wasn t f [...]

    5. I quite enjoyed this book, it s nice to see the family so often depicted by Gerald from a different perspective.

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