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    DescriptionThe Skipping Verger and Other Tales is a collection of delightful short stories set in the Canary Islands between the late 19th and early 21st centuries. Written in Reid Young's engaging and unique style, the stories range from the humorous and romantic adventures of Victorian travellers, who were determined to understand and partake in the charms of local traditions, to intrigue at the start of the Spanish Civil War. An English scientist who meets a man with a strange walk, a Scottish artist who falls in love with a barefooted woman, foreigners who discover marvellous old wives tales and remedies for a variety of ailments, boys who get up to mischief in the bananas, secret agents, stowaways and even a grumpy chaplain can be found wrapped up in the charms of these Atlantic islands. Based on the personal experiences and recollections of a fourth generation British immigrant, these stories will appeal to those who enjoy a touch of eccentricity and old fashioned ways.


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    Title
    The Skipping Verger and Other Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Reid Young, Illustrated by Annie Chapman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 209 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9788461596324
    ISBN 10: 8461596323
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYB
    Illustrations note
    54 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Reidten
    Imprint name
    Reidten
    Publication date
    28 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Canary islands