The Skipping Verger and Other Tales

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales


By (author) John Reid Young, Illustrated by Annie Chapman


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  • Publisher: Reidten
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 16mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 28 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Canary islands
  • ISBN 10: 8461596323
  • ISBN 13: 9788461596324
  • Illustrations note: 54 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 2,093,159

Product description

The 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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