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The Key to My Heart: A Comedy in Three Parts

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by V. S. Pritchett
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The Key to My Heart: A Comedy in Three Parts by V. S. Pritchett

'In our town, if you cough in the High Street the chemist up at the Town Hall has got the bottle of cough mixture wrapped up and waiting for you.' And nobody in the town provides such a wealth of delicious gossip as 'Noisy' Brackett and his wife Sally. Refusing to pay her bills, chasing her errant husband around the countryside in fast cars, setting fire to the heart of Bob, the local baker, Sally is a gloriously raffish figure of fun. In these three linked novellas Bob relates how Sally finally paid his account, how Noisy got off a motoring charge by sneezing, stole a case of stuffed birds from his own house, and barricaded himself in a cottage with a cardboard Argentinean air-hostess to foil Sally's pursuit.

Pritchett's effervescent love of comedy, his gift for storytelling and dialogue, his passionate interest in the seedier, droller goings-on of modern society, have never showed to better advantage than in these light-hearted tales.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 107
Size: 1.8 MB
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781448202355 (DRM-EPUB)

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