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And to My Nephew Albert I Leave the Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan in a…

by David Forrest

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So far so cute, 'tho dated. Unfortunately the uncle is already deceased so we won't meet him or Fatty Hagan, but the story holds promise. What's interesting is that this book was mentioned in Aussie Readers, and I was able to find it in rural Nevada... yet somehow I don't think it's a classic.... I'm betting I saved it from discard by requesting it. It had to be somewhat popular though as it has at least two editions - my cover is different.

Ok, done. Quite charming, and very funny. Description from jacket:

"Frankly, Albert's island is nothing more than a large treeless rock in the Scillies, just beyond the British territorial limit. Albert's inheritance is, in a word, worthless. But there is *something* interesting about it, and her name is Victoria, a nubile young woman in search of an all-over tan.

"As Albert is getting to know his island and Victoria better, a Russian fishing trawler (translate as spy ship) runs aground. The seventy by one-hundred-fifty-yard island develops strategic importance. The Russians lease half of it. The other half is soon invaded by the United States Marines.

"The confrontation produces more fun than ferocity, and the Russians, the Marines, and a decidedly un-Victorian Victoria and Albert settle down to enjoy every hilarious minute."

Author pseudonym of David Eliades and Robert Forrest Webb. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
A hilarious book using the device of a young man who inherits a small inhospitable island and meets a gorgeous babe there to have some laughs about the cold war. ( )
  Farringdon | Dec 9, 2009 |
It made me laugh! ( )
  Candlefish | Feb 8, 2007 |
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