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Hotel Albatross by Debra Adelaide

Hotel Albatross

by Debra Adelaide

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More a series of anecdotes about running an Aussie Pub than a novel. Guaranteed to put you off such a venture. No real flow to the story although some very realistic scenarios portrayed. ( )
  HelenBaker | Feb 2, 2010 |
A couple manage an old bed & breakfast in Australia and finds that running a b&b introduces them to a lot interesting characters. Some interesting vignettes, but rather ho-hum on the whole. Didn't grab my attention ( )
  cameling | Nov 24, 2009 |
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The Captain and his wife accidentally find themselves managing the Hotel Albatross. The Captain floats between the hotel's various bars: chatting to and chatting up customers, breaking up fights, and dealing calmly with the simmering tensions of a small town. His wife has her hands full with the day-to-day running of the hotel: mediating between family members fighting over wedding decorations, appeasing disgruntled staff members and dealing with the horror of what lies in room 101. She also dreams of getting out... Debra Adelaide has created a wonderfully poignant novel about hotel management and human nature. She weaves the eccentric cast of characters together beautifully with the politics of life in a small town to give the reader a sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking glimpse into what it would be like to live at the Hotel Albatross.… (more)

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