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Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

Vintage Short

by Alexander McCall Smith

eBook
An all-new, never-before-published original short novel by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, about a hapless American tourist's larger-than-life comical trip to Ireland.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction

Cornelius P. "Fatty" O'Leary and his wife, Betty, plan a vacation in Ireland for his fortieth birthday, where they will tour his ancestral homeland and relax in the countryside. Almost immediately, things go terribly wrong: the seats in economy class on the plane are too small; the country hotel's dinner spread and bathroom fixtures leave much to be desired; and the down-to-earth O'Learys find their fellow guests are more than a little snobbish.

In this amusing and touching portrayal of a kindly, misunderstood soul, McCall Smith has created yet another memorable character who will become an instant favorite to his many fans.

An eBook short.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 5, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101873014
  • Release date: August 5, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101873014
  • File size: 2921 KB
  • Release date: August 5, 2014

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

An all-new, never-before-published original short novel by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, about a hapless American tourist's larger-than-life comical trip to Ireland.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction

Cornelius P. "Fatty" O'Leary and his wife, Betty, plan a vacation in Ireland for his fortieth birthday, where they will tour his ancestral homeland and relax in the countryside. Almost immediately, things go terribly wrong: the seats in economy class on the plane are too small; the country hotel's dinner spread and bathroom fixtures leave much to be desired; and the down-to-earth O'Learys find their fellow guests are more than a little snobbish.

In this amusing and touching portrayal of a kindly, misunderstood soul, McCall Smith has created yet another memorable character who will become an instant favorite to his many fans.

An eBook short.

Expand title description text