Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast

Richardson, Bill

Book - 1997
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast
A pair of endearingly eccentric bachelors - in their fifties, and fraternal twins - own and operate a bed & breakfast establishment where people like them, the gentle and bookish and ever so slightly confused, can feel at home. Hector and Virgil think of their B&B as a refuge, a retreat, a haven, where folks may bring their own books or peruse the brothers' own substantial library. Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast supplements each twin's distinctive and colorful description of life at their B&B with entertaining extracts from their guest book, lists of suggested reading materials (e.g., Books for When You Are Feeling Low), and astoundingly bad verse penned by a local poet. The lively cast includes Waffle the cat and the scripture-quoting parrot, Mrs. Rochester, as well as the ever-present warm memory of Mother.

Publisher: New York : Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press, 1997, c1993
Edition: 1st A Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press pbk. ed
ISBN: 0312145462
Characteristics: 152 p. ;,22 cm


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List - Michele's list by: multcolib_tamaf Jun 26, 2014

Though this is fiction, there are legions of fans who so ~want~ to believe it's real. Charming, sweet, and SO hilarious. My mom has entire passages memorized and recites them to me when we need to get our hilarity on.

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Mar 10, 2010
  • Eclectic1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What fun!! When Mama dies, the fictitious Bachelor Brothers turn the old homestead into a B&B. They themselves are hilarious eccentrics but so are all their friends and half of their customers! Even their pets are very different. This was an absolute pleasure to read, reminding me of Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe. No wonder it's a huge hit with Book Clubs. Not my usual style but thoroughly enjoyable. The wording and vocabulary excel!


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