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Gilliflowers, Bonds of Affection, Memoirs of a Houseboy 2008 [Kindle Edition]

Gillibran Brown
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Fasten your seat belts for another round of domestic adventures with houseboy Gillibran Brown.

In his own words: ‘think of me as a gay male version of Flora Thompson writing not so much about Larkrise to Candleford as Arsehole to Breakfast Time. The BBC will never commission it as a series, but there you go, it’s their loss.’

Gilli talks and quips us through another year of life with his beloved dictators Dick and Shane. In many respects it's a tough old year and Gilli has a lot to adapt to.

~Gillibran Brown~
Memoirs of a Houseboy

Fun with Dick and Shane 2006
More Fun with Dick and Shane 2007
Achilles and the Houseboy

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 950 KB
  • Print Length: 438 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Houseboy Works/Gillibran Brown (19 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009J2K618
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #293,460 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars issy wizzy gilli get bizzy 11 Oct. 2012
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At last, I've being waiting for this next installment for ages and it didn't disappoint! It was like catching up with an old friend after a long time apart. Well written, its in places funny, sad, poignant, altogether a great read, I very much enjoyed reading it especially as it was longer than the others, and can highly recommend it.Just hope there's more to come of Gilli and his Daddies Shane and Dick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The wonderful Gilli does it again :) 20 Oct. 2013
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If you haven't read any Gillibran Brown before then you don't know what you're missing. Gilli's books are my favourite series of books ever, and I recommend them to anyone and everyone. Yes, they are laugh out loud funny, but there is also a sad undertone to Gilli's memoirs. His observations about life are so poignant you'd have to be completely devoid of a soul not to fall in love with him.

As always, a beautiful, moving look at life with the wonderful, wonderful Gilli.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gilliflowers - Gillibran Brown 24 Sept. 2012
By Sharon - Published on
I've been reading the online adventures of Gillibran Brown for a few years now and I've been laughing and crying the whole time. Gilli cracks me up. He can be obnoxious, loud-mouthed, a pain in the arse and totally adorable. I can understand why Dick and Shane put up with all his antics - he keeps them on their toes.
'Gilliflowers, bonds of affection' is the latest book in the series and is a top read. I downloaded the ebook at around 5 yesterday afternoon and, even though it is over 400 pages in length, finished it at 2.30 this morning. I really enjoyed this book. Mr Brown has said that 2008 was a dark year for him and the book shows why. I really felt for Gilli in this book. He gives the other characters a lot of mouth and his actions are not good for a harmonious lifestyle but I think that he does get badly treated by others. What Pen says to him is really cruel.
The book does contain more sexual content although this still isn't a major factor. There is a bit more discipline as well.
In his online diary, Mr Brown has indicated that this could possibly be the last book in the series. Please say it isn't so. There are still so many stories to be filled in and I want to know the bits which haven't been written down yet.
I really recommend this book.Gilliflowers - Bonds of Affection - Memoirs of a Houseboy 2008 (Volume 4)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yay! Another installment of Gilli's story with Dick and Shane 2 Nov. 2012
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When I finished this book I was both glad and sad. Glad I read it, I didn't know how much I'd missed Gilli's voice. Sad, because it's over, will probably read all the books again, just for Gilli's company and inimitable voice. And the fact these books can have me laughing until tears run down my face, then again crying for real, all within a few pages. Genius!

This installment is excellent, shows growth in the characters and the relationship, in so many ways. Gilli's growing pains are excruciating, to him, his Daddies, and his readers. The Daddies cope as best they can, with a boy in denial, a tanking economy, recalcitrant family members, death and taxes. All the inevitables in life.

Mr. Brown posted in his online diary that this book might be his last. Dear author please no, don't do that, don't let "post-project blues" cheat your loyal readers from the unparalleled experience of your diary entries turned books. Take a page from Dick's book and just have crazy sex 24/7 to get the blues out of your system. After all, you do have two Daddies who are extremely susceptible to your charms. Then embark into the next one. There's a whole bunch of people wanting to know how 2009 went for you, particularly about Dick's Christmas gift to Shane and the Christmas cake thing, among other things.

I learned a couple of things while reading this book: a) Gilli just turns my "Mom" button "on", I'd just succumb to all his ploys and tantrums. If I had anything to do with him, he'd be spoiled beyond rescue. And b) I vehemently envy his neighbor Eileen, for the ease with which he goes over to visit. He does muse that his relationship with Eileen is almost that of mother and son, bearing out my first point above.

Ooooh, one other thing I suspected and confirmed in this book: Leo is absolutely salivating at the thought of getting his hands on Gilli, permanently. And Jak is just plain jealous, is all.

If you haven't read the previous installments, much of what goes on in this story may not make sense. Don't fret, though, the whole series is worth reading, I assure you. Enjoy!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gilli's back 20 Sept. 2012
By robbin coane - Published on
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I was so happy i bought the book. It was worth it. Gilli just gets better and better for me. If you enjoyed his other books, this will not disappoint. I hope we get more, i just love Gilli!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gilli does it again...... 4 Oct. 2012
By CariVH - Published on
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Once again, Gilli had me going backwards and forwards between tears and laughter in another well-written masterpiece. A truly tough year for Gilli yet he came through it ...... I really hope we are blessed with another book in the future! I think Gilli is remarkable for many reasons but most importantly, sharing his life's journey with us the way he is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gilli Gilli Gilli 27 Nov. 2012
By Shellshell - Published on
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Yea - another story from Gilli about his life with his Dominants Shane and Dick!!
It was a tough year for Gilli. Instead of Gilli getting in trouble for a lot of different things, it seems this year had a recurring theme. Dick and Shane ban Gilli from drinking alcohol because it poses a significant risk for his episodes. Alcohol was made a hard limit. Gilli struggled with the ban and it make life difficult for the threesome.

I absolutely love reading about this houseboy and his crazy life with Dick and Shane. Please Gilli - do not stop writing!! If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would.
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