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Mrs. Harris, MP (A New Portway large print book) [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Paul Gallico
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16 Dec 1981 A New Portway large print book

Mrs Harris is a salt-of-the-earth charlady, content with her lot, cleaning the homes of the rich. However, her knack of setting things straight often has the tendency to stray beyond keeping things neat and tidy...

In Mrs Harris MP, the honest as-ever old char impresses her employer with her no-nonsense political views to such an extent that he - an MP, no less - encourages her to become a voice for the people of Battersea and stand for election herself.

The world of local politics, however, soon proves a test for a lady as straight-laced as Mrs Harris; political skulduggery, the glare of the media and the apparent betrayal of a trusted friend all becoming issues she just hadn't bargained on...

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chivers Press; Large type edition edition (16 Dec 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851191460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851191461
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,155,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mrs Harris is one of the great creations of fiction - so real that you feel you know her, yet truly magical as well. I can never have enough of her (Justine Picardie)

It is almost impossible not to succumb to Gallico's spell (Times Literary Supplement) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Paul Gallico was born in New York City, of Italian and Austrian parentage, in 1897, and attended Columbia University. From 1922 to 1936 he worked on the New York Daily News as sports editor, columnist, and assistant managing editor. In 1936 he bought a house on top of a hill at Salcombe in South Devon and settled down with a Great Dane and twenty-three assorted cats. It was in 1941 that he made his name with The Snow Goose, a classic story of Dunkirk which became a world-wide best-seller. Having served as a gunner's mate in the U.S. Navy in 1918, he was again active as a war correspondent with the American Expeditionary Force in 1944. Paul Gallico, who later lived in Monaco, was a first-class fencer and a keen sea-fisherman. He wrote over forty books, four of which were the adventures of Mrs Harris: Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (1958), Mrs Harris Goes to New York (1959), Mrs. Harris, M.P. (1965) and Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow (1974). One of the most prolific and professional of American authors, Paul Gallico died in July 1976. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal book to read before falling asleep 13 Feb 2014
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I have read Paul Gallico's other novels. I like the character of Mrs Harris and she reminds me of a actress in the b/w films from Ealing film studios.

Ideal to read before falling asleep as it has a 'feel good' and hopefully would not keep one awake at night as in reading a thriller/horror etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Gallico 17 May 2013
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Good to get such a bargain and such a good read. Excellent condition. Super service. Can't wait to buyt the next one
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5.0 out of 5 stars gift for mother 26 July 2012
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i bought the film mrs harris goes to paris = ideal for my 80 year old mother - was sad that there weren;t anymore films but bought this book - my mother loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun to read! 1 Aug 2014
By J-Ro
Wonderful to re-visit these appealing little stories. Although certainly not politically correct in today's terms, the stories are sweet representations of their times...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 23 July 2014
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An entertaining read
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