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The Skipping Verger and Other Tales

Author(s): John Reid Young

Location(s): The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria)

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Later 19th to 21st Century

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales is a collection of delightful short stories set in the Canary Islands between the late 19th and early 21st centuries.
Written in Reid Young’s engaging and unique style, the stories range from the humorous and romantic adventures of Victorian travellers, who were determined to understand and partake in the charms of local traditions, to intrigue at the start of the Spanish Civil War.
An English scientist who meets a man with a strange walk, a Scottish artist who falls in love with a barefooted woman, foreigners who discover marvellous old wives tales and remedies for a variety of ailments, boys who get up to mischief in the bananas, secret agents, stowaways and even a grumpy chaplain can be found wrapped up in the charms of these Atlantic islands.
Based on the personal experiences and recollections of a fourth generation British immigrant, these stories will appeal to those who enjoy a touch of eccentricity and old fashioned ways.

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