Author(s): Bill Richardson
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.
"A funny, cozy tale." --"Anniston Star"
"A whimsically gentle fiction." --"Minneapolis Star Tribune"
"Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast," originally published by Douglas & McIntyre, won Canada's prestigious Stephen Lecock Award for Humour in 1994, and was published in hardcover by A Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press in 1996. Its sequel, " Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book," is a Canadian bestseller, and will be published in hardcover by A Wyatt Book in October 1997. Bill Richardson is host of CBC Radio FM's "As You Like It" and lives in Vancouver.