ISBN 9788189975357,Tales From The Puffugees

Tales From The Puffugees


Utley Jaspar



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788189975357

ISBN-10 8189975358


Language (English)

Literature: special interest

It began, as such books must often do, with the Battle of the Titans: the Club President?s wife Mrs Mukherjee (whose nose, it was said, could crack open coconuts), and the indomitable General. The war of wits between this truly formidable woman, and the cheroot-smoking army man, leads to the banishment of the Puffugees to the veranda of the Club, for their unshakeable addiction to tobacco. Undeterred by the loss of the plush Club interiors, the Puffugees collect every evening, smoking and listening to the General?s sometimes outrageous, but always fascinating stories. It is during these evening soirees that they journey into the General?s colourful world inhabited by mad English women who turn into bears; ghosts who believe in punctuality; and, last but not least, Mrs Mukherjee?s husband, who once appeared among the Puffugees wearing a burka. Witty, incredibly entertaining, and imbued with the General?s peculiar brand of morality, Tales of the Puffugees is a side-splitting, unputdownable read. About Author: Jaspar Utley worked for the British Council for over thirty years in eight countries, culminating in his posting as director, South India, from 1995 to 2001. He has had books published in Namibia and India and says there are many more to come. He now lives in Hampshire, England, and when not writing is heavily involved in amateur dramatics.