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The Happy Time book
Robert Fontaine 1945
This is a book that might have been written by a mischievous Anglo-French angel. It is filled with good food, good drink, wit, love, and as much pain as joy ever needs for seasoning. It is the story of the goings-on in a two-family house in Ottawa, Canada, some twenty years ago. The reader is going to have a wonderful time meeting the family who lives in that house-Papa, Mama, and Uncle Louis, who drinks wine from his water cooler and claims to be suffering from the fatal bite of a butterfly, and Uncle Felix, the befuddled scientist, and Uncle Desmonde, who is the proud owner of the largest collection of ladies' garters in Ottawa, and, finally, the Boy, who watches them all and learns from them all. Like Papa's dark, fragrant coffee and cognac, "The Happy Time" is a brew to warm the heart.". A great, humourous slice-of-life book detailing the daily goings-on in a duplex in a French Canadian section of Ottawa, Canada's capital.
Condition , There is a white stain along the bottom edge of the front cover, water staining along the bottom edges of a few of the first and last pages, the first free endpaper has been torn out completely - title page and copyright are still intact