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Rosy Is My Relative

(1968)
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Written with Gerald Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in any situation, Rosy is my Relative will delight fans both old and new.

At the age of thirty, Adrian Rookwhistle's life hasn't quite turned out the way he'd have hoped. Working an unfulfilling job as a clerk in the city and living under the tyranny of his fearsome landlady, he can't help but think that there is more to life.

However, all of this suddenly changes when he receives a curious letter from his dying uncle who has bequeathed him 500 and an elephant by the name of Rosy who has a seemingly unquenchable thirst for liquor. At a loss of what to do with his unexpectedly gargantuan - and rarely sober - inheritance, Adrian sets forth on a journey believing to have the answer to his dilemma; he'll give her away to the circus.

Together Adrian and Rosy carve a trail of destruction through the peaceful countryside of southern England, meeting a curious cast of misfits along the way. Drunk or sober, Rosy spreads chaos in her wake, until the full weight of the law finally catches up with her . . .

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1977 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Rosy is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-86009-071-X / 978-0-86009-071-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 1968 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Rosy Is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-670-60849-1 / 978-0-670-60849-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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January 1968 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Rosy is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-00-221715-5 / 978-0-00-221715-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Rosy is My Relative (Pan Heritage Classics)
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 1-5098-1537-6 / 978-1-5098-1537-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 2015 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Rosy is my relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 9963515967 / 978-9963515967
Publisher: Burlington Books Spain
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1972 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Rosy Is My Relative (Bello)
Author(s): Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 1-4472-1450-1 / 978-1-4472-1450-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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November 1996 : UK Paperback
Title: Rosy Is My Relative (B Format)
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-00-638786-1 / 978-0-00-638786-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / UK Adult Mm
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1969 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Rosy is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-00-634553-0 / 978-0-00-634553-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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1975 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Rosy Is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-00-632733-8 / 978-0-00-632733-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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1973 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Rosy is My Relative
Author(s): DURRELL
ISBN: 0-00-612733-9 / 978-0-00-612733-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: FONTANA
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January 1969 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Rosy is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-00-611981-6 / 978-0-00-611981-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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Audio Editions

February 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Rosy Is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd
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July 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Rosy is My Relative: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-7451-6666-0 / 978-0-7451-6666-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Rosy Is My Relative: A Novel
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
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February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Rosy is My Relative (Pan Heritage Classics Book 11)
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
Publisher: Pan
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