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Rosy Is My Relative

(1968)
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A man inherits an elephant whose fondness for alcohol leads to absolute mayhem in this hilarious "almost true" story from the author of the Corfu Trilogy.

When his uncle passes away unexpectedly, young Adrian Rookwhistle's inheritance turns his humdrum life upside down. Instead of a manor house, Adrian has been bequeathed Rosy, an elephant whose predilection for fine spirits leads to high jinks far beyond the means of a shy English gentleman.

Convinced that a circus will take the troublesome tusker off his hands, Adrian leads Rosy on a trek to the coast, setting in motion an uproarious adventure of mammoth proportions.

Author Gerald Durrell promises that despite being embellished here and there, "nearly all the adventures in this book really happened." Ultimately, this tale of a pachyderm with a penchant for pandemonium guarantees pure entertainment.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author's estate.

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Hardback Editions

February 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: Rosy is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-00-221715-5 / 978-0-00-221715-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: Rosy is my relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 9963515967 / 978-9963515967
Publisher: Burlington Books Spain
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1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rosy Is My Relative (Pan Heritage Classics)
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
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Title: 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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1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rosy is My Relative
Author(s): DURRELL
ISBN: 0-00-612733-9 / 978-0-00-632733-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: FONTANA
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December 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rosy is My Relative
Author(s): Gerald Durrell
ISBN: 0-00-611981-6 / 978-0-00-611981-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Audio Editions

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