The Chesterfield Hours

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Gwyn Parry is Welsh, German, American, and something else or other. He lives, a bit less grandly than Chesterfield and Carrie, in the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Tell him what you're reading, or ask anything at

The Chesterfield Hours

Authored by Gwyn Parry

Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 List!

A whisky-and-splash comic chaser for the godawful 2000s. Anglican Seinfeld. Wodehouse with more sex, Waugh with more heart. Who's for a bit of what we're having, a perfect fizzer of a Brit-American cocktail, with a happy ending for all time?

When his alluring wife Deborah bolts with Benedict Hoepplewhite, young schoolteacher Chesterfield must accept the iron dictates of his family code: no gentleman subjects a woman to the indignity of divorce.

A gentleman needn't, however, take it entirely lying down. Whether allying with a lesser evil (the Mafia) to take down Hoepplewhite, "chucking a dummy" in a French bistro to foil Deborah's latest gambit, pimping Deborah to his randy retired Marine father Jack, or mapping strategy with his ghostly bourbon-tippling British mum Daphne, Chesterfield is keen for action. But who'd have thought that winsome green-eyed kindergarten teacher Carrie Hahn would so perfectly match with him in zest for mischief?

"Sparkling... Literate, funny, and romantic..."
-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)*



Publication Date:
1478343737 / 9781478343738
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Humorous

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