The Old Man and Me

The Old Man and Me

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In The Dud Avocado, Elaine Dundy revealed the life of the young expatriate in Paris in all its hilarious and heartbreaking drama. With The Old Man and Me, written when Dundy was living in England in the early 1960s, she tackles the American girl in London, a bit older but certainly no wiser.

Honey Flood (if that’s her real name) arrives in London with only her quick wits and a scheme. To get what she wants, she’ll have to seduce the city’s brightest literary star, no matter how many would-be bohemians she has to charm, how many smoky jazz clubs she has to brave, or how many Lady Something-Somethings she has to humor. But with success within her reach, Honey finds that in making the Soho scene, she’s made a big mistake.

Baker & Taylor
In early 1960s London, American Honey Flood uses all her charms to reach the top of the social scene.

Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781590173176
1590173171
Branch Call Number: FICTION DUNDY...E
Characteristics: x, 231 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1964
"With a new introduction by the author"--cover

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multcolib_heathere Mar 13, 2016

I laughed and laughed at this.
"This is a wonderful place to hate the English in, isn't it?" Honey says of London. her struggles with communication and expectations, coupled with her financial frustrations make a compelling read.

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