The Bachelor Brothers' Bed &; Breakfast is a rustic retreat on one of British Columbia's beautiful Gulf Islands. Its owners are the endearingly eccentric Hector and Virgil, twins by birth, though not by nature. Their B&;B attracts a particular and sometimes peculiar clientele of slightly confused and gentle bookish people. Bachelor Brothers' Bed &; Breakfast relates the many stories of the comings and goings and doings at the guest house in Hector and Virgil's own words, including the romantic, improbable and even shocking story of how their mother came to conceive them. They reveal the origin of their large library in tales of boxes of books mysteriously arriving throughout their youth, offerings from their travelling salesman father, unknown to them in any other fashion. They detail how the forces of circumstance, in the form of their motley inheritances — a big house on a small island, an enormous library, an aged parrot given to profanity and channeling, and a dozen musical eggcups — led to but one conclusion: opening a guest home. In addition to these remembrances of things past are more recent misadventures, by turns moving and hilarious. Also included are excerpts from their visitors' book, Brief Lives, in which their guests describe the mysterious paths that led them to this haven of old-world charm that time has thankfully passed by.
"A wonderful book of quiet humor . . . anyone who loves books will enjoy the brothers." — Ottawa Citizen
"A delightful diversion." — Quill &; Quire
"Delightful, gentle and fluffy . . . bookishly whimsical pieces win over the listener." — AudioFile