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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:38 AM
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This is completely off topic...but i need help. I always wander into Barnes & Noble/Borders and find books that are interesting and then forget the titles/authors.


There is one in particular that I have been searching for the past years. The book was about a young boy having to live with his eccentric aunt. I know it is a well-known book that was written in the 60s/70s perhaps.

Does anyone have any clue to the title/author?
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:44 AM
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In what country does it take place? Children's or adults' book? Any further hints as to its content? Fiction or memoir? (P.S. Are you sure it was a boy and that it didn't take place in the USA?)
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:55 AM
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Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis?
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:55 AM
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I think you may be looking for Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 05:59 AM
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Yes!!! That's it! Thanks so much!
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An orphaned boy ( believed to be the author- Patrick Dennis) goes to live with his free-spirited aunt.

Curious-How could you search for years for a book that was a successful play and film?
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Well, there are three children rather than just one boy but it might be The Growing Summer by
Noel Streatfeild. The children go to stay with an eccentric aunt in Ireland.
I think that the American distributors dumbed down the title to something like The Magic Summer.

Not so very young a boy but it might also be Travels with My Aunt by
Graham Greene
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precisely because i didnt know the title or the author.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 06:06 AM
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I think that book is much older. It was a movie even before the 60s.
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Rosiland Russell played Auntie Mame and the title song, Mame, swept the country.
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HI
just to clarify a little
the book by P Dennis was 'Auntie Mame' as was the non-musical film with
Ros. Russell
Then, it was turned into a Jerry Herman musical called 'Mame', with the hit song.
Then it was an awful imo musical film with Lucille Ball.
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