A Quote from: Three Men In A Boat

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Context:  One of the main character’s friends is cooking scrambled eggs on a boat and constantly burning himself on the frying pan, leading him to dance around the boat and blow on his fingers while swearing profusely.





We did not know what scrambled eggs were, and we fancied that it must be some Red Indian or Sandwich Islands sort of dish that required dances and incantations for its proper cooking.

~ Page 121


If you don’t find that uproariously funny, this book probably isn’t for you.


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26 thoughts on “A Quote from: Three Men In A Boat

    1. I’ve never had problems with scrambled eggs, but that might have more to do with me cooking the ever living daylights out of them AND using non-stick cookware 😀

      And yet another upvote for Willis. I might have to bump this up the tbr…


      1. Well, yes, good point about the eggs. I used to cook them like that and it was easy. I’ve tried to go a little easier on them lately, and it’s harder to get them to turn out right. 🙂

        Willis’ To Say Nothing of the Dog is the second book in her Oxford Time Travel series, but you can start with it if you want. (I did, and I still really enjoyed the book.)

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      1. Loved it. Jerome can wax lyrical and he does a good job of making me want to explore this region of the Thames which I reckon is my test of a travel book. I’m very fond of the Stephen Frears tv version with Michael Palin as Harris and Tim Curry as J. His voice suits the mood of the travel sections of the book.

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  1. I love this book! I’ve even “read” it in audiobook a number of times which is so unusual for me because I’m not the audiobook type. I especially like his hypochondria where he’s rather insulted that he has every illness in the medical dictionary except “housemaid’s knee.” Wow, I must read this again!

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