A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Cemetery

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  • 9780140382631

  • 129 mm

  • 198 mm

  • 167 gram


  • 30-MAR-03

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  • 13 mm

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    Nineteen side-splitting stories from Sri Lanka To begin this chronicle of the funny things that have happened to him, Muller goes back to his days as a recruit in the Royal Ceylon Navy when the Queen of England came a-visiting: the saucy sailors decide to tip her a wink! The second story takes us back to Mullers childhood in Anuradhapura where two visiting rat snakes turn out to be a railway linesmans grandparents. There are further hilarious adventures in the Navy, encounters with more snakes of different sizes and lineage, graphic descriptions of jam-making factories, and hazardous days in the...  Read More

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    Carl Muller

    Carl Muller was born in 1935 in Kandy. As a young man he joined the Royal Ceylon Navy, then briefly served in the Ceylon Army and later joined the Colombo Port Commission. He moved into journalism and worked in the Middle East. He is a prolific writer having written poetry, fiction, a children’s book, short stories, historical fiction, a collection of essays and monographs. He has won many awards and prizes for his writing. He is best known for The Jam Fruit Tree (1993) which won the Gratiaen Prize for that year. He currently lives in Kandy.