Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow

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Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow

Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow

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I’ve just seen an advert for Chichester Festival’s musical of Flowers for Mrs Harris, and thought of your blog immediately! Written during the cold war, it doesn't put Russia in a great light, but it was interesting to see how that was handled. Harris, the two London ladies are incorrectly taken for spies and get into some very compromising situations. This 1970s farce has a simple premise - cleaning lady Mrs Harris and her friend Violet win a trip to Soviet Russia. Arris Goes to Paris, I was throughly charmed as she was a multi-dimensional character in a delightful book enriched with wonderful drawings.

The years since first print and change of way of life in UK and Russia have not dimmed the story at all. Plot-wise, Keystone cop KGB officers mistake a char lady as Lady Char, an aristocrat and therefore clearly a spy. This is the first Mrs 'Arris novel that I have read, and the previous comments suggest that it is the least of the series. Even Prince Philip is written in to play a small part in events (and now it's hard not to think of his recent death).

His first major book was Farewell to Sport, which as the title indicates, was his farewell to sports writing. J. Marsh, Judith O'Reilly, Kelly Clayton, Kim Nash, Leah Mercer, Liz Fenwick, Louise Jensen, Louise Mumford, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Marcia Woolf, Mark Stay, Marcie Steele, Natasha Bache, Nick Jackson, Nick Quantrill, Nicky Black, Patricia Gibney, Rachel Sargeant, Rob Parker, Rob Scragg, S. Ever the loyal servant, however, Mrs Harris (accompanied by her loyal friend Mrs Butterfield) believes it only right that others benefit from her good fortune as well. It’s a sweet story where all the timing is perfect and people’s innate kindness eventually prevails.

For all its farce-like feel, Mrs Harris Goes To Moscow does reveal the dominant themes and experiences that a Western visitor to Moscow in the 1970s might note. The British Foreign Office, helped by a sympathetic Russian diplomat, finally get their act together, and all ends in the way that such easy-reading should. Arris and her various catastrophes, but the constant carping on the Soviet Union, to the point that I'm not sure that this being a Cold War-era novel explains it. Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow – known as Mrs ‘Arris Goes to Moscow in the US – is the final one of these, published in 1974, an impressive sixteen years after the first in the series.I haven't read the two installments that follow, but from what I gather they were also very good, most likely stronger than this one. Night had supplanted dusk, lighting was in full blaze and she found herself looking upon such a wondrous illumination of coloured walls, towers, belfries, church steeples, some shaped like onions, others wearing what appeared to be Oriental turbans, all flung into the night sky and staggering to the imagination.



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