Henry Pulling is a retired bank manager, he lives in London, he meets for the second time in his life his Aunt Augusta, during his mother´s funeral. They get to know and they started to be friends. She tells him that the dead woman (Aunt augusta´s sister)is not his real mother.
He likes very much growing his dahlias, it is his only hobbie. He starts knowing his step aunt, and they decide to travel all along Europe and to some parts of Asia and America. They go to france, to Turkey, to Argentina, etc.
Time pases and Henry becomes more interested in knowing about his real parents; as he pases most of the time with his aunt, he starts changing dramatically into a very different way from his common life.
He starts knowing his aunt, and he notices that she had many lovers as well as money, and that she has many strange friends, or people involved some time with the government or corruption.
Although Aunt Augusta doesn´t tell Henry the truth of his real mother, he starts noticing that his aunt had once had a very good relantionship with his father, and that she has sentimental feelings to his father.
The review of this Book prepared by Tomas Turreiro Manzini
Recently retired bank teller Henry Pulling is carried way from his settled lifestyle when his long-lost aunt comes to visit him on the day of his mother's funeral. Eccentric and flamboyant, Aunt Augusta has never been a conventional person, and she seems to have decided that Henry needs to have the stuffing knocked out of him. This she does, first by taking him with her on a money-smuggling trip to Istanbul on the Orient Express, and later she talks him into accompanying her on a trip to South America to rescue the love of her life, Mr. Visconti, who has got himself into trouble with his criminal activities. Along the way we learn about her life, Henry learns to relax and have fun and he finds out some startling secrets about his parents and his aunt.
The review of this Book prepared by Jóhanna