Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow

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Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow

Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow

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Gallico's plot feels contrived, and the caricatures of the Soviet and British diplomats who intercede fall somewhat flat. So when she is asked to go to New York with one of her clients to keep house for her, she smuggles the lad with her to try to find his father. This 1970s farce has a simple premise - cleaning lady Mrs Harris and her friend Violet win a trip to Soviet Russia. I think now, people in the Western world don't much think about Russia; then, it was a prevailing black cloud of possible nuclear ash; but Capitalism won the great ideological debate of the 20th Century, and the left developed a new obsession with the environment, and here we are.

The indomitable Mrs Harris is a salt-of-the-earth London charlady who cheerfully cleans the houses of the rich. Overall, the story is still funny, but just doesn't have the same sparkle as the previous installments.The women's friendship is really nice; they're supportive but they tell each other the truth when it's needed. He then worked for the National Board of Motion Picture Review, and after six months took a job as the motion picture critic for the New York Daily News. If you liked the others, you’ll certainly like this – if you can face reading about Russian collusion in the current environment (it did feel oddly topical). You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. His first major book was Farewell to Sport, which as the title indicates, was his farewell to sports writing.

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. Mrs Harris Goes To Moscow is the fourth and final in Gallico’s occasional series of books about the adventures of Mrs Ada Harris, a widowed London char woman.One day Fritha, a young girl from the nearby village, brings him a snow goose wounded by a gun shot. Mrs Harris is a two-dimensional stereotype of a 'working class' person (or rather, a romanticised view of what a middle class person of the era might think a 'working class' person to be).



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