Summer Reading Club: SUMMERS LEASE

From adele gresser

Title: SUMMERS LEASE

Author: JOHN MORTIMER

THE CHARACTERS ARE SOMETIMES EXPERIENCING LAUGHTER OR NEED SYMPATHY. MRS. MOLLY PARGETER FROM ENGLAND GOES LOOKING FOR A VACATION HOMR IN ITSLY FOR 3 WEEKS IN AUGUST. SHE READS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND ITS IN THE CITY OF TUSCANY. AGAINST HER HUSBSND’S APPRVAL SHE GOES TO INSPECT THE VILLA WHICH IS LARGE AND HAS A POOL. SHE APPROVES OF IT EVEN THOUGH THE OWNER LEFT SOME INSTRUCTIONS THAT SEEMED UNUSUAL. SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS WERE THE RENTER HAD TO BE HALF OF A COUPLE AND AS REQUESTED IN THEIR 40S WITH 3 FEMALE CHILDREN.THE REQUEST IS SIGNED BY S. KETTERING WHO WILL BE AWAY DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME. MOLLY HAS A WIERD FATHER WHO WANTSTO GO ALONG WITH THEM BUT SHE FINDS HIM A PROBLEM. HE IS IN HIS 60S, HAS A STRONG SEX DRIVE AND FANCT=YS HIMSELF A WRITER. WHEN SHE SAYS OK HE GES TO A NEWSPAPER AND OFFERS TO WRITE DAILY COLUMNS ON LIFE IN TUSCANY FOR SOME SPONSOFRSHIP MONEY. MOLLY’S HUSBAND IN ENFLAND IS HAVING AN AFFAIR UNBEKN OWST TO MOLLY. THEY ALL GO TO THE VILLA AND FOR THREE WEEKS THEY SEEM TO BE ENJOYU=ING THE VACATION. HOWEVER, SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH THW WATER SUPPLY. THE WELL IS INSPECTED AND FIND OUT IT IS BLOCKED. STILL NO DRINKING, WASHING OR POOL WATER. THINGS HAPPEN ALL ABOUT THE PARGETERS THAT ARE COSTLY, FUNNY AND SAD.

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