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Publication Order of Mrs. ‘Arris Books

Mrs. Harris Goes to New York (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Harris, MP (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snow Goose (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lonely (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jennie aka The Abandoned (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Small Miracle (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowflake (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial by Terror (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love of Seven Dolls (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ludmila (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thomasina aka The Three Lives of Thomasina (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flowers for Mrs. Harris (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Many Ghosts (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coronation (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scruffy (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day the Guinea Pig Talked (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love, Let Me Not Hunger (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day Jean-Pierre Was Pignapped (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hand of Mary Constable (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Miaow (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day Jean-Pierre Went Round the World (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man Who Was Magic (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Story of the Silent Night (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manxmouse (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day Jean-Pierre Joined the Circus (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foolish Immortals (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poseidon Adventure (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matilda (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zoo Gang (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Invented the Bubble Gun (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Harris Goes to Moscow (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracle in the Wilderness (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Jean-Pierre (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House That Wouldn't Go Away (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
the World of Mrs. Harris (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Confessions of a Storyteller (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hurricane Story (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewell to Sport (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Paul Gallico was a renowned author from America, who liked to write children’s books, literature & fiction novels, and short stories, and sports stories. He was particularly famous for writing the Mrs.’Arris series. A number of Gallico’s books have been adapted in the form of motion pictures. Author Gallico is best remembered for writing the book, The Snow Goose. This novel is considered as the only actual critical success of Gallico. He is also remembered for his other novel called The Poseidon Adventure, through its 1972 movie adaptation. Author Gallico was born as Paul William Gallico on July 26, 1897, in New York City, New York, United States. His death occurred on July 15, 1976, at the age of 78. His father was a concert pianist, music teacher, and composer from Italy named Paolo Gallico, while his mother was an Austrian citizen named Hortense Erlich. Gallico’s parents had emigrated to the New York City in 1895. Author Gallico completed his graduation from the Columbia University in the year 1919. He gained attention for the first time during the 1920s as a sports columnist, sports editor, and sportswriter, writing columns about sports activities in the New York Daily News. The career of Gallico was launched during an interview with a boxer named Jack Dempsey. Gallico asked Jack to spar with him. Later, he described how he felt after the heavyweight champion knocked him out. Gallico followed this up with other incidents such as playing golf with Bobby Jones and catching fastball with Dizzy Dean. In the next few years, Gallico became a highly paid sportswriter in the US. He went on to lay the foundation of an amateur boxing contest called Golden Gloves. One of author Gallico’s books, Lou Gehrig : Pride of the Yankees, was developed into a Hollywood movie in 1942, which starred Teresa Wright and Gary Cooper in the lead roles.

During the late 1930s, author Gallico decided to abandon sports writing in order to try his hand at writing fiction. The first story he wrote was in the form of an essay and was called Farewell to Sport. It was based on his change of career path. In the next few years, Gallico had become a popular short story writer for magazines. A number of his stories appeared in a premier fiction outlet of that time, Saturday Evening Post. Gallico’s novella, The Snow Goose, and several of his other works are extended versions of the magazine stories that he used to write during the initial days of his writing career. Author Gallico had once made a confession to the New York Magazine that he was a rotten novelist and was not literary at all. He just liked to tell stories and all his books also did the same. In 1939, another successful book of author Gallico was released, Adventures of the Hiram Holliday. This book is particularly well known for its TV adaptation in which actor Wally Cox had played the lead role, while Ainslie Pryor was in the supporting role. When author Gallico resigned from Daily News after deciding to become a full time writer of fiction novels, he shifted to a small village called Salcombe in Devonshire, England, from New York. Afterwards, he resided in numerous places of the world such as Monaco, England, Lichtenstein, and Mexico. The last years of Gallico were spent in Antibes, France, where he breathed his last and is also cremated. In 1955, author Gallico had taken an automobile tour of America in which he had traveled around 10,000 miles. This tour was sponsored by the Reader’s Digest. Gallico had described the tour by saying that he had not traveled so extensively in the last 20 years. Gallico enjoyed the tour with a great excitement and enthusiasm.

A successful novel series written by Paul Gallico is called Mrs. ‘Arris series. This series is comprised of a total of 4 books, which were released between the years 1958 and 1974. All the books of this series depict the lead character in the form of a woman named Mrs. Harris, who lives in London. She earns her livelihood by cleaning the houses of rich people at home and abroad. The first novel of this series is entitled ‘Mrs. ‘Arris Goes To Paris’. It was released by the International Polygonics in the year 1989, after its initial release in 1958. The main characters of this book include lady Dant and Mrs. Harris. At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that Mrs. Harris feels cheerful while cleaning rich people’s houses. On one occasion, while cleaning the wardrobe of Lady Dant, Mrs. Harris comes across a Dior dress, which appears to her as the most beautiful thing that she has even come across in her entire life. Throughout the years of her humble and drab existence, Mrs. Harris has never seen a magical thing as the dress and she begins to feel the urge of trying the dress. But, she decides that she will start saving money and will buy the dress for herself on her own. And eventually, after saving for 3 long years, Mrs. Harris collects enough money to visit Paris and buy the Dior dress. But, when she finally arrives at the Dior House, her life is turned upside down. Mrs. Harris ends up transforming a number of lives forever on her Paris trip. The trip teaches an important lesson of life to the cheery, winsome, indomitable, and kind Mrs. Harris.

Another excellent book written and published in the series is called ‘Mrs.’Arris Goes to Parliament’. This novel was released in 1965 by the Doubleday publication. Author Gallico has set the plot of this novel in Battersea and has described Mrs. Harris at its center once again. At the beginning of the story of the book, it is depicted that Mrs. Harris continues with her work as a charlady and seems quite content with it. However, her habit of keeping the things straight and in their proper place often lands her in situations where things remain far from being neat & tidy. Mrs. Harris goes on to impress her boss with her straightforward and no nonsense political views. The employer becomes so much impressed by her words that he encourages her to take up the role of the voice of Battersea people. He even asks Mrs. Harris to contest elections. However, the world of politics proves to be a great test for Mrs. Harris as she goes through a lot of difficulties. She faces political skullduggery media glare, and a betrayal from one of her trusted friends. All these things break her from within and make her realize that she is not good for politics. Mrs. Harris eventually takes the decision of returning back to her cleaning business.

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