“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Monday, March 1, 2010

Troubles at immigration

We've received lots of notes/comments saying how wonderful the old Prodigal Wife is, taking everything in stride, smiling, smoothing things over... I thought it was time to set the record straight: Prodigal Wife has her moments too. Specifically, she has trouble with bureaucrats and their silly rules, as you'll see in this encounter with an officious official at Heathrow. (Must be the six months she spent in the Soviet Union.)


Anonymous said...

Never mind Dennis, I'm sure you have a lovely side too! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Btw, that is one of my favorite moments in the book. Rock on Frances!

Dennis, you must make an audio version of your book and do all the voices yourself. I would love it!

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Aaah, Melissa, I'm sure I do too--but where is it? Actually, I love that moment too--I was a bit wussy there, but Frances is a New Yorker!

Regarding the audio, well...have mentioned the thought to my lovely agent, but nothing is in the works.

Maggie said...

Prodigal Wife is my hero- go her!

A Good Moroccan said...

It's unfortunate that the actions of a dangerous minority impact on the rest of us peaceful travellers - extra checks at airports etc.

parTea lady said...

Enjoyed your hilarious story of troubles at immigration. Travelling can be super stressful and officialdom sometimes pours salt on the wound.