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7 books that are sure to cheer up

In the saddest month of the year, you have to raise the mood more diligently than in the rest of the year. We picked up seven antidepressant books that will provide a healthy laugh and a good mood.

"My family and other beasts", Gerald Durrell

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"My family and other beasts", Gerald Durrell

The most famous book of the British writer and naturalist Gerald Durrell about childhood years spent with his family on the Greek island of Corfu. Boy Jerry with great humor and warmth describes the nature and wildlife of the island, not forgetting to devote time to his extravagant relatives, among whom, for a moment, and the famous English writer Lawrence Darrell. Other heroes include a cute, bewildered mother, Leslie's middle brother, fond of weapons, sister Margot, preoccupied with clothes and diets, the walking encyclopedia Dr. Theodore Stefnides, Greek Spiro, who became the guardian angel for the entire Darrell family for many years.

After this book, Corfu Island became very popular among tourists who traveled on this land hoping to meet not only animals and birds described in the book, but also relatives and eccentrics.

"The key from the yellow metal," Max Fry

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"The key from the yellow metal," Max Fry

To make your heart feel good and - suddenly - all over the world, you can take any book by Max Fry. Svetlana Martynchik (the secret of authorship is no longer a secret), writing under the pseudonym Max Fry, has a unique ability: the world immediately becomes a cozy place under her view.

In the novel “The key from the yellow metal” about the fascinating search for a special key from the mysterious door, the action takes place in Vilnius, Prague and Moscow. And about the city, Max Fry can write so that he wants to immediately buy a ticket and go explore the tiny streets, admire the views, fall in love, get involved in stories and inadvertently get into a fairy tale.

“Deniskins stories: About how everything was in reality”, Denis Dragunsky, Victor Dragunsky

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“Deniskins stories: About how everything was in reality”, Denis Dragunsky, Victor Dragunsky

One of the most beloved books of several generations about the life and adventures of Deniska Korablev, Victor Dragoon, was supplemented with comments by his son, also a writer, Denis Dragunsky, who was the prototype of the main character.

Next to the "Deniskin stories" are printed fascinating and amusing explanations of some moments, short memories of Denis Dragunsky.

Rereading favorite children's stories from a new, almost biographical angle is a separate pleasure. 

"Three in a boat, not counting dogs", Jerome K. Jerome

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"Three in a boat, not counting dogs", Jerome K. Jerome

Humorous story by Jerome Clapka Jerome about a trip along the River Thames three friends and one pretty dog ​​named Montmorency.

All three members of this eccentric boat trip are real people. The prototype narrator Jay - Jerome K. Jerome himself, George and Harris are his friends.

Originally, the book was conceived as a description of the Thames and its environs with tiny humorous sketches for detente. As a result, wildly funny and now stories (about Irish stew, about plaster trout, about learning to play on Scottish bagpipes) became the main ones.

The book was filmed not only with us (a wonderful film with Andrei Mironov, Alexander Shirvindt and Mikhail Derzhavin), but also five times in the UK and once in Germany.

“Laughter through tears”, Faina Ranevskaya

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“Laughter through tears”, Faina Ranevskaya

Confession of the great actress Faina Georgievna Ranevskaya and a collection of her witty aphorisms. Ranevskaya had a paradoxical mindset and was able to look at life from a different angle. In her uneasy life story, in her sarcastic witty statements there is the one in the title of the book laughter through tears.

Many aphorisms - great psychotherapy, for example: "Something I have not heard about myself for a long time. Losing popularity.

"Freak, worth attention", Jin Fleu

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"Freak, worth attention", Jin Fleu

A frivolous love story by an equally frivolous protagonist named Elizabeth Tarrell, who is forced to marry a stranger in order to receive an inheritance. The girl dresses like a gray mouse and works as a teacher, but all the men fall at her feet ...

The book is a forbidden pleasure, candy for the night: a light fun reading, which will perfectly decorate the evening, if you are tired of non-fiction and long complicated novels.

"Plumber, his cat, wife and other details," Slava Se

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"Plumber, his cat, wife and other details," Slava Se

Slava Se is the pseudonym of Vyacheslav Soldatenkov, a Latvian author who writes in Russian. By the way, he, like his hero, actually worked as a plumber.

The book "Plumber, his cat, wife and other details" - a concentrate of coarse, hooligan humor with blackberry, which helps to survive in all circumstances of life. A completely unintelligent, but wildly charming book with a good therapeutic effect.

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