Ambrose Zephyr is a contented man. For an englishman he makes a poor cup of tea. He is a courageous eater, save brussels sprouts. Without adjustment. Then, just as he is turning fifty, Ambrose is told by his doctor that he has one month to live. He shares a book-laden Victorian house with his loving wife, Zipper.
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