This volume contains a collection of tales concerning a family named 'Peterkin' - first published in 1880. The Peterkins are a likable but utterly inept family, that possess genius, reason, logic, and resourcefulness - but are noticeably lacking in common sense. A humourous and entertaining tale, this novel will appeal to fans of Hale's work, as well as those with an interest in upper-middle-class life in the late-nineteenth century. The chapters of this book include: "Elizabeth Eliza Writes a Paper", "Elizabeth Eliza's Commonplace-Book", "The Peterkins Practise Travelling", "The Peterkins' Excursion for Maple Sugar", "The Peterkins at Home", "Mrs. Peterkin in Egypt", etcetera. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.