Rancid Pansies

Rancid Pansies

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By (author) James Hamilton-Paterson

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 192mm x 20mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571238475
  • ISBN 13: 9780571238477
  • Sales rank: 180,906

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Gerald Samper is not a lucky man. Ghost writer of terrible celebrity memoirs and lethally bad cook, he now watches as his beloved house falls off a hill in Tuscany. But he and his guests have been saved from certain death by an apparition - in the form of a certain deceased English princess with great legs. Or, at least, that's how the money-spinning rumor has it...And so begins a farcical comedy of eccentric Diana pilgrims, dead dinner guests, bad opera and Gerry's specialty field-mouse vol-au-vents. Every bit as outrageous as Cooking with Fernet Branca, James Hamilton-Paterson's latest novel is not for anyone who takes royalty (or, indeed, anything else) too seriously.

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James Hamilton-Paterson's work has been translated into many languages. He is a highly acclaimed author of non-fiction books, including Seven-Tenths, Three Miles Down and Playing with Water, as well as America's Boy, a study of Ferdinand Marcos and the Philippines. Gerontius, his first novel, won a Whitbread Award, while Loving Monsters (2001) was praised by the Sunday Telegraph as 'tantalising, erudite and ingenious.' He lives in Italy.