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Cooking with Fernet Branca By James Hamilton-Paterson

Cooking with Fernet Branca
by James Hamilton-Paterson

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Gerald Samper, an Englishman, lives on a hilltop in Tuscany. He is a ghostwriter for celebrities, and a foodie, whose weird tastes include Mussels in Chocolate and Garlic and Fernet Branca Ice Cream. His idyll is shattered by arrival of Marta, a vulgar woman from a former Soviet republic now run by gangsters, notably male members of her family.
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Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson

Gerald Samper, an effete Englishman, lives on a hilltop in Tuscany. He is a ghostwriter for celebrities, and a foodie, whose weird tastes include 'Mussels in Chocolate and Garlic' and 'Fernet Branca Ice Cream'. His idyll is shattered by the arrival of Marta, a vulgar woman from a former Soviet republic now run by gangsters, notably male members of her family. She is a composer in a neo-folk style who claims to be writing a score for a trendy Italian film director. The neighbours' lives disastrously intertwine. The entourages of the rock star and the director come and go; mysterious black helicopters bring news of mayhem in Voynova, Marta's homeland; and along the way the English obsession with Tuscany is satirized mercilessly. World rights for "Cooking with Fernet Branca" are controlled by Faber. Rights for Germany have already been sold.

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About James Hamilton-Paterson


James Hamilton-Paterson is the author of the bestselling Empire of the Clouds, which was hailed as a classic account of the golden age of British aviation. He won a Whitbread Prize for his first novel, Gerontius, and among his many other celebrated books are Seven-Tenths, one of the finest books written in recent times about the oceans, the satirical trilogy that began with Cooking with Fernet Branca, and the autobiographical Playing With Water. Born and educated in England, he has lived in the Philippines and Italy and now makes his home in Austria.

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GOR002656147
Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson
James Hamilton-Paterson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2004-06-03
304
0571220908
9780571220908
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