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Pratt a Manger By David Nobbs

Pratt a Manger
by David Nobbs

When pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits Cafe Henry in London's Soho, Henry Pratt's life changes forever. He becomes an instant star of the TV food quiz, A Question of Salt and before long he is given his own series, Hooray, it's Henry. Henry Ezra Pratt has come a long way from his humble beginnings.
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Pratt a Manger: (Henry Pratt) by David Nobbs

When pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits Cafe Henry in London's Soho, Henry Pratt's life changes forever. He becomes an instant star of the TV food quiz, A Question of Salt and before long he is given his own series, Hooray, it's Henry. The book of the series reaches Number Two. He's a celebrity. Henry Ezra Pratt has come a long way from his humble beginnings. But, as usual in Henry's life, things begin to go wrong. He incurs the deep hatred of rival celebrity chef Bradley Tompkins, with his bad manners, bad wig and no Michelin stars. A war is waged against him, escalating into plots and deceptions which threaten to destroy the reputation and career of the man dubbed 'The People's Chef'. It must be Bradley behind all this - or must it? On the domestic front, too, there are storms ahead. Henry is blissfully happy in his second marriage to Hilary, but he is sorely tempted by young Nicky and his lovely co-star Sally. Can he resist? Can he become a real man at last? Or will success spoil Henry Pratt for good...? We last met Henry Pratt in The Cucumber Man. Pratt a Manger continues the hilarious story of a great British underdog.

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Pratt a Manger Reviews


"No writer combines humanity and humour as effectively as David Nobbs" Daily Express "Shrewd and funny " Sunday Times "Infused with an unusual compassion and intelligence" Daily Mirror "An amusing romp through media London" The Times "This latest instalment in the adventures of Henry Pratt is well worth its salt!" The Good Book Guide

About David Nobbs


David Nobbs was born in Kent. After university, he entered the army, then tried his hand at journalism and advertising before becoming a writer. A distinguished novelist and comedy writer best known for The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, David Nobbs was acknowledged by his peers as a comic genius. He died in August 2015.

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GOR001228420
Pratt a Manger: (Henry Pratt) by David Nobbs
David Nobbs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2007-02-01
432
009946909X
9780099469094
N/A
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