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Rancid Pansies

(2008)
(The third book in the Gerald Samper series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
The hero of this black farce of a book is Gerald Samper, a ghostwriter to unbearable sports celebrities and rock stars, whose dream is to write the libretto of an opera. After an unsuccessful sojourn in Suffolk that ends in the accidental death of an ancient aristocrat, Gerry returns to Tuscany to the site of his collapsed house, now a place of pilgrimage after the strange apparition of a deceased English princess with great legs. A sinister estate agent smells a chance to make serious money, and Gerry is persuaded to go along with the scam in return for certain favours. Meanwhile, Gerry is motivated to collaborate on an opera about the life of Princess Diana, the not-quite-saint who has inspired such strange devotion. The premiere will be the high point of his life, though not quite in the way he imagines...


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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rancid Pansies
Author(s): James Hamilton-Paterson
ISBN: 0-571-23847-5 / 978-0-571-23847-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rancid Pansies
Author(s): James Hamilton-Paterson
ISBN: 0-571-23846-7 / 978-0-571-23846-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rancid Pansies
Author(s): James Hamilton-Paterson
ISBN: 1-933372-62-1 / 978-1-933372-62-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rancid Pansies
Author(s): James Hamilton-Paterson
ISBN: 0-571-23845-9 / 978-0-571-23845-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA