“Joyously-written… in the grand tradition of British comic novels” – Saul Wordsworth.
Exclusive to us: a totally unique gift for the book- and music-lover… especially one who dreams of a slower pace of life. Alex Marsh’s delightful novel is set in the blue skies and rolling meadows of Northern France; it comes packaged with John Watterson’s CD of English chansons written to accompany the book.
The book will be signed by the author, and can include a personal message to the recipient. Following your order, please use the form on our ‘contact’ page to give us the details of any personal message; we will pass this on to the publishers so that they can arrange this for you.
Warm, funny, and sad, Alex Marsh’s novel is the literary equivalent of a big hug followed up by a large glass of red wine in the French sunshine. It follows an Englishman’s doomed quest to seek out the elusive local hero Frederic Debreu, whilst enjoying the finer things in life in the process.
John Watterson has toured nationally with Fairport Convention, performed an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, featured on national and local radio, and supported a host of musical household names. He’s known as our leading performer of the UK’s own greatest chansonnier: Jake Thackray.