Futile Deceptions - Book 1 of Basil Ackroyd's France

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The humerous saga of a gloriously Machiavellian English refugee from a financial scandal who is mayor of a small town in the French Midi. More

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Words: 96,600
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781310484612
About Douglas Spencer Wallis

I am an Englishman stranded, by choice, in France for many a long year. I eat, drink, write, design, occasionally paint and even more occasionally carry out household improvements. I enjoy most things stimulating, with the total exception of rap music which I detest. I feel one should detest something to exhibit some form of intellectual maturity, so there you go. I am beginning to grow up because I listen to jazz from time to time and am totally unimpressed with a lot of popular music since the 1990′s.

I also find that I see a lot of popular modern art for what it is, that needs no amplification. I dabble in local politics, mainly because it is so completely different from my native culture, naturally I leave not one hint of an effect.


Review by: Tom on Sep. 21, 2014 :
Hilarious. Especially appropriate for the French expat community. A romp of a read. Feet up and enjoy.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jay Howard on Aug. 28, 2014 :
Tremendous fun

Take a generous helping of Âllo Âllo, add an equal measure of Fawlty Towers and a soupçon of Brian Rix farces, whisk thoroughly into the batter of Douglas Wallis’ vivid imagination then pour into a very deep pan. Bake at a high heat to allow the many layers of subplots to separate out and voilá – you are ready for the rollercoaster experience of Basil Ackroyd’s France.
Enjoy :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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