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From the brilliantly funny Hugh Laurie, British comedian and star of TV medical drama House, comes a debut novel that will have his existing fans - and anyone who loves the dark humour of Stephen Fry and Ben Elton's books - laughing out loud.
Hugh Laurie was born in 1959. At Cambridge University he took part in a number of undergraduate revues, the last of which won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1981. Since university he has made his living as a writer, actor, director and musician, appearing in, amongst others, Blackadder, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster and House. He lives in London with his wife and three children, and is utterly devoted to motorcycling.
"Clever and hilarious, with a story that is intricate, tense and well researched - and unstintingly joyous read" * Time Out * "A ripping spoof of the spy genre" * Vanity Fair * "A very funny book ... makes many another comic novel look slow-witted in comparison" * Sunday Telegraph * "A terrific debut" * Daily Telegraph *