Amazing disgrace

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Faber and Faber, Nov 28, 2006 - Fiction - 307 pages
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"In this sequel to the popular Cooking with Fernet Branca, Gerald Samper is back on his Tuscan hilltop and busily musing on the absurdities of modern life. His entertaining asides - on everything from publishing to penile implants, celebrity sportswomen to Australian media moguls - and his eccentric recipes form the comic heart of this literary romp. Marta, Gerald's nemesis in Cooking with Fernet Branca, is back, along with her penchant for the eponymous potent liquor and her talent for shattering Gerald's evening idylls. But she's not alone: Amazing Disgrace touts a cavalcade of memorable characters, including a foul-mouthed, one-armed yachtswoman, and sees Gerald jettisoned from his Tuscan hideaway into the trendy haunts of his native London."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A British satirical novel skewers celebrity autobiographies, environmental activism and the idyllic life in Tuscany.Introduced previously, in Cooking with Fernet Branca (2004), Gerald Samper returns ... Read full review

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Followup to Cooking with Fernet Branca again taking on pretentious foodies Brits who romanticize Tuscany celebrity culture and something new disagreeable children. As hilarious as its predecessor which you should read first or Amazing Disgrace will make very little sense. Read full review


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