Pratt a Manger
By (author) David Nobbs
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Pratt a Manger by David Nobbs
Book DescriptionWhen pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits Cafe Henry in London's Soho, Henry Pratt's life changes forever. He becomes an instant star of the TV food quiz, A Question of Salt and before long, he is given his own series, Hooray, it's Henry. The book of the series reaches Number Two. He's a celebrity. Henry Ezra Pratt has come a long way from his humble beginnings. But, as usual in Henry's life, things begin to go wrong. He incurs the deep hatred of rival celebrity chef Bradley Tompkins, with his bad manners, bad wig and no Michelin stars. A war is waged against him, escalating into plots and deceptions which threaten to destroy the reputation and career of the man dubbed 'The People's Chef'. It must be Bradley behind all this - or must it? On the domestic front, too, there are storms ahead. Henry is blissfully happy in his second marriage to Hilary, but he is sorely tempted by young Nicky and his lovely co-star Sally. Can he resist? Can he become a real man at last? Or will success spoil Henry Pratt for good...? We last met Henry Pratt in The Cucumber Man. "Pratt a Manger" continues the hilarious story of a great British underdog.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780434012459
(241mm x 161mm x 30mm)
Imprint: William Heinemann Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Nobbs
Second Life of Sally Mottram, Paperback (June 2014)
The wonderfully entertaining new novel from bestselling author of The Fall and Rise of Reggie Perrin.
Pratt of the Argus, Paperback (May 2013)
Henry Pratt, back home from National Service, is a man at last. As eager to prove it as he is to please, he is in at the deep end in his chosen profession - cub reporter on the Thurmarsh Evening Argus. As trams and typewriters chatter to the echoes of Suez and Hungary, Henry finds himself in an exciting if bewildering world.
Fall and Rise of Gordon Coppinger, Paperback (April 2013)
The much-anticipated latest novel from David Nobbs is the spiritual follow-up to The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and is as witty as it is prescient.
Bit of a Do, Paperback (November 2012)» View all books by David Nobbs
From the author of the Reginald Perrin series comes a classic tale of two families, one posher than the other, set in a Yorkshire town.
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Author Biography - David Nobbs
David Nobbs was born in Kent. After university, he entered the army, then tried his hand at journalism and advertising before becoming a writer. A distinguished novelist and comedy writer, he lives near Harrogate with his wife Susan.
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