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HAPPY EVA AFTER HITS THE SHELVES
"When you find yourself laughing out loud on the first page of a book it's a pretty good start. This was one of the most delightful books I've read in a long time."
That's how The Canberra Times described Happy Eva After, my debut novel which has just been released in Australia and New Zealand by 12-time publisher of the year Allen & Unwin.
Proving Pope's assertion that a little learning is a dangerous thing, Happy Eva After tells the tale of Sebastian Pink, an English teacher at the language college equivalent of Fawlty Towers.
Unsure if he wants to start a family with his workaholic wife Sarah, whose biological clock is ticking like a time bomb, Sebastian spends more time guiding his pupils through the perils of the English language, deciphering cryptic crosswords, conversing with his dog, Claude, and patronising the local pub with his bitter but delightfully twisted colleague and drinking partner, Walter.
When Sebastian's already madcap classroom is turned upside down by the arrival of Eva, an alluring Czech au pair, he finds himself embroiled in a sordid suburban tangle. But has he fallen into a linguistic trap of his own making?
Published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin and available now in all good bookshops.
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