Francis Plug: Writer in residence

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Francis Plug: Writer in residence

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Published 4 October 2018

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“One thinks of Goethe, one thinks of Shelley: one thinks of Plug. He is a force of nature, he is sage, bard and prophet: he is in addition a random menace, and at all times you need to know exactly where he is. They say there are no statues to critics. But the fourth plinth awaits Francis. Perhaps he can be chained to it.” (Hilary Mantel)

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FRANCIS PLUG is back. The loveable misfit is now adjusting to life as a newly published author.  Interviews and publicity are coming his way, not to mention considerable acclaim. But Francis can’t understand why people think he was writing fiction…

He also has plenty of other problems – and very little money. Fortunately, he’s handed a lifeline when he lands a job as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Greenwich. Unfortunately, this involves interacting with more new people, which isn’t exactly Francis’s strong suit. Try as he might, the staff and students at the university seem to have great difficulty knowing what to make of Francis. (Not to mention the trouble that he has making sense of himself…). Oh – and now he also needs to hook in some big-name authors for the Greenwich book Festival, and has to write his own campus novel.

The urgent questions build and build – and Francis is in no state to answer them Will he keep his job? Will he be able to secretly sleep inside a university office? Will anyone find out that he did a wee in the corridor? … Find out as Francis embarks on a new adventure, more intoxicating and hilarious than ever.

Praise for Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author

“A modern comic masterpiece.”  —New Statesman 

“Inspired. A brilliant, deranged new comic creation. The funniest book I’ve read in years.” —The Sunday Times

“Francis Plug rampages across the literary scene like an alcoholic Mr Pooter… It’s one of the funniest books I’ve ever read.” —The Times  

“Wonderful… Priceless… This sublime book is surely a parable for our times.” —The Guardian

 “So funny you find yourself giggling helplessly long after you’ve passed the joke… Pure – and purely pleasurable - silliness.”  —The Times Literary Supplement

 “A brilliant send up of the entire literary circus.”  —BBC Radio 4, Open Book

“It’s becoming a cliché to say ‘Paul Ewen is a comic genius and Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author is the funniest book in years’ – but it’s no less true.” —Toby Litt