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The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers
Author: Paul Torday

ISBN: 9780753823415
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 February 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.3
Description:
A modern A Tale of Two Cities by the bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Hector Chetwode-Talbot, Eck to his friends, has left the army after a rather nasty moment in Colombia. From a privileged background, he is slightly at a loss as to what to do next, when he is approached by an old army pal, Bilbo Mountwilliam. Bilbo runs an investment fund company and persuades Eck to join the company.

It is on a golfing trip to France with his friend Henry Newark that Eck first meets Charlie Summers, a fly-by-night entrepreneur who is hiding out in France after a 'misunderstanding with Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue'. Charlie's latest scheme is to import Japanese dog food into the UK. Henry casually mentions that Charlie should 'look us up' if he is ever in Gloucestershire. But not only does Charlie Summers look Henry up, he arrives with his suitcase, intent on staying with the Newarks and relaunching his dog food business in their area. But with the financial crash looming, Eck begins to ask himself if they are so very different...

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