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Francis Plug

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781922182623
Author(s): Paul Ewen
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Dimensions: 152 x 23 x 235 (w x l x h)
Pages: 304

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Francis Plug is a troubled and often drunk misfit who causes chaos and confusion wherever he goes - and where he most likes to go is to real author events, collecting signatures from the likes of Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Eleanor Catton. As he adds to this collection of signed Booker first editions, Francis - a wannabe author himself - is also helpfully writing a self-help manual. Devised with the novice writer in mind, it is full of sage wisdom and useful tidbits to help ease freshly published novelists into the demands and rigors of author events, readings and general life in the public eye. If you're provided with a hands-free mic, clipped to your lapel, don't forget to turn it off when you visit the toilet, or if you need to vomit before your event. Likewise, it's always good to be wary of the germs of fans - and considering the use of elbow-length dishwashing gloves at book signings, and a large, easy-wipe kitchen apron. And so too, cultivating a photographic 'look' for the many publicity shots you will be subjected to is also a good idea - Francis's personal choice being that of Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.
With advice like this, and Francis' warm and deranged personality, Francis Plug: How to Be a Public Author will prove essential reading for anyone with an interest in the literary world. The Man Booker Prize becomes a springboard to explore what it means to be an author - and a human being - in the twenty-first century. This novel is certain to be one of the main Please click here to ask a question
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