We hail the return of Paul Ewan and his glorious comic persona, the eccentric author Frances Plug, in the new novel, Writer In Residence.
Frances Plug has a new job, as a writing tutor at a university and Plug must do some interacting with creative writing students (who pay £9,000 a pop for their course), begin a campus novel, and sign up some big names for the inaugural Greenwich Book Festival – and he’s out of his depth.
“This book is pure delight. Plug’s observations on authors, academics and architects (including “that cowboy, Wren”) are hilarious and absurd but always compassionate. Hints of his loneliness and fragility add poignancy, and his gentle, persistent commentary on issues such as housing, poverty, library closures, terrorism, plastics, alcoholism and talent-show tears make him a character for our times, not just for the LOLs.” The Guardian Review, Nina Stibbe
Oh yeah, and also WE ARE IN IT.