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Pratt a Manger

Pratt a Manger When pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits Cafe Henry in London s Soho Henry Pratt s life changes forever He becomes an instant star of the TV food quiz A Question of Salt and before long

  • Title: Pratt a Manger
  • Author: David Nobbs
  • ISBN: 9780099469094
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • When pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits Cafe Henry in London s Soho, Henry Pratt s life changes forever He becomes an instant star of the TV food quiz, A Question of Salt and before long he is given his own series, Hooray, it s Henry The book of the series reaches Number Two He s a celebrity Henry Ezra Pratt has come a long way from his humble beginningshen pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits Cafe Henry in London s Soho, Henry Pratt s life changes forever He becomes an instant star of the TV food quiz, A Question of Salt and before long he is given his own series, Hooray, it s Henry The book of the series reaches Number Two He s a celebrity Henry Ezra Pratt has come a long way from his humble beginnings.But, as usual in Henry s life, things begin to go wrong He incurs the deep hatred of rival celebrity chef Bradley Tompkins, with his bad manners, bad wig and no Michelin stars A war is waged against him, escalating into plots and deceptions which threaten to destroy the reputation and career of the man dubbed The People s Chef It must be Bradley behind all this or must it On the domestic front, too, there are storms ahead Henry is blissfully happy in his second marriage to Hilary, but he is sorely tempted by young Nicky and his lovely co star Sally Can he resist Can he become a real man at last Or will success spoil Henry Pratt for good We last met Henry Pratt in The Cucumber Man Pratt Manger continues the hilarious story of a great British underdog.

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    1. I was a little apprehensive about reading this. The Henry Pratt trilogy (Second From Last in The Sack Race/Pratt of The Argus/The Cucumber Man) has long been one of my favourite comic works and it always felt complete in itself. A fourth book felt superfluous.The final volume picks up the story when Henry is 60 and is happily running his own gourmet café. He is approached to join a food based daytime quiz show, and as a result if this he kicks off a highly successful TV career and makes himself [...]

    2. The title should have warned me but it fell off the library shelf into my hand.First of all, for someone who has allegedly made his living entirely from writing, he is a very poor practioner of the art - with little apparent knowledge of basic grammar and without the aid of a dictionary / editor / internet search engine to help him. An Italian is named "Guiseppe" not Giuseppe throughout - and he uses stupid names for his characters throughout in place of humour so he ought to be paying more atte [...]

    3. Actually fourth in David Nobbs' series about Henry Pratt, but while it refers back a bit, the references aren't so dense that you can't enjoy this book for itself. Henry is running a cafe in Soho, when he's discovered by 'TV' and ends up first as a panellist on a cookery show, and then gets his own show. And of course, then everything goes wrong Quite enjoyable. Wondered about reading the others in the series but I've never really got around to it.

    4. Unspectacular mildly satirical account of an everyday café owner who becomes a celebrity chef and is seduced by fame and fortune but finally finds the will to resist. (Easier when the build-em-up-knock-em-down carousel has completed its turn.) Enjoyable and undemanding read, humane and well written, not up to Reggie Perrin standard.

    5. A very light read, fine if you want to read on auto-pilot . The accolades for the book all mention its humour - to me the humour is contrived and not at all subtle.Excellent read for the beach when you pick it up in between people-watching!

    6. 4th in the Henry Pratt series, I've read a few of his novels (including Reggie Perrin and Going Genttly which is one of the best books I've ever read. I'm hoping the standard is kept up with this one!~It was most excellent. Now I'm off to find more of his work.

    7. As I was a fan of the Reggie Perrin TV series (the original one) I'd wanted to read a David Hobbs novel for some time. I was not disappointed. A fan of dry British wit? You'll love it.

    8. This is a funny book but not in a sarcastic way. David Nobbs has sympathy for his characters. It's quite a warm hearted read.

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