Literature Martin Plimmer King of the Castle

ISBN 13: 9780091881542

King of the Castle

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9780091881542: King of the Castle

You would think that as an acclaimed writer and comedian, Martin Plimmer would be well able to run a happy household. But with his French au pair cosily tucked away in his son's bedroom and his 12-year-old daughter believing that "life's a bitch", this is far from the truth. "King of the Castle" is an honest tale of the domestic chaos that filled a year of Plimmer's life. With his marriage, hair and career slowly disintegrating, you can't help but feel his pain. The art of juggling a house full of cats, nannies and stray children along with a collapsing freelance career is hilariously brought to life

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'Painfully funny.’ -- Sunday Mirror, July 14, 2002

He's very good at writing about children - lots of warmth and understanding, no sentimentality ... Plimmer is a very funny writer -- The Independent

It's sweet-sad and hilarious. Plimmer should be applauded for a noble first novel. -- Carol Sarler - Daily Express

`a touching and witty snapshot of family life seen through the eyes of an `average man'...Plimmer's a major new talent in `dad-lit'. -- Woman Magazine

‘A witty account of the horrors of family life.’ -- OK Magazine, July 17, 2002

‘Very funny.’ -- Irish Independent, July 13, 2002

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Based on a year in Martin's own life, when his marriage, career and house are all slowly disintegrating.
In King of the Castle Martin Plimmer takes a sidelook at a year of his life, and it’s far from the best year, to give us a glimpse of what life as a father and husband is really like. Forget head of the family and nine-to-five-breadwinner; life is more complicated for a man these days. Up to his ears in expectations and commitment, Martin tries desperately to keep on top and be master of his own house. Lad-lit has just become Dad-lit in this seriously funny memoir of a natural survivor.

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Martin Plimmer
Published by Ebury Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0091881544 ISBN 13: 9780091881542
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