The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

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Armed only with a counterfeit 100-Euro note, Ajatashatru the fakir, renowned conjurer and trickster, lands in Paris. His mission? To acquire a splendid new bed of nails. His destination? IKEA.

And there he decides to stay, finding an obliging wardrobe in which to lay his head. Only when he emerges from his slumber does he discover that he is locked in, unable to free himself and heading for England in the back of a truck.

So begins a magnificent and bizarre adventure for the intrepid fakir. Even while he flees the revenge-crazed taxi driver whom he conned on his arrival, and falls further in love with Marie Rivière, the Parisian beauty whom he tricked into lunching with him, he finds time to befriend a group of Sudanese immigrants, travel to Italy in a suitcase, write a novel on a shirt, and fly to Libya in a hot air balloon.

Witty, moving, surprising and joyful, this novel reminds us that heroism abounds, and is to be found in the most unlikely of places.

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" Full of quirky charm... Delightful" (Kate Saunders The Times)

"A madcap romantic adventure... Blessed with an energetic bonhomie that's thoroughly endearing" (Chris Hall Mail on Sunday)

" This summer's must-read novel...quirky, hilarious, elegantly-written" (Angela Levin The Telegraph)

"A laugh-out-loud funny debut novel that is as bonkers as the title suggests" ( Candis Magazine)

"A genuinely funny novel" ( Vogue)

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A number one international bestseller - a funny, charming, feel-good story about a fake fakir from India who arrives in France to shop at IKEA and unwittingly embarks on a European tour like no other.

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