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The Pleasure of my Company

The Pleasure of my Company

From Steve Martin, one of our best-loved comedians, a fantastic new novel with an unforgettably weird, original and ultimately engaging character – Daniel Pecan Cambridge.

‘Makes you laugh out loud’ Sunday Telegraph

Daniel Cambridge is a thirty-three-year-old man who is slightly bewildered by life. He knows the exact wattage of the bulbs in his flat, and will panic if the wattage isn’t kept constant. He can’t cross the street unless two opposing driveways break the kerb. And he is exercised by the colour of hat worn by the local gas station attendant.

Such characteristics make it difficult for Daniel to find the right woman, but he’s very keen on Elizabeth who’s selling the flats across the street and Zandy who works in the local pharmacy (though he’s yet to actually speak to her).

There’s also the murder of Bob from downstairs. Daniel has an alibi but is still a suspect, and his agreeing to a TV reconstruction of the murder inquiry could well backfire. It might also jeopardise Daniel’s chances of winning the Most Average American competition which he’s entered (twice).
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st July 2004

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780753817681


This svelte and wickedly funny novel.
a string of entertaining, Martin-style riffs about a retarded man trying to get a date.
The poised prose and acute humour make this an immensely entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny read.
Martin' s prose shows that he still has comic talent to burn.
Witty, wry, clever and ultimately uplifting, this is a work of real talent.
'Don't miss out on an extraordinary outing.
A gentle tale with the premise that no man is an island.