by Cléo de Vigne
Nine million people live in Greater London. Among them, one man, Norman Puttock, stands out for his uniquely loathsome character and obnoxious behaviour. An inveterate peddler of pretentious untruths, his sole aim is to become the most sought-after celebrity in the world. Somewhere between dream and reality, he succeeds in reinventing his life on the basis of deceit and dissimulation.
The adventures of an opportunist, a hypocrite and a raving megalomaniac who, amidst a whirlwind of chicanery, manages to drag himself up the social scale before tumbling back down into ignominious obscurity.
Cléo de Vigne is a writer from Strasbourg, France. When not travelling the world, she divides her time between France and London, a city she adores beyond all others. Her other passion is psychology, and she delights in exploring the darkest depths of her characters’ souls. In her writing, often heavily ironic, she aims to expose the stupidity of the human race and how it affects society.
ISBN: 978-2-9583724-2-2 • Price: UK £12, Europe €14
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