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Happy Eva After - Chris Harrison

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Happy Eva After is a seriously witty novel about a bloke, his wife and an alluring woman with a mysterious past.

As a teacher at the Fawlty Towers of London language colleges, Sebastian Pink is accustomed to confusion caused by the complexities of the English language.

Married to Sarah, a career woman who has long been a total workaholic but is now desperate for a baby, Sebastian feels ambivalent about becoming a parent. Sarah has effectively been absent from his life for so long that they've grown apart and these days his social life has come to revolve around his work; walking his dog, Claude; and his obsessive daily completion of the cryptic crossword.

When an alluring Czech student called Eva becomes one of Sebastian's students - and inadvertently provides him with the last solution in his morning crossword - he finds himself drawn into a sordid suburban tangle based mainly on his own misinterpretations and feverish imagination.

Happy Eva After is a seriously funny comedy about a bloke, his wife, his dog, an alluring young woman with a mysterious past, and the nuances of the English language.

About the Author

Chris Harrison is a journalist, columnist and award-winning author. He has contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Courier Mail and Sports Illustrated. He also contributes a column to Punch online and Mamamia.

After spending the past decade in Europe, Chris Harrison has recently returned to his home town of Sydney where he works as a journalist and writes a weekly column called 'The Write Stuff'. He has his pilot's licence, Sicilian connections and two young children. He is also the author of Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy, which he is currently writing a sequel to.



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Great debut novel, highly recommended!


from Perth, WA

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  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
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    Happy Eva After has the sharp wit and emotional depth of a Richard Curtis film. Harrison doesn't sacrifice the language or reduce the characters to two-dimensions for the sake of 'romance' or 'comedy', for which I applaud him. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who works with or is passionate about the English language and who, like myself, is a fan of British humour and comedy. I hope many readers enjoy reading this debut novel as much as I have.

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    ISBN: 9781743317631
    ISBN-10: 1743317638
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 312
    Published: 30th October 2013
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 0.41
    Edition Number: 1