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March 31, 2013 / peoplesbookprize

Home and Dry in France By George East

The People’s Book Prize Spring Collection – today’s highlighted book is:

Home & Dry in France By George East

Published by La Puce Publications
ISBN 0978 0952363507
Category humour
Spring 2013


Tellingly sub-titled A Year in Purgatory, this enchanting book is a sometimes hilarious and always entertaining account of how one couple set out with a dream, and eventually ended up home and (fairly) dry at The Mill of the Flea. It has become a classic of its genre, and been enjoyed by an army of general book readers.

Author’s Biography

George East was born on Hayling Island but grew up in Portsmouth where his mother ran a boarding house for fairground workers and circus entertainers. He left school with no qualifications intending to become a rock god. His band met with moderate success when they performed as a support act to Billy Fury, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. After coming second to a 14-year-old trumpeter playing selections From South Pacific in the Butlin’s All-England Search for A Star, The Rockin’ Hot Rods struggled on until a short-circuit in George’s home-made guitar resulted in a catastrophic loss of all the group’s equipment and the burning down of a village hall.


‘This is a funny, lively account of Normandy life’ (Sainsbury’s Magazine)
 ‘A rattling good read with a lot of real life situations seen from a comedic point of view’. (Sunday Review)

Price: £7.99
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Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE



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