Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation

Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation

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by Michael Bond
     
 

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The esteemed creator of Paddington Bear concocts another delicious escapade for Monsieur Pamplemousse and star sniffer dog Pommes Frites Monsieur Pamplemousse finds himself in deep water when an unfortunate collision with a Mother Superior is caught on camera by the French tabloids. To avoid media attention, he is sent to report on chef André Dulac, currently in…  See more details below

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The esteemed creator of Paddington Bear concocts another delicious escapade for Monsieur Pamplemousse and star sniffer dog Pommes Frites Monsieur Pamplemousse finds himself in deep water when an unfortunate collision with a Mother Superior is caught on camera by the French tabloids. To avoid media attention, he is sent to report on chef André Dulac, currently in line for Le Guide’s top award of the Golden Stock Pot Lid. But Pamplemousse's stay at the Hôtel Dulac is far from uneventful. His encounters with mysterious bloodstains, a strangely vibrating girl and a secret family legacy open a can of worms which threatens the very sanctity of France’s premier gastronomic bible . . .

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Anytime Henri LeClercq, the Director of Le Guide, returns from America, the staff expects the adoption of all types of weird business practices. This time Henri brings back the concept of survival courses to maximize the inner self and raise each individual's capabilities. This works only in America and now LeClercq insures it will in France too. Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites have successfully avoided the fate of much of their peers until this morning when the media caught him "molesting" a Mother Superior. Though he explains the unfortunate events that led to his picture (lying on top of the nun alongside a seemingly laughing Pommes Frites) making the paper, Henri decides to exile the twosome until the media frenzy stops. Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites travel to Auvergne to judge whether Chef Dulac is worthy of Le Guide's Golden Stock Pot Lid award. However, instead of a quiet escape, Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites become embroiled in a situation that could destroy not only the reputation of Le Guide, but also the international esteem that French cuisine deservedly has. Placing a TV camera on Pommes Frites, Pamplemousse expects to learn the truth behind the efforts to demolish reputations. For fans that enjoy humorous satire, the release of a Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites tale is always a time of rejoicing. The latest novel, Monsieur Pamplemousse On Probation, is an extremely amusing story that as usual takes comic shots on anything that accidentally steps in the way of the dauntless, likable lead duo. Michael Bond uses irony to provide his audience with a wild spin through the kitchens of France and will send tourists seeking previous tours conducted by the dynamic duet.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749013950
Publisher:
Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
532 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Bond was born in 1926 and started writing whilst serving in the army during the Second World War. In 1958 the first book featuring his most famous creation, Paddington Bear, was published and many stories of his adventures followed. Michael Bond was awarded an OBE in 1997. He is married, with two grown-up children, and lives in London.

Pommes Frites is holder of the Pierre Armand Golden Bone for being sniffer dog of the year during his time with the Paris Sûreté. He lives in Paris with his master, Monsieur Pamplemousse.

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