Ludmila's Broken English

Ludmila's Broken English

by D B C Pierre (Author)


One Tuesday in May, the lives of Blair Albert and Bunny Marie Heath were to change course forever. Recently separated in a pioneering and desperately risky operation (the boys were conjoined anteriorly at the trunk), and with four weeks leave in London to acclimatise, the Heaths were suddenly at large for the first time in their lives. Meanwhile, with the death of a patriarch in a barren, war-torn corner of Russia's northern Caucases, Ludmila Ivanova Derev is sent out into the world to save her family from penury and starvation. Escaping on a tractor to the nearest town of any significance, she finds herself pictured on a local website advertising Russian brides to the West. A wild and raucous picaresque soaked-through with the flavours of British bacon and nasty Russian vodka, Ludmila's Broken English is a story of love, sex, death and tangoing twins on a mission into the unknown.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 332
Edition: Export ed
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 02 Mar 2006

ISBN 10: 0571231659
ISBN 13: 9780571231652
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Author Bio
DBC Pierre won the MAN Booker Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Bolinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for Comic Writing in 2003. Ludmila's Broken English is his second novel. He lives in County Leitrim, Ireland.