To Prussia With Love

To Prussia With Love

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a€˜We-have-a-house-in-the-country?a€™ Lena nodded solemnly. a€˜Where?a€™ I almost shouted, briefly rattling the table. No wait, dona€™t tell me - ita€™s Todi in Umbria right? The old manor house, the one with the lemon groves!a€™ a€˜Alt-Globnitz.a€™ a€˜Alt-Globnitz?a€™ Suddenly I felt cold. a€˜Alt-Globnitz. Ita€™s a really nice place. You will love it.a€™ In a desperate attempt to save his relationship with girlfriend Lena and take a break from the world of journalism, Roger Boyes agrees to make a great escape from the easy urban lifestyle of Berlin and decamp to the countryside. He has hopes for Italy, but Lena has inherited a rundown old schloss in deepest, darkest Brandenburg. Needing a form of income, they decide to set up a B a B with a British theme. Enter unhelpful Harry and his Trinidadian chef cousin, an unhinged Scot to advise them on re-branding Brandenburg, some suicidal frogs and a posse of mad tourists. It all culminates, naturally, in a cricket match between the Brits and the Germans on an old Russian minefield. Farce meets romance in this hilarious romp through East Germany's very own version of Fawlty Towers.Dining tables and chairs were named after Finnish places (lots of umlauts), beds and wardrobes, Lutza#39;s responsibility, were mainly ... Jerker a€“ a somewhat rude term in English a€“ was a Swedish mana#39;s name and therefore, according to the IKEA code, the name of a desk. ... Driving my trolley down the aisles, I imagined myself white water rafting along a canyon and was caught up in my harmless fantasy.

Title:To Prussia With Love
Author: Roger Boyes
Publisher:Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW - 2011-04-04

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