Burt Darwin is a writer and world religions specialist.
Lady Chanel Mallory, a former hand model, has married into the aristocracy and loves romance novels.
Her husband Lord Percy, a natural cynic, mistakenly thinks she's French.
Sister Mary dresses like Mother Teresa and hopes to be a nun one day. Four passengers on a cruise ship, thrown together by chance, experience the mysteries and contradictions of contemporary Africa when they take an ill-judged trip into the interior.
As each is exposed to ancient African mythology and belief, their hypocrisies, petty jealousies and venality are revealed - with hilarious and unforgettable results. The Importance of Manners is a slapstick, satirical comic novel for adults in the vein of Alexander McCall Smith, Evelyn Waugh and PG Wodehouse, from an acclaimed YA author.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Freight Books
- Publication Date: 20/04/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781910449202