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Paul Ewen (c. Nik Strangelove)

Francis Plug: Writer in Residence

FRANCIS PLUG is back. The loveable misfit is now adjusting to life as a newly published author.  Interviews and publicity are coming his way, not to mention considerable acclaim. But Francis can’t understand why people think he was writing fiction…

He also has plenty of other problems – and very little money. Fortunately, he’s handed a lifeline when he lands a job as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Greenwich. Unfortunately, this involves interacting with more new people, which isn’t exactly Francis’s strong suit. Try as he might, the staff and students at the university seem to have great difficulty knowing what to make of Francis. (Not to mention the trouble that he has making sense of himself…). Oh – and now he also needs to hook in some big-name authors for the Greenwich book Festival, and has to write his own campus novel.

At our festival, Francis Plug’s amanuensis Paul Ewen will be leading a tour on June 15 at 3:30 p.m. around the many Greenwich locations featured in the hilarious novel, “Francis Plug: Writer in Residence.”

It being a Francis Plug book many of these locations are pubs. (If you’ve read it, you know what we’re talking about here.) Much of this critically acclaimed and Bollinger Wodehouse Prize shortlisted novel takes place in around the beautiful riverside setting of the University of Greenwich. On this tour you will get to explore the highlights with the author himself and you will hear passages from the book in their actual setting. We can’t confirm that the actual people who appear in the book will be along for the tour, but you might get lucky. The tour ends at the Morden Arms, the key pub featured in the book. 

You will find more information about booking tickets for this event here: