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A Load Of Bull: An Englishman's Adventures In Madrid Paperback – Unabridged, 4 May 2007

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market edition (4 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405046201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405046206
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 599,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Hilarious, rollicking fun . . . Does for Spain what "A Year in the Merde" did for France." Jason Webster, author, "Duende""


"A Load Of Bull" is the true story of an Englishman finding his way in one of the most perplexing, anarchic and exuberant cities on earth: Madrid. In the late 80's, Tim Parfitt blagged his way into a job at Conde Nast in London and, from there, into a six week stint in Madrid to help launch Spanish "Vogue". Six weeks turned into nine years, and helping out turned into running the company. Tim Parfitt never saw a Costa and he certainly never bought an olive grove. Instead, he discovered a booming city in hedonistic reaction to years of facism, where sleep was something you only did at work. Tim Parfitt's rise from unwanted guest to paparazzi pursued mover in Spain's glamorous social scene is a hilarious comedy of errors. "Hugely entertaining memoir ...frequently laugh-out-loud funny" - "Daily Express". "A love letter to Madrid ...brilliantly captures a truly eccentric and hedonistic place" - "Daily Mirror". "Parfitt's light touch and neat line in self-deprecating humour perfectly suits this entertaining urban spin on the old tale of Brits having fun under the Spanish sun" - "Sunday Times" "Vivid yet affectionate ...fascinating, escapist stuff" - "OK! Magazine".

"Will do for Madrid what 'Driving over Lemons' has done for Andalucia." - "Spain Magazine".

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