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Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Militant Midwives

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Author Michael Bond
Rights World English
ISBN 9780749011963
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It isn’t every day that a coffin explodes during a funeral ceremony. Barely escaping with his life, thanks to a warning howl from his faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites, Monsieur Pamplemousse can only wonder who was behind the explosion . . . and if they were also responsible for the demise of the coffin’s inhabitant.

But then another urgent matter comes to his attention: a terrorist group is planning to poison the food chain.

Monsieur Pamplemousse, together with Pommes Frites and a rather strange ally, must spearhead an elite group to stop the catastrophe . . .

With delectable wit, sharp dialogue and a marvellous sense of timing, the acclaimed creator of Paddington Bear dishes up a dastardly plot for Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites to unravel.


What The Critics Said

'A delightful cross between whimsy and French farce . . . The books have charm in abundance, sharp characterisation and gentle wit'

Crime Review

‘Sure to please… Absolutely hilarious’

Good Book Guide

‘A delight to read, with ample location detail to satisfy the traveller, just a soupçon of food talk to whet the appetite, and enough French to test the reader’s foreign language skills’

Strand Magazine

‘Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful dog Pommes Frites are true and original comic inventions’


‘Engaging mix of farce, detection and fine cuisine’

The Times

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