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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2018-06-01

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Southport satirist hits top spot on book charts

A former energy analyst from Southport has hit the jackpot with hilarious debut novel. That has been published via Publish Nation, Peter Rauth's brilliantly observed political satire:- 'The Day I Stopped Worrying' and 'Learned to Love Berkeley Hunt,' has been met with a string of 5 star reviews. The riotous romp through the corridors of Westminster, the White House, and the Kremlin has also stormed into Amazon's highly competitive satire charts. But the 50 year old writer has yet to win over his wife, Pamela.

Peter explained:- "I gave The Day I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Berkeley Hunt to 4 people to read before it was published. 3 of them liked it and 1 didn't, that was Pamela. She hates the book. The Day I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Berkeley Hunt is based on my experiences. As an analyst I have had experience of dealing with civil servants, politicians, lawyers, accountants and senior investment bankers and so chose to satirise my experiences in dealing with them. Good satire, in my humble opinion, requires there to be an element of truth in the writing, and indeed, speculating on things 1 suspects to be true."

The Day I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Berkeley Hunt highlights the corruption, lies and ineptitude of the politicians wielding power. As well as the greed of vested interests who hold sway over them.

Calamitous, and often hilarious, mistakes and mishaps are never far away in this highly accomplished debut novel.

Despite highly believable characters and intricate, twisting sub plots, Peter admits he prefers to write under the influence.

Peter added:- "I can write anytime and anywhere, but preferably when I'm drunk. My greatest achievement has been learning to write as well when I'm sober."

Since the release of:- 'The Day I Stopped Worrying' and 'Learned to Love Berkeley Hunt' it has received almost entirely 5 star reviews from readers.

Claire Highton Stevenson, author of Romance Novels, described Peter's 1st book as:- 'satire at its best.' She added:- "Witty and entertaining... if political satire is your bag, this will certainly be worth a read."

James O'Connell, former paratrooper, wounded Falklands War veteran, and author said:- "Great read, if you enjoy a wacky political farce, of the likes of 'New Statesman' or 'Yes Minister'. It's a nonpartisan political parody, I really enjoyed the characters, but not sure what the likes of Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the Clintons will make of the them. It will make you laugh out loud and will keep you engrossed from start to finish, a real page turner... (P's there has to be a sequel) "

Children's author, Barbara Navarro, described the novel as:- "An acidly satirical take on today's over the top political world that astonishingly mirrors and deftly distorts to hilarious effect the true life shenanigans we hear about daily. The characters in this well drawn political theatre of the absurd are unforgettable! "

Peter is currently considering writing a sequel.


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