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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Ludmila's Broken English
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'DBC Pierre's second novel charts the unlikely meeting between East and West that follows Ludmila Derev's appearance on a Russian brides website. Determined to save her family from starvation in the face of marauding Gnez troops, Ludmila's journey into the world and womanhood is an odyssey of sour wit, even sourer vodka, and a Soviet tractor probably running on goat's piss.

'Thousands of miles to the West, the Heath twins are separated after 33 years conjoined at the abdomen. Released for the first time from an institution rumoured to have been founded for an illegitimate child of Charles II, they are suddenly plunged into a round-the-clock world churning with opportunity, rowdy with the chatter of freedom, democracy, self-empowerment and sex.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the good people of Chambarak, Hayastan.
  • Epigraph: For one of us was born a twin
    And not a soul knew which. (H. S. Leigh)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Faber ,
      2006 .
      Extent: 318p.
      ISBN: 0571215181, 9780571215188

Works about this Work

East-West Collision Course Luke Beesley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 March 2006; (p. 4)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Broken Promise Eileen Battersby , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Irish Times , 4 March 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Paint Me Geese in the Sky Patrick Ness , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 4 March 2006; (p. 16)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Prickly Pierre Let Down by His Prose Neel Mukherjee , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Observer , 26 February 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Visionary, Electric - and Wrong Tim Martin , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Independent on Sunday , 26 February 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Two Twists to the Tale A. P. Riemer , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 February 2006; (p. 19)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Daredevil Pierre Crashes to Earth in Round Two Liz Jensen , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 March 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Ludmila and the Blasted Heaths James Ley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 March 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Subversive Message from the Underworld Jennifer Moran , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 March 2006; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Prose and Cons James Bradley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 March vol. 124 no. 6512 2006; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Ludmila's Broken English D. B. C. Pierre , 2006 single work novel
Digging the Dirty Zoe Williams , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 25 February 2006; (p. 10) The Guardian , 11 February 2006; (p. 26)
Bastard of a Life Chris Brice , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 February 2006; (p. 11)
Dirty But Clean Clean Break Teddy Jamieson , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 March 2006; (p. 28-32)
No Shortage of Stories for This Booker Prize Winner Gillian Lord , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 March 2006; (p. 3)
Made to Be Broken Stephanie Bunbury , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 April 2006; (p. 16)
Last amended 20 Apr 2006 20:53:56
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  • London,
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    England,
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    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • c
    Former Soviet Union,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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