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Bob Mortimer will publish his first novel, The Satsuma Complex

Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11:14 a.m.

  • Bob Mortimer wrote The Satsuma Complexhis first novel
  • The book, due out in October, focuses on a man trying to find a woman he met in a pub
  • The publishers describe the book as “a page-turning story with an unforgettable cast of characters”

Crackanory. Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions


Bob Mortimer is due to publish his first novel in October.

Described by Gallery Books editors as “a page-turning story with an unforgettable cast of characters”, The Satsuma ComplexThe plot centers around a man trying to track down a woman he met in a pub.

The book focuses on a 30-year-old paralegal in a London law firm. Mortimer himself worked as a lawyer before becoming an actor.

The plot is described as follows: “Gary Thorn goes for a pint with a work acquaintance named Brendan. When Brendan leaves early, Gary meets a girl in the pub. He doesn’t understand her name, but still falls in love with her. suddenly disappears without saying goodbye, all Gary has to remember her is the book she was reading: The Satsuma Complex. But when Brendan goes missing, Gary must track down the girl he now calls Satsuma for answers.

“So begins Gary’s quest, through the estates and pies of south London, to finally bring some love and excitement into his mundane life…”

Mortimer wrote: The Satsuma Complex after completing And Far…his best-selling autobiography of 2021 which is now believed to have generated over £5million in sales.

Managing editor Holly Harris told The Bookseller: “Bob is his own brand of genius, and The Satsuma Complex is a hilarious and original novel that will delight all who read it. We look forward to publishing this funny and charming book in October.”

The novel is available to order now in hardcover and e-book formats, with Mortimer set to narrate an audiobook version as well.

Bob Mortimer – The Satsuma Complex

“My name is Gary. I am a thirty-year-old paralegal in a law firm in London. To call me anonymous would be unfair, but to notice me other than in passing would be a rarity. I made a good connection with a girl, but it exploded in my face and slammed my ass with a slice of fish.”

Gary Thorn goes for a pint with a work acquaintance named Brendan. When Brendan leaves early, Gary meets a girl at the pub. He doesn’t understand her name, but still falls in love with her. When she suddenly disappears without saying goodbye, all Gary has to remember her is the book she was reading: The Satsuma Complex. But when Brendan goes missing, Gary must track down the girl he now calls Satsuma for answers.

So begins Gary’s quest, through the estates and pies of south London, to finally bring some love and excitement into his mundane life…

A story that turns the page with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Satsuma Complex is the brilliantly funny debut novel by best-selling author and comedian Bob Mortimer.

First publication: Thursday, October 27, 2022

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