The Paper Soldier

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The Paper Soldier is Hugh Laurie's second novel, originally scheduled to be released in September 2009 but now indefinitely delayed. It will be the follow-up to the British actor's first novel The Gun Seller, published in 1996.[1][2]

The book will be released in the United States under the title The Paper Soldier, and in the United Kingdom as Paper Soldiers.

Originally scheduled for a September 2007 release, Laurie never wrote the novel in time for the scheduled printing, with his lawyer telling Mediabistro.com: "Not only is Hugh Laurie's new novel not coming out in the United Kingdom this week, Hugh hasn't even started writing it!".[3]

Two years later, the scenario repeated itself. Due for a September 2009 release, the book never made it to the publisher. Laurie explained in an 26 August 2009 web chat hosted by The Los Angeles Times and archived by a House fan website,[4] "The Paper Soldier is late. Very late. Very very late." [5]

Neither Laurie, his agent, nor his publisher have stated when they expected the book to be finished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Husband, Stuart (3 June 2009). "Hugh Laurie Interview". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Biography for Hugh Laurie". IMDb. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  3. ^ The Novel That Wasn't There, MediaBistro. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  4. ^ Our Chat with Hugh Laurie, Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  5. ^ Laurie Chats With Fans, Houseisright.com. Retrieved 29 December 2009.