This Is This Country is subtitled "The REAL s*** that goes down in our village. It ain't just fetes and duck races, you know". It will be written as if it were a parish newsletter penned by the sitcom's characters Kerry and Kurtan.
The full blurb for the book, written by Kerry, is:
Listen up chumps, basically the Vicar asked us to edit the parish newsletter this month, we weren't gonna do it at first cos the vicar said 'I want you to channel your energy into doing something creative', which he knows brings back Kurtan's PTSD cos our old woodwork teacher Mr Perkins used to say it to him all the time, and when Kurtan actually DID channel his energy into something creative he managed to sand down some MDF to make a back scratcher and Darren Lacey pointed at it and laughed and called it an 'abomination to woodwork', which made Kurtan throw a chair across the room in rage and one of the chair legs hit Rob Robinson and left a dent in his forehead.
So we decided to write this newsletter cos people need to the know the REAL s*** that goes down in our village, it ain't just fetes and duck races you know - it's proper f***** up.
All the best,
Kerry and Kurtan
p.s. Kurtan wants to make it clear that although this newsletter is in book format it does not make him any of the following: Book worm, Book bummer, Boffin, Nerd alert, The lion, the witch and the book worm.
p.p.s If you don't buy this newsletter that's fine, but we are getting a percent of the profits to donate to the Kerry Mucklowe eating fund, so if you don't buy it I'll basically starve. Which is fine if your conscience can deal with that utter headf***.
p.p.p.s If you were offended by any the contents in this newsletter please post your complaints to PO BOX GET STUFFED.
Publishing house Trapeze will publish the title in October, after having won a six-way auction for the rights.
The Bookseller reports it will feature, amongst other things, 'Kerry's Village Tw*t List', the vicar's poetry, the Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen files, Mandy's correspondence to her adopted dog Digby, and Kerry's Neighbourhood Watch diary.
Anna Valentine from Trapeze says: "'This Country' is one of the best comedies of our generation and is set to become the show that everyone is talking about. I'm incredibly excited to be working with Daisy and Charlie on the first official book and I know that readers will have as much fun reading it as I have editing it."
Kerry and Kurtan add: "After finishing our first book we'd like to take a moment to thank Windows spell check and a big "f*** you" to our old English teacher Mrs Fletcher. No, we don't need to know how to spell to write a book, you coffee breathed dragon. Cheers, Kerry and Kurtan."
This Is This Country is available to pre-order now.
A third series of the sitcom has been ordered by the BBC. The six new episodes will be broadcast later this year.
To help publicise the book, a Twitter feed has been set-up for the characters at @KerryAndKurtan. Here is their first video on the social media platform:
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