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  • Location: London

The Satsuma Complex

The Satsuma Complex

Why a Booktrail?

2022: Arm yourself with satsumas and pies and trek across London

  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

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

And so begins Gary’s quest, through the estates and pie shops of South London, to finally bring some love and excitement into his unremarkable life…

Travel Guide

London and its pie shops

The locations are not strong in the novel but it is clear that London is the backdrop given the legal setting and history in the book. Bob Mortimer was himself a solicitor for the time so the legal aspects are fun to read. Perhaps the most London aspect of the story is the pub culture and the search via as many pubs in London as he can manage.

Camden Market sell lovely fruit including satsumas. Just saying.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Satsuma Complex

Destination: London Author/guide: Bob Mortimer  Departure Time: 2022

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