This Country duo write their first book | the guise of a fake parish newsletter.

This Country duo write their first book the guise of a fake parish newsletter.

This Country siblings Daisy May and Charlie Cooper are to write their first book.

Out in October, the title will be written in their guises as Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe and promises to reveal ‘the real shit that goes down’ in their Cotswolds village.

The tie-in book will take the form of a parish newsletter, but as guest-edited by the pair. 

Features will include Kerry’s Village Twat List; poetry, from the vicar and former pop star,Rev Francis Seaton; a log of all the times Kerry and Kurtan have seen Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen around the village; Mandy’s correspondence to her adopted dog Digby; Kerry’s Neighbourhood Watch diary, plus adverts, notices and pictures of village life.

Trapeze say: ‘This is This Country is as brilliantly observed as the show itself and a must-have for fans.’

Publisher Anna Valentine told trade website The Bookseller: ‘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.

And in character, Kerry and Kurtan said: ‘After finishing our first book we’d like to take a moment to thank Windows spell check and a big "fuck 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.’

The book, subtitled ‘it ain't just fetes and duck races, you know’,  is available to order now here

A third series of their Bafta-winning comedy is currently in the pipeline, while the siblings have also launched a Twitter account as part of a media campaign for the book.

Published: 19 Jun 2019

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