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A Capybara for Christmas by Simon Michael Prior Spotlight Post

Today I'm bringing you a spotlight on this delightful novel called A Capybara for Christmas by Simon Michael Prior. Join the Prior family in a hilarious quest across both Europe and Japan in search of a capybara.


A Capybara For Christmas Spotlight

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A Capybara for Christmas by Simon Michael Prior

𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆.

𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀.

𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗴𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲.

When the Prior family dash through Europe and Japan on the trail of a capybara, they’ve no idea they’ll stay in a Liechtenstein brothel, flee an Edinburgh plague doctor, join a dystopian society in Tokyo and attempt to break the German land speed record.

As they sleep on the pavement, live on Nutella and dress up as cartoon caterpillars, will they succeed in their capybara quest, or will the European Christmas markets, Scottish bagpipers and the impossibly complicated Japanese train system defeat their holiday goal?


About the Author

Simon Michael Prior
Simon Michael Prior

Simon Michael Prior insists on inflicting all aspects of life on himself so that his readers can enjoy learning about his latest trip/experience/disaster/emotional breakdown (insert phrase of your choice).

During his extended adolescence, now over forty years long, he has lived on two boats and sunk one of them; sold houses, street signs, Indian food and paper bags for a living; visited almost fifty countries and lived in three; qualified as a scuba divemaster; nearly killed himself learning to wakeboard; trained as a search and rescue skipper with the Coast Guard, and built his own house without the benefit of an instruction manual.

Simon is as amazed as anyone that the house is still standing, and he now lives in it by the sea with his wife and twin daughters, where he spends his time regurgitating his experiences on paper before he has so many more that he forgets them.

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