Hugh Laurie's spy novel is a hit with French readers

Friday April 10, 2009

Not only do the French love Hugh Laurie's turn as prickly American medic Dr House, they're also wild about his writing talents. The French translation of a spy novel penned by the British star has gone down a storm, topping sales lists in the country.
After its release in January, the French version of Hugh's book The Gun Seller – which is called Tout Est Sous Controle or Everything's Under Control in France - grew in popularity, until it achieved number one status last month.
In the book, which was first released in 1996, Hugh tells the tale of Thomas Lang, a former Scots Guards officer who gets involved with a group of international arms dealers and the CIA.
The House star recently revealed his plans to make the book into a film after a production company bought the rights. There's been no word yet, though on whether he'll appear in it.

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