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The Paper Soldier

The Paper Soldier is Hugh Laurie's second novel, originally scheduled to be released in September 2009 but now indefinitely delayed. It will be the follow-up to the British actor's first novel The Gun Seller, published in 1996.[1][2]

The book will be released in the United States under the title The Paper Soldier, and in the United Kingdom as Paper Soldiers.

Originally scheduled for a September 2007 release, Laurie never wrote the novel in time for the scheduled printing, with his lawyer telling "Not only is Hugh Laurie's new novel not coming out in the United Kingdom this week, Hugh hasn't even started writing it!".[3]

Two years later, the scenario repeated itself. Due for a September 2009 release, the book never made it to the publisher. Laurie explained in an 26 August 2009 web chat hosted by The Los Angeles Times and archived by a House fan website,[4] "The Paper Soldier is late. Very late. Very very late." [5]

Neither Laurie, his agent, nor his publisher have stated when they expected the book to be finished.


  1. ^ Husband, Stuart (3 June 2009). "Hugh Laurie Interview". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Biography for Hugh Laurie". IMDb. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  3. ^ The Novel That Wasn't There, MediaBistro. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  4. ^ Our Chat with Hugh Laurie, Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  5. ^ Laurie Chats With Fans, Retrieved 29 December 2009.
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