The Facts of Life (Paperback)
  • The Facts of Life (Paperback)
zoom

The Facts of Life (Paperback)

(author)
£12.99
Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 14/05/2009
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

A brilliant novel from the author of `Notes from an Exhibition' - that follows three genrations of an unusual family as they confront the harsher facts of modern life.

A young composer, Edward Pepper, is exiled from his native Germany by the war, struck down with TB, and left to languish in hospital. But when he falls in love with his doctor, Sally Banks, his world is transformed. But despite his new life with Sally, Edward is haunted by memories of his Jewish family, who he was forced to abandon. When he receives news that his sister has been found alive, it sets in motion a train of events that will test Edward and his family.

Years later, Edward watches his grandchildren make their own lives and a few mistakes along the way. As they struggle to keep the family intact, they are forced to come to terms with some of the tougher facts of life.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007307661
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`Deftly characterised, deeply involving and relevant. A memorable achievement' The Times

`It is impossible to put "The Facts of Life" down. A rural English blockbuster. It is beautifully done' Daily Telegraph

`Patrick Gale offers us so much more than facts in this extraordinary blockbuster of a novel. Its exploration of family ties and tyranny is encompassed within a deft narrative. Much like the late Ivy Compton-Burnett, Gale presents us with a family saga which both questions and defies present day morality. Always fluent, Gale manages to be both brutal and witty. His analysis of the family tree is rooted in compassion and insight and expounded resoundingly well' Time Out

`Gale's best and most complex novel. Gale is both a shameless romantic and hip enough to get away with it' New Statesman

You may also be interested in...

Small Pleasures
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Added to basket
The Dinner Guest
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Vanishing Half
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
One August Night
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
It Ends With Us
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Promise
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Man Who Died Twice
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
Trio
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Shuggie Bain
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Girl A
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Midnight Library
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Piranesi
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Cat Who Saved Books
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.