A Perfectly Good Man (Paperback)
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A Perfectly Good Man (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 19/04/2018
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' A writer with heart, soul, and a dark and naughty wit' Observer

What happens when 'doing good' is no longer enough?

'A convincing, moving account of man's struggle with faith, marriage and morality' Sunday Times

On a clear, crisp summer's day in Cornwall, a young man carefully prepares to take his own life, and asks family friend, Barnaby Johnson, to pray with him. Barnaby - priest, husband and father - has always tried to do good, though life hasn't always been rosy. Lenny's request poses problems, not just for Barnaby, but for his wife and family, and the wider community, as the secrets of the past push themselves forcefully into the present for all to see.

'Beautifully written' Times

What readers love about A PERFECTLY GOOD MAN:

'A most engaging novel, keenly observed, often witty, and beautifully written' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'A wonderful poetic, perceptive and very realistic insight into a very varied group of characters' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'I loved this book - one of the best novels I have read for a long time. Brilliant characterisation, an interesting setting in a small Cornish community, and a very good plot' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'Patrick Gale knows, not just the accurate externals of parish life, but the inner realities of human thinking' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472255426
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 204 x 190 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A writer with heart, soul, and a dark and naughty wit, one whose company you relish and trust - Observer

This being Gale there's a compelling tale to be told . . . a convincing, moving account of man's struggle with faith, marriage and morality - Sunday Times

A thoughtful and moving novel about love, morality and faith. Marvellous - Mail on Sunday

A heartfelt, cleverly constructed read - Independent on Sunday

Beautifully written - The Times

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“A Perfectly Good Man”

This was my first taste of a Patrick Gale novel and while I didn’t find it a spectacular read, I did enjoy it enough that I will go on and read some of his other work.

What I particularly like about this offering was... More

Paperback edition
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“A Perfectly Good Novel”

This was my first Patrick Gale novel and I was very impressed with both its form and content. Gale clearly has a knack for good characterisation and observation, and the method in which he has constructed the telling... More

Paperback edition
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“Pacey and riveting”

Patrick Gale is a consistently entertaining author and A Perfectly Good Man does not disappoint. The plot moves intriguingly back and forth through time, an unusual but effective device, visiting the characters at... More

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