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A Spot of Bother (Paperback)
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A Spot of Bother (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 07/06/2007
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At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her family is not pleased - as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has 'strangler's hands'. Katie can't decide if she loves Ray, or loves the way he cares for her son Jacob, and her mother Jean is a bit put out by the way the wedding planning gets in the way of her affair with one of her husband's former colleagues. And the tidy and pleasant life Jamie has created crumbles when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials. Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099506928
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Brilliant...very funny" * Sunday Telegraph *
"A painful, funny, humane novel: beautifully written, addictively readable and so confident" * The Times *
"Wry, warm-hearted and entertaining" -- Charlotte Moore * Telegraph *
"Unforgettable" * Daily Express *
"A witty and subtle family drama" * Independent on Sunday *

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“Poignant yet riotously funny”

I decided to re-read Mark Haddon’s “A Spot of Bother” over the weekend. I first read it back in 2008 and felt that sufficient time had elapsed to enjoy it all over again.

Haddon’s prose is a joy; lean and sparse with... More

Paperback edition
4th April 2012
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“A work of genius!”

This is, by far, the best book I have read in a long time. I very rarely get into a book straight away but this got me hooked from the first sentence.
It truly is amazing - I can't find the words to say how much... More

Paperback edition
3rd December 2009
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“Fantastic Book”

Read The Curious Incident... as part of AS English Literature and loved the book so really wanted to read more of Haddon's work. I found this book very easy to read and very enjoyable. It is very funny and allows... More

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7th June 2011
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