Brother of the More Famous Jack (Paperback)
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Brother of the More Famous Jack (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/03/2009
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A masterful, moving and witty coming-of-age novel, Trapido's account of a woman's return to a rambling, eccentric family home is nothing short of a modern classic. 

Stylish, suburban Katherine is eighteen when she is propelled into the centre of Professor Jacob Goldman's rambling home and his large eccentric family. As his enchanting yet sharp-tongued wife Jane gives birth to her sixth child, Katherine meets the volatile, stroppy Jonathan and his older, more beautiful brother Roger, who wins her heart. First love quickly leads to heartbreak and sends her fleeing to Rome but, ten years on, she returns to find the Goldmans again. A little wiser and a lot more grown-up, Katherine faces her future. Brother of the More Famous Jack is Barbara Trapido's highly acclaimed and much loved debut; a book that redefined the coming-of-age novel.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747599586
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Perfect characters and dialogue - the most satisfying book I've ever read' Jane Green, Red 'A story, like Mansfield Park, of falling in love with a whole family' A. N. Wilson, Spectator 'The style is hectic and passionate, the jokes thick and fast, the emotions full and right, the humanity total and engulfing ... a first fruit to savour and exalt' Andrew Sinclair, The Times 'There are few modern tales of first love and its disillusions that are as thoroughly realised, as brilliantly lewd, and as hilariously satisfying to men and women of all ages as this one' Rachel Cusk

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“A new favourite - comfort reading at its best”

I bought this after listening to a discussion of it on the podcast Sentimental Garbage. It was such a fun read with great characters, but it does touch on some darker topics in a believable way.
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