The Frank Business: The smart and witty new novel of love and other battlefields (Paperback)Olivia Glazebrook (author)
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'A talented, witty writer with a sharp eye for social observation' Daily Mail
'Olivia Glazebrook's writing has a lovely, fluid rhythm, and she writes with insight and candour' Laura Barnett
After Frank drops down dead in Heathrow Arrivals on Christmas Eve, his estranged daughter Jem is called in to identify the body. When Jem travels back to Frank's house in France - a house she hasn't been in since she was a child - she realises that Frank had a son too.
Frank has died of a congenital heart defect, a defect he may have passed on to his daughter - or on to his son. Jem must warn her brother, but in finding herself a family she risks ripping another apart.
Shrewd, witty and poignant, The Frank Business is a vivid tale of love and other battlefields.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 24 mm
Gleaming moments of dark humour and droll dialogue . . . an absorbing, psychologically agile novel * Irish Times *
She has the ability, like Anita Shreve or Maggie O'Farrell, to scrutinise and describe complex family dynamics with forensic precision * The Spectator *
A talented, witty writer with a sharp eye for social observation * Daily Mail *
I sank into the book, and looked forward to diving back into its world each time I was away from it . . . Olivia Glazebrook's writing has a lovely, fluid rhythm, and she writes with insight and candour about complex family dynamics, and the ways in which we love and hurt each other * Laura Barnett *
Olivia Glazebrook nails the complexity of family dynamics with sharp, witty writing * Good Housekeeping *
An intriguing read about undisclosed family issues * Prima *
[A] finely written and very English novel . . . The plotting and interweaving of narrative lines are worthy of Jane Austen . . . Glazebrook writes with a literary style but is not above being very entertaining * Irish Examiner *
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“Astute and Compelling Read!”
What a delicious read about family dynamics and consequences of keeping secrets!
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“A good read”
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