The Frank Business: The smart and witty new novel of love and other battlefields (Paperback)
  • The Frank Business: The smart and witty new novel of love and other battlefields (Paperback)
zoom

The Frank Business: The smart and witty new novel of love and other battlefields (Paperback)

(author)
4 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£14.99
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 07/03/2019
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

'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
ISBN: 9781473691834
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Frank Business starts with a death, works through shock revelations and ends with a satisfying resolution . . . This meditation on the meaning of family is fabulously written, moving and wry * Daily Mail *
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 *

You may also be interested in...

The Song of Achilles
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Paperback
Small Pleasures
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Beautiful World, Where Are You
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Piranesi
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Shuggie Bain
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
One August Night
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Added to basket
The Midnight Library
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
It Ends With Us
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
You and Me on Vacation
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
Eight Detectives
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Trio
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Hamnet
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Anxious People
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

“Great holiday read”

I thought The Frank Business was a great holiday read. The sins of the father are visited upon the son (and daughter.) Frank is an evil man who lives in France. In the opening chapter of the book we meet Frank. He is... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 17
GraceJReviewerlady.net

“Astute and Compelling Read!”

What a delicious read about family dynamics and consequences of keeping secrets!

Frank Martell finds out, quite by accident, that he has a grown-up son and sets off from his home in France to find his mother in... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 14

“A good read”

The ‘Frank’ of the title is a deeply unpleasant man who drops dead at Heathrow, on Christmas Eve, after suffering a heart attack. His estranged daughter, Jem, discovers that he had an undiagnosed heart defect which... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 13

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.