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The Facts of Life

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A brilliant novel from the author of'Notes from an Exhibition'- that follows three genrations of an unusual family as they confront the harsher facts of modern life. A young composer, Edward Pepper, is exiled from his native Germany by the war, struck down with TB, and left to languish in an isolation hospital. But then he falls in love with his doctor, Sally Banks, and his world is transformed. They set up home in a bizarre dodecahedral folly, The Roundel, left to Sally by her eccentric mentor. But despite building a successful career and finding security with Sally, Edward is haunted by memories of his Jewish family, who he was forced to leave behind in Germany. When he receives news that his sister has been found alive, it sets in motion a train of tragic events that will test him and his new family. Years later, Edward watches from the sanctuary of The Roundel as his grandchildren encounter their own difficulties. Jamie and Alison both fall prey to the charms of Sam, an enigmatic builder, and as they struggling to keep their family intact, they are forced to come to terms with some of the tougher facts of life.

Издательство: "HarperCollins Publishers" (2009)

ISBN: 978-0-00-730766-1

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Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale (born 1962, Isle of Wight) is a British author who lives in Cornwall. His father was the prison governor of Camp Hill Prison on the Isle of Wight when Gale was born, and he was brought up in and around prisons.

Gale was educated at The Pilgrims' School, the choir college for both Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College, then at Winchester College and at New College, Oxford. Following university he had a range of jobs while he sang for the London Philharmonic Choir and wrote his first novel, "The Aerodynamics of Pork" while working as a waiter in an all-night restaurant.

Novels

*"The Aerodynamics of Pork" (1985)
*"Ease" (1985)
*"Kansas in August" (1987)
*"Facing the Tank" (1988)
*"Little Bits of Baby" (1989)
*"The Cat Sanctuary" (1990)
*"The Facts of Life" (1996)
*"Dangerous Pleasures" (1996)
*"Tree Surgery for Beginners" (1999)
*"Rough Music" (2000)
*"A Sweet Obscurity" (2003)
*"Friendly Fire" (2005)
*"Notes from an Exhibition" (2007)

He has also written a number of short stories and novellas in addition to a non-fiction book about the American novelist Armistead Maupin, with whom he has a close friendship, and being a book reviewer for "The Daily Telegraph".

External links

* [http://www.galewarning.org Patrick Gale's website]
* [http://www.knittingcircle.org.uk/patrickgale.html The Knitting Circle: Literature: Patrick Gale]
* [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Patrick_Gale.htm Patrick Gale bibliography]
* "BIGfib.com" [http://www.bigfib.com/lit/issue3/gale-interview.html Patrick Gale Interview]
* "outuk.com" [http://www.outuk.com/content/features/patrickgale/ Interview with Patrick Gale]
* "Dymocks Online" [http://www.dymocks.com.au/contentstatic/literarymatter/interviews/patgale.asp Interview with Patrick Gale]

Источник: Patrick Gale

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