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A Spot of Bother

Author: Mark Haddon
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Binding: Hbk
Featured in the February, 2007 magazine
(Highly recommended)

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A Spot of Bother

Publisher's synopsis:

A Spot of Bother begins with George Hall, a retired man in his sixties, finding a mark on his hip. He is at once convinced that he has skin cancer and, with death apparently just round the corner, begins acting oddly. His wife, Jean, is of course concerned, but she has other things on her mind: their daughter Katie announces that she is getting married to a man she and George do not wholly approve of, and Jean herself is carrying on an affair with a former work colleague of George's. The fourth member of the Hall family is Jamie, an estate agent, who is having problems committing himself to his boyfriend Tony. 

Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time one of the bestselling novels of recent years. Winner of no fewer than seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award, it was published simultaneously in adult and children's editions and was a bestseller in both.

Book review:

He'll have you laughing, sometimes cringing, sometimes feeling sad...

Review by: Rowena Cseh


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