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Brother of the More Famous Jack Audiobook

Brother of the More Famous Jack

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Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award, 1982.

Bright, stylish Katherine is offered a place to study philosophy by Jacob Goldman. She little expects to find herself in the Goldmans' home, a rambling house in Sussex, while Jacob's untidy but enchanting wife Jane gives birth to their sixth child, little Rosie does headstands, stroppy Jonathan goes off fishing and Roger wins her heart by playing beautiful music on his violin. Katherine and Roger embark on a love affair that ends in tears and she leaves for Rome.

Years later, after much heartache of a different kind, she returns and meets the Goldmans again, who enable her to bury the past and face her own promising future.

©1982 Barbara Trapido; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Carolyn Flogny La ChapelleFrance 25/06/2009
    Carolyn Flogny La ChapelleFrance 25/06/2009 Member Since 2016
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    "Briiliant book, brilliant reading"

    Could listen to Jan Francis read every Trapido novel -she draws us into the life of Katherine and the Goldman family with immediacy, humour and vitality. One family we'd probably all like to meet - particularly father Jacob and mother Jane - their warmth and understanding make life a huge encouraging adventure even in times of despair.

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    Linda London, United Kingdom 22/08/2016
    Linda London, United Kingdom 22/08/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Very much enjoyed tho not quite sure why!"

    This is a story about a girl/women's life in a relatively small time period of mid teens to I assume late 30s - and I think set in the 60's/70's/80's. I found it a little like JB Priestly 's 'Bright Day' (one of my very favourite books) where the main character gets caught up in another family's life. It's well written and exceptionally well read and I have thoroughly enjoyed. I will look to see what else has been done by this author and by reader. 4 rather than 5 stars purely because there was no plot and therefore there is no beginning or ending!

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    Helen 28/05/2009
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    "Brother Of The More Famous Jack"

    A real treat for all boho liberal intellectuals...loved it.

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