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From the best-selling author of A Place Called Winter, Tree Surgery for Beginners is a funny, elegant and eclectic novel of love, lies and the secrets we live with.

When Lawrence Frost wakes up one morning to discover his wife and child have gone missing, there is gruesome evidence to suggest he may be the main suspect in a murder investigation. Confused, threatened with the loss of everything he loves, Lawrence is sent to the Caribbean on a kill-or-cure cruise. On board and ashore he will discover love, deceit, the truth about his missing family and the blessings that come with surrendering to destiny. 

©1998 Patrick Gale (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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"A very funny, often sad, erudite eclectic novel writ with style. Terrific." (Time Out

"Excellent." (The Times

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Really enjoyable read

A little slow to get going and at times serious the book became an imaginative free for all towards the end.

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Wide ranging subject matter

You know that you will get unpredictability from Patrick Gale.. Doesn't disappoint. Moving and emotional.