Brother

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

Brother of the More Famous Jack 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.

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  • Book 1

    • Brother of the More Famous Jack

    • By: Barbara Trapido
    • Narrated by: Jan Francis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Briiliant book, brilliant reading

    • By Carolyn on 25-06-09

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 2

    • Noah's Ark

    • By: Barbara Trapido
    • Narrated by: Eva Haddon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Alison has two failed marriages under her belt, a house full of junk and an assortment of 'bohemian' friends. When she meets Noah ,she finds a serenity never thought possible: until Noah goes away to a conference and things start to go wrong.

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

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