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Lessons for a Sunday Father (Paperback, Paperback Original): Claire Calman

Lessons for a Sunday Father (Paperback, Paperback Original)

Claire Calman

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Following the success of Love is a Four Letter Word, Calman's second novel is a result of (as the foreword of the book claims) many years training as a writer with a 'punishing regime of daydreaming, tea-drinking and eavesdropping.' Calman wrote the novel after her publisher stood over her with a big stick and told her to get on with it. In the book trade, this is known as 'cultivating the muse'. A poet and a broadcaster, Calman's second novel is a fun and light read that successfully packs an emotional punch. Scott, a glass fitter, finds his life and marriage devastated when his wife Gail discovers his illicit fling with one of his customers (albeit a bit of a flop). Their kids, Nat coping with teenage years, dropping mugs of tea on the floor as he is growing 'too fast', and Rosie who just wants her Dad back (although a pot of glittering nail polish would probably do), struggle to cope with their parents' separation. When Scott accidentally smashes a picture of his son (a gift from his estranged wife, saying this is all you're getting of him) he realizes, like his job, he is leaving a trail of shattered glass and shattered lives behind him. This is a sweet, warm and often gleeful book, combining a tale of Bacardi, nail polish, glass fitting and fatherly love with a wicked sense of humour. (Kirkus UK)

This is the story of

SCOTT, who finds his belongings outside in a bin bag one day and realises he may have made a Big Mistake

GAIL, who wishes her husband were under guarantee so she could send him back and get a refund

NAT, who discovers that growing up isn't all it's cracked up to be

ROSIE, who just wants her Dad back - or if not, then at least some new glitter nail polish.

Four lives, one story:

love, loss and learning to be a grown-up.


Imprint: Black Swan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2001
Authors: Claire Calman
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: Paperback Original
ISBN-13: 978-0-552-99854-3
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-552-99854-0
Barcode: 9780552998543

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