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A Spot of Bother

A Spot of Bother

Mark Haddon

At 57, George Hall is settling down to a retirement. Then Katie, his daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her brother Jamie observes that Ray has 'strangler's hands'. This book features a portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely. It also talks about the people who fall apart and come together as a family.
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‘A painful funny humane novel: beautifully written, addictively readable and so confident’ The Times

Discover this brilliantly comic and moving bestselling novel by the award-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Porpoise.

At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray.

The family is not pleased, as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has 'strangler's hands'. Katie can't decide if she loves Ray, or loves the way he cares for her son Jacob, and her mother Jean is a bit put out by the way the wedding planning gets in the way of her affair with one of her husband's former colleagues. And the tidy and pleasant life Jamie has created crumbles when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials.

Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind.

Product Description

Title - A Spot of Bother

Edition -

Author - Mark Haddon

ISBN 13 - 9780099506928

Imprint - Vintage

Publisher - Vintage Publishing

Date Published - 07/06/2007

Prize -

No. of pages -

Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 127 x 197 x 30mm

Weight - 347 g

Languages - English