The Frank Business (Paperback)

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'A talented, witty writer with a sharp eye for social observation' Daily Mail

After Frank drops down dead in Heathrow Arrivals on Christmas Eve, his estranged daughter Jem is called in to identify the body. When Jem travels back to Frank's house in France - a house she hasn't been in since she was a child - she realises that Frank had a son too.

Frank has died of a congenital heart defect, a defect he may have passed on to his daughter - or on to his son. Jem must warn her brother, but in finding herself a family she risks ripping another apart.

Shrewd, witty and poignant, The Frank Business is a vivid tale of love and other battlefields.

About the Author

Olivia Glazebrook lives in London. Her previous novels are The Trouble with Alice and Never Mind Miss Fox.

Praise For…

The Frank Business starts with a death, works through shock revelations and ends with a satisfying resolution . . . This meditation on the meaning of family is fabulously written, moving and wryDaily Mail

Gleaming moments of dark humour and droll dialogue . . . an absorbing, psychologically agile novelIrish Times

She has the ability, like Anita Shreve or Maggie O'Farrell, to scrutinise and describe complex family dynamics with forensic precisionThe Spectator

A talented, witty writer with a sharp eye for social observationDaily Mail

I sank into the book, and looked forward to diving back into its world each time I was away from it . . . Olivia Glazebrook's writing has a lovely, fluid rhythm, and she writes with insight and candour about complex family dynamics, and the ways in which we love and hurt each other—Laura Barnett

Olivia Glazebrook nails the complexity of family dynamics with sharp, witty writingGood Housekeeping

An intriguing read about undisclosed family issuesPrima

[A] finely written and very English novel . . . The plotting and interweaving of narrative lines are worthy of Jane Austen . . . Glazebrook writes with a literary style but is not above being very entertainingIrish Examiner

Product Details
ISBN: 9781473691841
ISBN-10: 1473691842
Publisher: John Murray
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English