Gentleman's Relish

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HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Nov 26, 2009 - 264 pages
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Love (& loathing) within families are dissected -- a father makes an unexpected discovery about his son which is too hard for him to cope with. A son wreaks revenge through the power of cookery. Three generations of the same family gain freedom through the years in a once-despised caravan. A bored wife finds happiness when an old lag teaches her the art of angling. A dog-training lesson with a puppy who hasn't grasped the meaning of 'obedience' leads to the discovery of a murder. Here too are music and silence -- the sweetness and sadness of Festivals, of the Church, and of the control exercised by those in charge in small communities. This tremendously enjoyable collection of stories has the same wit, tenderness and acute psychological observation as Gale's bestselling novels, including Notes from an Exhibition and the recent THE WHOLE DAY THROUGH. For Gale's many fans, GENTLEMAN'S RELISH will be a real treat.

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User Review  - 26kathryn - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book of short stories. The twists in some of the stories make them really enjoyable, especially if you have a dark sense of humour. Read full review

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User Review  - Balthazar-Lawson - LibraryThing

I did not realise that when I picked this book up it was a collection of short stories, so it was a welcome surprise. More so by the fact I enjoyed it so much. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Patrick Gale was born in 1962 on the Isle of Wight. He is a British novelist He was educated at The Pilgrims' School, the choir school for both Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College, then at Winchester College itself and at New College, University of Oxford. Following university he had a range of jobs while he sang for the London Philharmonic Choir and wrote his first novel, The Aerodynamics of Pork while working as a waiter in an all-night restaurant. His works include: Ease, Kansas in August, Little Bits of Baby and A Place Called Winter.

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