Gentleman's Relish

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Fourth Estate, 2010 - Domestic fiction - 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 (2010)

Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. His sixteen novels include The Whole Day Through, the Richard & Judy bestseller Notes From an Exhibition and his most recent, A Perfectly Good Man. You can find out more on his website www.galewarning.org.

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