Faith Fox has led a life full of heartbreak and abandonment, lacking in simplicity and love—and she's not even one week old. She has suffered the unexpected and inexplicable loss of her mother in childbirth; her father, an overworked doctor grown callous with stress, has neither the ability nor the interest to take on the difficult task of raising his child alone; her grandmother, Thomasina, has decided to abscond to Egypt with a retired general rather than acknowledge and accept the loss of her daughter, whom she loved so distressingly well. And so Faith finds herself improbably at the rearing of her father's brother, Jack, an ascetic priest whose current endeavor is an occult "experimental community" comprised mainly of expatriate Tibetans. What ensues is a brilliant comedy of manners that revives the tradition begun by Jane Austen—an endlessly charming passage through the North and South of England that finally gives a major and lavishly gifted award-winning British writer the American readership she so richly deserves.
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Review: Faith FoxUser Review - Alice - Goodreads
As usual I leave the plot summaries to other readers... I did not like this book as much of other Gardam titles. But at times I found myself laughing out loud. Gardam doesn't suffer fools lightly. I ... Read full review
Review: Faith FoxUser Review - Suki - Goodreads
It was ok. Characters and a setting I hadn't met before with some quirky charm thrown in. But I never got what was so damn appealing and charming about Andrew who was a central character and rather ... Read full review