Faith Fox

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Carroll & Graf, 2005 - Fiction - 312 pages
17 Reviews
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 Fox

User 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

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User 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

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
12
Section 4
23
Section 5
38
Section 6
50
Section 7
53
Section 8
70
Section 11
105
Section 12
143
Section 13
196
Section 14
206
Section 15
226
Section 16
269
Section 17
275
Section 18
286

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 19
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About the author (2005)

Jane Gardam was born in North Yorkshire, England in 1928. She is the author of many children's novels that include "A Long Way from Verona" (1971). She has also written novels and collections of stories for adults that include "God on the Rocks" (1978), "Bilgewater and the Pangs of Love and Other Stories" (1983) and "The Summer After the Funeral." Her book "Groundlings" was taken from "Showing the Flag and Other Stories" (1989). Gardam's novels and stories have received many literary prizes.

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