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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (138 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Frayn Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this memoir, Frayn reveals the original exemplar of the extraordinary-ordinary life: his father, Tom Frayn. A clever lad, a roofing salesman with a winning smile and a racetrack vocabulary, Tom Frayn emerged undaunted from a childhood spent in two rooms with six other people, all of them deaf. And undaunted he stayed, even through the shockingly sudden tragedy that darkened his life. Tom Frayn left his son little more than three watches and two ink-and-wash prints. But the true fortune he passed on was the great humor and spirit revealed in this beguiling memoir.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 10/28/2013

    " A charming, self-effacing, understated and deeply moving memoir/biography by one of my favorite novelists. Also a fascinating social history of lower middle class life in early-mid 20th century England. Beautifully written, just as you would expect from Michael Frayn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 10/11/2013

    " Excellent book! Frayn's evocation of his father during his last illness was hard to read, in part because it was much like my own father's death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenny Brown | 10/10/2013

    " What a nice change to read a memoir where the author is not whining or blaming his parents for his rotten life. Without being sentimental, Frayn tells a touching tale that paints a rounded and deeply compassionate portrait of his father. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bonnie | 6/13/2013

    " An endearing portrait of Frayn's father, but also about his whole family, living in England after the war. I love Frayn, so I loved this book. "

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