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A Short Gentleman By Jon Canter

A Short Gentleman
by Jon Canter

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When Robert Purcell read his father's entry in "Who's Who", he saw his own life unfolding before him. Like his father, he'd get a first in Law, then enjoy a distinguished career as a barrister and a judge. He committed a crime. He went to prison. This book is his account of who he is and why he is who he is.
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A Short Gentleman by Jon Canter

When Robert Purcell, aged eight, read his father's entry in "Who's Who", he saw his own life unfolding before him. Like his father, he'd get a first in Law, then enjoy a distinguished career as a barrister and a judge. For a long time, everything went to plan. Then his life fell apart. He committed a crime. He went to prison. Now he's out, his wife has told him to write an account of who he is and why he is who he is. What drove him to his crime? To an English gentleman who loathes the confessional culture such emotional striptease is torture. Nevertheless, "A Short Gentleman" is that confession. An intellectual giant but an emotional pygmy, Robert struggles to come to terms with the forces that brought him down: Elizabeth, the wife who wanted him to change, Judy Page, the ex-girlfriend who came back to haunt him, Pilkington, the childhood bully who grew into an adult bully, Mike Bell, the old friend Robert was always happy to patronise. Finally, there's his father, who proved, at the end of his life, not to be the man Robert thought he was. Despite everything, Robert remains heroically determined to carry on being the same magnificently pompous and self-righteous man he always was, utterly resistant to therapy, change and the emotional demands of the opposite sex.

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About Jon Canter


Jon Canter is the author of Seeds of Greatness and a scriptwriter for many of Britain's most prominent comedians. He lives in Suffolk with his wife and daughter.

Additional information

GOR001988546
A Short Gentleman by Jon Canter
Jon Canter
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2008-02-07
384
0224077740
9780224077743
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.