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The Fowler Family Business By Jonathan Meades

The Fowler Family Business by Jonathan Meades

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Henry Fowler's intense loyalties are to his family, and to the trade the family firm practises. Well into middle age, and Henry's life is running smoothly as he always hoped it would. But then the foundations of a world, a family and an identity begin to rock.

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The Fowler Family Business by Jonathan Meades

Henry Fowler was twice, long ago, runner-up in the Oil Fuels Guild-sponsored Young Funeral Director of the Year competition. His intense loyalties are to his parents, to his wife and chlildren, to the family firm and the trade it practises, to his native south-east London and to his best friend Curly, traffic wonk and surviving brother of his former best friend who fell to his death at Norwood Junction. Well into middle age, and Henry's life is running smoothly as he always hoped it would. But then: his wife's tennis partner, a celebrity florist and BBC2 star is accidentally beheaded by his electric hedgecutter while crimping a three metre high topiary poodle; Curly, newly married and eager for a child is diagnosed as suffering 'waterworks problems'; and Henry, suddenly doubtful of his wife's fidelity, cuts a lock of his sleeping daughter's hair. The foundations of a world, a family and an identity begin to rock.

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Praise for Jonathan Meades: 'Jonathan Meades is unique, original and clever.' The Times 'Real flair and captivating ecentricity.' TLS 'Monstrously powerful.' Vogue

About Jonathan Meades

Jonathan Meades is the author of Filthy English, Peter Knows What Dick Likes and Pompey. He has written and performed in some twenty-five TV films on such subjects as the utopian avoidance of right angles, vertigo's lure, beer and Birmingham's appeal. He has, since 1986, contributed a weekly column about restaurants to The Times.

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GOR004679742
9781857028485
1857028481
The Fowler Family Business by Jonathan Meades
Used - Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2002-02-04
224
N/A
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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

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