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A Short Gentleman

by Jon Canter

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Genius. Totally brilliant. With an unguessable stunning ending that made perfect sense and capped off a very funny and beautifully-written book with an open-mouthed surprise. What audaciousness to turn the hero on his head like that!

Any more and it would spoil the book. ( )
  Petra.Xs | Apr 2, 2013 |
Amusing satire on modern life, marriage and the legal profession. The narrator is totally lacking a sense of humour or irony and takes himself very, very seriously. Reminded me of 'Diary of a Nobody' and 'Augustus Carp, by himself'. ( )
  herschelian | Feb 9, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0099492857, Paperback)

Another funny and thoughtful story from Seeds of Greatness author Canter: Robert has had a privileged upbringing, but his life falls apart when he commits a crime that sends him to prison. He struggles to come to terms with the forces that brought him down.


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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. Originally published: London: Jonathan Ca.… (more)

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