The Frank Business
By Olivia Glazebrook
A novel about family, love and other battlefields
'A talented, witty writer with a sharp eye for social observation' Daily Mail
After Frank drops down dead in Heathrow Arrivals on Christmas Eve, his estranged daughter Jem is called in to identify the body. When Jem travels back to Frank's house in France - a house she hasn't been in since she was a child - she realises that Frank had a son too.
Frank has died of a congenital heart defect, a defect he may have passed on to his daughter - or on to his son. Jem must warn her brother, but in finding herself a family she risks ripping another apart.
Shrewd, witty and poignant, The Frank Business is a vivid tale of love and other battlefields.
Olivia Glazebrook was born in 1976 and brought up in Dorset. She studied English literature at University College London and has written as a journalist, screenwriter, film critic and book critic. Her previous novels are The Trouble with Alice and Never Mind Miss Fox. The Frank Business is her third. She lives in London.
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07 Mar 2019
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I sank into the book, and looked forward to diving back into its world each time I was away from it . . . Olivia Glazebrook's writing has a lovely, fluid rhythm, and she writes with insight and candour about complex family dynamics, and the ways in which we love and hurt each other — Laura Barnett
Praise for Olivia Glazebrook: — .
She has the ability, like Anita Shreve or Maggie O'Farrell, to scrutinise and describe complex family dynamics with forensic precision — The Spectator
A talented, witty writer with a sharp eye for social observation — Daily Mail