He had in some sense, prepared the trap and fallen into it. He shuddered inside his newly dead universe. ' As a young boy, Frank Stapleton stumbles upon an unanswerable question about life and its meaning, and is devastated at the outcome. Now, half a century later and in retirement after a successful professional career, Frank has to face his doubts again through the problems of his family, colleagues and friends; in particular his son Stuart and his wife Francesca, who despite giving the appearance of a successful modern couple are about to part. It takes an unexpected potential tragedy to bring the story to its climatic resolution, and to an answer to the question posed to Frank all those years before.
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A former Booker Prize-winner for his novel Holiday, Stanley Middleton lives in Sherwood, near Nottingham. He is a retired school master, and since 1958 he has written a series of highly praised novels of contemporary English provincial life.
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Book Description Hutchinson 03/04/1997, 1997. Book Condition: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780091801731
Book Description Hutchinson 03/04/1997, 1997. Book Condition: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780091801731
Book Description Hutchinson, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD condition.May have some library identification marks/stamps. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, showing only light signs of previous ownership. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002717184
Book Description Hutchinson, 1997. Bookseller Inventory # 10130
Book Description Hutchinson, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2210487
Book Description Hutchinson, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Ex lib with some stamps. Bookseller Inventory # FH2078
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1997. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. Novel of contemporary English Provincial life. Blue cloth cover with large Gilt Lettering to spine. 216 Pages, 420g, 8 3/4" Tall. No inscriptions. Very slight edge wear at top of jacket. Not clipped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 015431
Book Description London Hutchinson, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ex Library Minimal Hallmarks.Unclipped DJ.Blue Boards Stamped In Gilt Text Has Light Tape Marks.Very Clean Text.Solid Square Copy.216pp. Bookseller Inventory # F30837
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gentle but insightful novel of ordinary English life. Book has blue cloth boards and is Fine; dustjacket very nearly so with some very faint indentatoiuons which can just be seen in reflected light. 216 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 006646
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1997, 1997. Hardback. 1st, Fine/Fine, Stanley Middleton won the Booker prize for his novel 'Holiday', this novel confirms him as a master storyteller. Virtually a mint copy. Bookseller Inventory # 1904