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Seeds of Greatness

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9780099492849: Seeds of Greatness

In the hilarious story of a man writing the biography of his deceased friend, David asks himself why he failed in life and why his friend succeeded. David thinks that by writing about Jack, he’ll get him out of his system, but in fact, he’ll never be free of Jack.
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Jon Canter is the author of two other novels, Worth and A Short Gentleman, which was adapted for BBC Radio 4. He has also written stand-up comedy, TV and radio scripts for many of Britain's most prominent comedians, and comment pieces for the Guardian.

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"He is arguably the finest comic novelist working in Britain today. Indeed, he may just be finest comic anything working in Britain right now... Canter's prose is achingly funny...it is also vital, acute, literary and oddly moving." -- James Kidd * Independent * "Jon Canter is a north London Woody Allen. I haven't laughed so much in years - and then I realised that I had felt and thought hard too" -- Carole Angier * Independent * "A wise cracking monologue... laugh-a-line funny but in the tradition of jewish humour, [it] touches a serious issue" -- John Sutherland * Financial Times * "A very funny, intelligent novel about being a failure" * Guardian * "Well observed, warm humour... perfect parody" -- Andrew Collins * The Times *

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