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Seeds Of Greatness

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Two friends grow up in a North London Jewish suburb. David is bright, parent-pleasing and obviously destined for great things. But somehow he ends up earning peanuts in a Suffolk bookshop while his devious and wayward friend Jack, becomes rich and famous as a TV chat-show host.

When Jack dies, his widow and publisher commission David to write his biography; after all, dependable David can be relied upon not to dish the dirt about the sex, the drugs and the women. David however soon realises that it's finally time he stopped doing what is expected of him. Instead he must write the true story of the forty year friendship that has dominated his life and then maybe he'll get Jack out of his system. But what David soon finds is that he can never be completely free of Jack...

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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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A legendary comedy scriptwriter writes his first novel; the result: a comic classic

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