Jon Canter A Short Gentleman

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A Short Gentleman

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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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Jon Canter is the author of two other novels, Seeds of Greatness, adapted for BBC Radio 4, and Worth. 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 "Brilliant, but for God's sake don't let this book fall into the hands of any women - if they find out what we're really like we'll never hear the end of it" -- Charlie Higson "Canter is a sharp writer with a wickedly dry wit. His precise style is a joy to read, combining riotous humour and moments of genuine pathos" Metro "This is light reading but deceptively so, offering deliciously well observed vignettes of the top legal set" Time Out "Witty, accomplished and highly entertaining" Mail on Sunday

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