From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER a funny, elegant and eclectic novel of love, lies and the secrets we live with
From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, TREE SURGERY FOR BEGINNERS is a funny, elegant and eclectic novel of love, lies and the secrets we live with '
A very funny, often sad, erudite eclectic novel writ with style. Terrific' Time Out
'Excellent' The Times
When Lawrence Frost wakes up one morning to discover his wife and child have gone missing, there is gruesome evidence to suggest he may be the main suspect in a murder investigation. Confused, threatened with the loss of everything he loves, Lawrence is sent to the Caribbean on a kill-or-cure cruise. On board and ashore he will discover love, deceit, the truth about his missing family, and the blessings that come with surrendering to destiny.
A very funny, often sad, erudite eclectic novel writ with style. Terrific - Time Out
An elegant romance that manages to be both playful and wise. . . infused with a smiling, Mozartean sensibility, reminding us that we can go so awry, break so utterly apart and still find the strength to continue - New York Times
A carnival of events in which credible characters find themselves in incredible situations - Daily Telegraph
Gale is a master of the deceptively light touch - Mail on Sunday
Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. One of this country's best-loved novelists, his most recent works are A Perfectly Good Man, the Richard and Judy bestseller Notes From An Exhibition, the Costa-shortlisted A Place Called Winter and Take Nothing With You. His original BBC television drama, Man In An Orange Shirt, was shown to great acclaim in 2017 as part of the BBC's Queer Britannia series, leading viewers around the world to discover his novels.