The Resource My father's fortune : a life, Michael Frayn

My father's fortune : a life, Michael Frayn

Label
My father's fortune : a life
Title
My father's fortune
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Michael Frayn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Whether he is deliriously funny or philosophically profound, as a novelist and a playwright Michael Frayn has concerned himself with the ordinary life lived by erring humans, which is always more extraordinary than people think. InMy Father's Fortune, Frayn reveals the original exemplar of the extraordinary-ordinary life: his father, Tom Frayn. A clever lad, a roofing salesman with a winning smile and a racetrack vocabulary, Tom Frayn emerged undaunted from a childhood spent in two rooms with six other people, all of them deaf. And undaunted he stayed, through German rockets, feckless in-laws, and his own increasing deafness; through the setback of a son as bafflingly slow-witted as the father was quick on his feet; through the shockingly sudden tragedy that darkened his life. Tom Frayn left his son little more than three watches and two ink-and-wash prints. But the true fortune he passed on was the great humor and spirit revealed in this beguiling memoir
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frayn, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6056.R3
LC item number
Z46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frayn, Michael
  • Frayn, Tommy
  • Frayn, Michael
  • Frayn, Tommy
  • Authors, English
  • Fathers and sons
  • Authors, English
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Great Britain
Label
My father's fortune : a life, Michael Frayn
Link
https://archive.org/details/myfathersfortune00fray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Child care
  • Top to bottom
  • Skylark
  • Chez nous
  • Black dog
  • Closer
  • Legatees
  • Homburg
  • Smart lad
  • House of straw
  • Duckmore
  • Furniture and fittings
  • Quick/slow
  • Fire resistance
  • A glass of sherry
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780805093773
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010025959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613431971
  • (OCoLC)ocn613431971
Label
My father's fortune : a life, Michael Frayn
Link
https://archive.org/details/myfathersfortune00fray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Child care
  • Top to bottom
  • Skylark
  • Chez nous
  • Black dog
  • Closer
  • Legatees
  • Homburg
  • Smart lad
  • House of straw
  • Duckmore
  • Furniture and fittings
  • Quick/slow
  • Fire resistance
  • A glass of sherry
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780805093773
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010025959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613431971
  • (OCoLC)ocn613431971

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