Seeds of Greatness
By (author) Jon Canter
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Seeds of Greatness by Jon Canter
Book DescriptionTwo 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099492849
(197mm x 131mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jon Canter
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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