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The Dead Fathers Club

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares Uncle Alan murdered him. Arming himself with weapons from the school chemistry cupboard, Philip vows to carry out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Parodies
Satire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Haig
ISBN: 9780099488750 0099488752
OCLC Number: 76935585
Notes: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2006.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Matt Haig.

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By the author of Reasons to Stay AlivePhilip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares  Read more...

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"Humorous and original. This is one of those crossover books like The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time" -- Carla McKay * Daily Mail * "[T]otally engrossing" -- Stephen Daldry "[An] Read more...

 
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An unusual tale

by alyson4356 (WorldCat user published 2008-06-26) Good Permalink

This story was billed as humorous but I found it rather sad. It's the story of a young boy whose father has died in a car accident and the things that go through his mind as he tries to come to terms with it. He is not helped by the fact that his father's brother clearly fancies his mother and...
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Not humorous - rather sad

by alyson4356 (WorldCat user published 2008-06-19) Good Permalink

This book was billed as being humorous but I found it rather sad. Written in the first person it gives immediate insight into the thinking of a young boy whose father has died in an accident. He believes him to have been murdered by his uncle, who turns out to have designs on his mother. Sound familiar?

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