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The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers - Paul Torday

The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers - Paul Torday
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Title: The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers

Author:  Paul Torday

ISBN:  9780297855262

Weight:  631g

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The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers by Paul Torday

An up-to-date A Tale of Two Cities by the bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Hector Chetwode-Talbot, Eck to his friends, has left the army and is slightly at a loss as to what to do next, when he is approached by an old army pal, Bilbo Mountwilliam.  Bilbo runs an investment fund company and business is booming.

Bilbo persuades Eck to join the company as a ‘greeter’ for moneyed clients.  All Eck has to do is supply the contacts with entertainment and large G&Ts and then the fund managers will do the rest.

Soon Eck is able to buy himself a luxury sports car and decadent flat.  And it’s on a golfing trip to France that Eck first meets Charlie Summers, a fly-by-night entrepreneur whose latest scheme is to import Japanese dog food into the UK.

Soon Charlie lands on Eck’s doorstep with his suitcase, intent on staying and relaunching his dog food business in the area.  But with the financial crash looming, Eck begins to ask himself if they are so very different…

Peer & Press Reviews

Charlie is a wonderful creation, at once sad and heroic, whose search for redemption attains real pathos at the end of this affecting, skilfully crafted novel.

David Evans, Financial Times

Shades of both Greene and Ambler here, both in the crispness of the exposition and the marrying of humour with something close to tragedy.

John Preston, Spectator

Brilliantly and sympathetically drawn… this wonderfully written, clever book does not miss a single trick.

Wendy Moore, Daily Mail

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Lined “People change.”
Dated 18.3.2010
Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9780297855262
ISBN 10 0297855263
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 282
Size (h x w x d) 207 x 144 x 29mm
Design Credits
Author photograph Jerry Bauer
Jacket illustration Jessie Ford

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