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Lessons for a Sunday Father

(2001)
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Some things just can't be undone. For Scott and Gail, Scott's five-minute indiscretion was the end of their 15-year marriage. Told from the individual perspectives of each member of the family, every chapter is a new voice and the family takes it in turns to tell us its story.

Scott is the husband and father, who feels rather a failure at both, and wonders how he will survive with the binliner of belongings his wife tossed out onto the front lawn; Gail, the wife and mother, is sick of being the responsible parent, and questions whether Scott's affair was just the excuse she was looking for to get out of her marriage; Nat, or Natty, is the 13-year-old son who resents his father for leaving, but likes to distract himself by winding up his little sister; and Rosie is a precocious nine-year-old, who loves her Daddy, the colour mauve, lollies and glittery nail polish.

Lessons for a Sunday Father is a clever, funny and poignant treatment of a sore subject--the break up of the family. It follows on from the success Calman achieved with Love is a Four Letter Word, for which she was short-listed for the "Finest First Novel Featuring Biscuits on the Cover" award. Calman is a writer whose awards even reflect her cynical and quirky sense of humour! --Neena Dutta

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: Lessons for a Sunday Father
Author(s): Claire Calman
ISBN: 0-552-76485-X / 978-0-552-76485-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dump list
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Lessons for a Sunday Father
Author(s): Claire Calman
ISBN: 0-552-99854-0 / 978-0-552-99854-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Lessons for a Sunday Father
Author(s): Claire Calman
ISBN: 0-00-639222-9 / 978-0-00-639222-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

2001 : UK Paperback
Title: LESSONS FOR A SUNDAY FATHER
Author(s): CLAIRE CALMAN
ISBN: 0-00-639198-2 / 978-0-00-639198-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Lessons For A Sunday Father
Author(s): Claire Calman
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Lessons For A Sunday Father
Author(s): Claire Calman
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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