A Spot of Bother

A Spot of Bother

by Mark Haddon (Author), Mark Haddon (Author), Mark Haddon (Author)


George Hall doesn't understand the modern obsession with talking about everything. At 57, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray.


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Format: Perfect Paperback
Pages: 512
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Jun 2007

ISBN 10: 0099507439
ISBN 13: 9780099507437

Media Reviews
Wry, warm-hearted and entertaining -- Charlotte Moore * Telegraph *
Succinct chapters, replete with horror, humour and the minutiae of everyday life -- Eithne Farry * Daily Mail *
A painful, funny, humane, novel: beautifully written, addictively readable and so confident * The Times *
Amusing and brisk and charming -- Patrick Ness * Guardian *
A delightfully dry comedy -- Max Davidson * Mail on Sunday *
Author Bio
Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. His poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador in 2005, and his last novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. His most recent title is short story collection The Pier Falls. He lives in Oxford.