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Patrick Gale's The Facts of Life is a mesmerising, epic yet intimate novel of love, music and the life events that stay with us forever - perfect for any fan of Armistead Maupin or E M Forster.

German composer Edward Pepper escapes to England just before the war begins in earnest. Struck with TB, he is recuperating in hospital when he meets Sally, a young doctor who has battled her way through medical school despite the opposition of her parents. They fall in love and marry, settling in the fenlands of East Anglia. Years later, Edward watches as his grandchildren trip up against life and death and realises that patterns can repeat themselves, bringing both pain and unexpected discovery.

©1995 Patrick Gale (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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"Absorbing...deftly characterised, deeply involving and relevant." (The Times)

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  • 10-03-18

I didn’t want it to end.

Patrick Gale at his finest. I didn’t want it to end. It’s made better by Patrick reading it himself.