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Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father

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'Brims with humour ... each sentence is a delight' Independent Shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize 2016 When his widowed father - once a high court judge and always a formidable figure - drifted into vagueness if not dementia, the writer Adam Mars-Jones took responsibility for his care. Intimately trapped in the London flat where the family had always lived, the two men entered an oblique new stage in their relationship. In the aftermath of an unlooked-for intimacy, Mars-Jones has written a book devoted to particular emotions and events. Kid Gloves ... Read more

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About Adam Mars-Jones
Adam Mars-Jones is the author of three novels, The Waters of Thirst, Pilcrow and Cedilla, and two collections of short stories, Lantern Lecture and Monopolies of Loss. He is also the author of Blind Bitter Happiness, a book of essays, and Noriko Smiling, a book about Ozu's film Late Spring. He lives in London.

Reviews for Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father
Ingeniously constructed and full of insight
Leo Robson
Top of my list is Kid Gloves, Adam Mars-Jones's funny, tough, scrupulously fair memoir of his late father, the irascible High Court judge William Mars-Jones. Their vexed relationship, rich in vulnerability, frustration and farce, is unpacked for us with grace and subtle wit, not least the moment when ... Read more

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