How did Robert Purcell, distinguished barrister and perfect specimen of the British Establishment, end up in prison? An intellectual giant but an emotional pygmy, Robert is a man struggling to come to terms with the forces that have brought him down, from the wife who wanted him to change, to the ex-girlfriend who came back to haunt him and the childhood bully who turned into an adult bully. Despite everything, Robert remains the same magnificently self-righteous man he always was, utterly resistant to therapy, change and the emotional demands of the opposite sex.How long before those men noticed that my shirts a white as ghosts a remained unmoved? I arrived in Aldeburgh by half past nine. I drove past ... outnumbered people from the working class. I parked my car in the drive of High Ridge, next to anbsp;...
|Title||:||A Short Gentleman|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2012-01-31|