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Seeds of greatness / Jon Canter.

By: Canter, Jon.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2007Description: 412 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846176869(lg print); 1846176867.Subject(s): Jews -- England -- London -- Fiction | Male friendship -- Fiction | Biographers -- FictionGenre/Form: General fiction. Summary: Two friends grow up in a North London Jewish suburb. Whilst wayward Jack gets expelled from school, David, the bright one, is destined for great things. But it's Jack who gets rich and famous as a TV chat-show host, while David works in a bookshop. When Jack dies, his widow and publisher commission David to write Jack's authorised biography, confident it will be nice and bland. But David writes SEEDS OF GREATNESS instead... The story of his friendship with Jack, it's got sex, drugs, blackmail, and jealousy. David knows it can never be published - he thinks that writing the truth will get Jack out of his system. But he'll never be free of Jack. Jack will be with him for as long as he lives.
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When Jack, a famous TV chat show host, dies, his widow and publisher commission David, his best friend, to write Jack's authorised biography. David is a gentle, discreet man who can be relied on not to dish the dirt about Jack. Or his widow. Or his publisher. Or can he?

Two friends grow up in a North London Jewish suburb. Whilst wayward Jack gets expelled from school, David, the bright one, is destined for great things. But it's Jack who gets rich and famous as a TV chat-show host, while David works in a bookshop. When Jack dies, his widow and publisher commission David to write Jack's authorised biography, confident it will be nice and bland. But David writes SEEDS OF GREATNESS instead... The story of his friendship with Jack, it's got sex, drugs, blackmail, and jealousy. David knows it can never be published - he thinks that writing the truth will get Jack out of his system. But he'll never be free of Jack. Jack will be with him for as long as he lives.

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