Faber Book Club 03: Headlong by Michael Frayn

This month Faber Book Club recommends… Headlong by Michael Frayn ‘Told from the point of view of the deeply flawed Martin Clay, professor of Philosophy, the book follows his evermore desperate attempts to dupe his loutish neighbour out of what he believes to be a Dutch masterpiece. Funny, clever, brilliantly perceptive on academic obsession and beautifully researched. Classic…

Father’s Day: Faber Tales of Fatherhood

Fathers feature everywhere in literature: from the good (like the good humoured Mr Bennett) to the bad (remember Matilda‘s Harry Wormwood?) and the plain evil (Jack Torrence, anyone?) With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’ve chosen some of the most memorable representations of father figures published by Faber. Although they may vary in tone and perspective, the books on…