I picked up Brother of the More Famous Jack, because I had already read, and enjoyed, another book by Barbara Trapido. It took me too attempts to get into it, but once I got going, I couldn't stop. It was quite graphic and harsh in places, about sex and relationships, but was set around the glorious beauty of genuine love. It was a story about a young, innocent girl, and her friendship with her college tutor and his family. There is humour and sadness, decorated with colourful descriptions. It was very enjoyable, although not an easy read in places. But the compassion definitely made you feel good.
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I have been a medical librarian since 1999, working in academic, primary and secondary care settings, service improvement, knowledge management, and on several national projects. I have set-up and run several current awareness services, including QIPP Alert (http://qippalert.blogspot.com), and I am currently working on a PhD about improving access to good quality health information. You can also access good quality health information from my other blog Patients on the Net (http://patientsonthenet.blogspot.com).