Be Frank with Me
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Be Frank with Me

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Meet Frank - a modern nine-year-old boy with the wit of Noel Coward and the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star.

Meet Mimi Banning - a reclusive literary legend and mother to Frank. Mimi has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years, keeping her secrets, hiding from the world. Until Alice.

Meet Alice - a level-headed young woman who finds herself thrust into the Banning household, charged with looking after Mimi's unusual son. In so doing, Alice discovers a part of herself she never knew was missing.

Full of heart and humour, Be Frank With Me is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 23mm | 382g
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export/Airside
  • 1782399178
  • 9781782399179
  • 397,772

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Johnson's magnificently poignant, funny, and wholly original debut goes beyond page-turner status. Readers will race to the next sentence. And the next. Her charming, flawed, quietly courageous characters, each wonderfully different, demand a second reading while we impatiently await the author's second work. Library Journal, starred review
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Johnson's magnificently poignant, funny, and wholly original debut goes beyond page-turner status. Readers will race to the next sentence. And the next. Her charming, flawed, quietly courageous characters, each wonderfully different, demand a second reading while we impatiently await the author's second work. * Library Journal, starred review * Witty dialogue, irresistible characters, and a touch of mystery make this sweet debut about a quirky Hollywood family an enjoyable page-turner. * Booklist * Readers will find themselves captivated. * People Magazine * Delightful. You will laugh out loud. * Slate * Johnson's magnificently poignant, funny, and wholly original debut goes beyond page-turner status. Her charming, flawed, quietly courageous characters, each wonderfully different, demand a second reading. * Library Journal * Sit back...and enjoy the show. * New York Times Book Review * Hilarious, poignant and full of unexpected gems. * Huffington Post * The curious incident of where'd you go, Salinger. * Kirkus Reviews *
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About Julia Claiborne Johnson

Julia Claiborne Johnson worked at Mademoiselle Magazine before moving to Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and their two children.
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Rating details

18,557 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 25% (4,713)
4 45% (8,400)
3 23% (4,335)
2 5% (919)
1 1% (190)
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