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First and foremost I think you should know that this is littered with asterisked footnotes in small print, sometimes very small, so very difficult to read as an e-book. As a physical book it is a strange little delight that takes a bit of getting used to. Frank writes the ‘small print’ in his brother’s contracts. His brother is a ‘big’ lawyer. Frank is aware no-one reads the small print so when he gets concerned about ‘something’ he writes stuff he really shouldn’t knowing it will go unnoticed until … Now Frank had a car accident resulting in memory loss but as his memory slowly returns so he hatches a plot, in very small print. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. When he wakes from a horrific accident unable to remember anything, lawyer Frank Shaw is surrounded by his ‘loving’ wife, brother, and work colleagues, all apparently anxious and concerned for him. But are they? Shaw has his doubts about how authentic and loving his family actually are. As his memory drifts back, he remembers that his life was not as happy and peaceful as his family try to paint. But why are they pretending otherwise, and what is the secret behind his accident? Glancy’s brilliant, beautifully crafted revenge-fantasy is full of laugh-out-loud humour and wickedly accurate observations as well as being surprisingly touching.
~ Caroline White

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Terms & Conditions by Robert Glancy

Frank has been in a car accident*. The doctor tells him he lost his spleen, but Frank believes he has lost more. He is missing memories - of the people around him, of the history they share and of how he came to be in the crash. All he remembers is that he is a lawyer who specialises in small print. But when Oscar, his brother, takes the family company into business with an inventively cruel corporation** and Alice, his wife, starts to seem oddly unlike the woman he remembers, Frank's world starts to unspool and the terms and conditions that he has lived his life by*** begin to change. *apparently quite a serious one **we can't tell you what it's called for legal reasons, but believe us, it's evil ***and which are rarely in his favour


'Every book seems to have funny and life-affirming written on it but this one actually is' Matt Haig, author of The Humans

'It's wonderful. Funny, poignant, simple and profound' Gavin Extence, author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods

'Entertaining . Insights into the predatory aspects of human nature are spot on' New York Times

'One of the most hilarious books you'll read this year and do not skip the footnotes, they are the best part' Sunday Mail Brisbane

'Hilarious' Sun

About the Author

Robert Glancy was born in Zambia and raised in Malawi. At fourteen he moved from Africa to Edinburgh then went on to study history at Cambridge. He currently lives in New Zealand with his wife and children.

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Publication date

12th February 2015


Robert Glancy

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


272 pages


Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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