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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (2 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340793449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340793442
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.4 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,739,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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FATHER FRANK is a warm, funny, blisteringly good read that has the angels on its side (Tony Parsons)

A dazzling first novel - funny, thoughtful and original (Stephen Fry)

Intriguing...irresistible (Adele Parks)

A light-hearted comic novel with the feel-good factor of an Ealing comedy, and some cracking one-liners (Greg Eden, Bertrams in The Bookseller)

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A charming, witty and stunning debut with the breadth of appeal from Ardal O'Hanlon to Mike Gayle.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Mar 2002
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I heard Paul Burke on the radio and found he was the copywriter that wrote the Budweiser frogs,Mastercard and Kit Kat adverts.This being his debut novel I thought his writing had to be good and the storyline original. I was not disappointed,it is a hugely enjoyable read with something to amuse or make you think on every page. He approaches the Catholic religion with real insight and humour without piling on the agony and probably because he is already a well establihed copywriter he writes with discipline and clarity there is no rambling on or old material. It especially appealed to me having been brought up a catholic,but non-catholic friends who have bought it rate it as highly as I do, as there is so much in it. He is definely an author to watch out for in the future.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. R. Lambert on 6 Mar 2002
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This is one of the few books I've returned to again after reading it. Each time I find something else which hits a nerve or strikes a chord. A very clever book which I recommend to everyone and anyone who is interested in the real Catholic way of doing things. My only regret is that I can't find any other books by Mr Burke.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. R. Lambert on 25 July 2001
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Anyone who was bought up in a Catholic environment will savour every word in this brilliant book. Paul Burke managed to capture the whole London-Irish scene with razor sharp accuracy, snappy wit and touching observations. It's the story of a man's choice of career and the way he influences, and is influenced by, those around him. I found myself laughing out loud and then wincing with pain, all in one chapter! I haven't enjoyed reading as much as this for years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Feb 2002
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I've just read this book over two evenings. I thought it was terrific. Perhaps a touch whimsical, but none the worse for that.
This is a must for anyone who has gone through the whole Catholic/Irish Catholic childhood in the 70's - although definitately not in the Frank McCord vein. His observations and thoughts were spot on. It was spooky, the story exactly described my thoughts about life, god, catholic church, the universe, both as a child and an adult!!! It's certain to strike a chord with many people.
Although Father Frank was humourous, the last book that stirred my memories of a catholic childhood was the quite different Cold Heaven by Brian Moore, which is guaranteed to give those of us that went through the catholic church thing a sleepless night.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tuesday Saperia on 4 Sep 2003
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I thoroughly enjoyed both of Paul Burke's books. The characters were so sweet and lovable, I wanted them to be real so that I could have them as friends.
I read Untorn Tickets first, on a plane, and spent the second half of my flight itching to get off so that I could buy Father Frank! And it was even better than I hoped for.
I've never written a review in my life, but I really wanted to recommend these two books to everyone. I found the stories original, engaging, well written, with a plot you couldn't predict for love or money. I hope we get more Paul Burke soon!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Freespirit TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Feb 2005
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This is a hilarious novel about a young lad who enters the priesthood by default. Father Frank himself is flawed, very human in every sense of the word and very clever. The book will have you laughing until your sides ache and i am certain there are a few more people signing up to study 'theology' by the 'Father Frank Method' - i.e. keep an open mind, your feet firmly on the ground, do your best for people and be able to see the funnier side of life. Thank God for Father Frank and I am certain he really is out there, somewhere...I married him!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Mar 2002
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Paul Burke has written a very funny, touching and romantic first novel. The plot and the characters were both original and believable, and his thoughts on Catholicism must have struck a cord with a whole generation of former alter boys.
Father Frank is not a hilarious book, but it never sets out to be, the humor is subtle and clever.
This was one of the best books I've read in a long while, and I just hope Paul Burke has turned his back on the world of advertising and is now concentrating on writing cracking good novels.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By amanda_shattock@hotmail.com on 23 Aug 2001
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Paul Burke, what a raw new talent! I was hooked and delighted by this fantas-ti-cal-eeeee funny novel. From the first page hearty belly chuckles emerged and kept emerging!? What fun. I didn't think anyone else in the world remembered Polyveldt shoes. I look forward to more from Mr Burke. It is so refreshing to read a book that so challenges the Catholic faith without seeming to blaspheme in a blasphemous way!
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