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Ruth Hamilton
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12 May 2003

When Matthew's beloved wife Molly died, long before her time, her son Mark grieved as much as anyone. He had always known that his parents were completely devoted to each other, and sometimes he had felt excluded from this close partnership. Since he was a small boy his mother had been sickening with the illness that eventually carried her off, and now at the age of sixteen Mark longed to earn his father's respect by assisting with the family business, a prosperous antiques shop. But his father, in grief, seemed beyond help.

Tilly Povey, famous for her whiplash tongue and her copious ironing, watched the boy's lonely existence with a heavy heart. Stella, Molly's sister, had done well for herself - now a doctor, she had always loved Matthew, and wondered whether he might, perhaps, turn to her in his hour of need. Matthew, obsessed with his loss, was gradually falling apart and none of those who were closest to him could, it seemed, do anything to help. But Tilly, whose uncompromising exterior hid a warm heart, was determined to help this troubled family.


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi; New Ed edition (12 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552149063
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552149068
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 363,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another masterly novel of power and compassion from this exceptional writer.

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When Matthew's beloved wife Molly died, long before her time, her son Mark grieved as much as anyone. He had always known that his parents were completely devoted to each other, and sometimes he had felt excluded from this close partnership. Since he was a small boy his mother had been sickening with the illness that eventually carried her off, and now at the age of sixteen Mark longed to earn his father's respect by assisting with the family business, a prosperous antiques shop. But his father, in grief, seemed beyond help.

Tilly Povey, famous for her whiplash tongue and her copious ironing, watched the boy's lonely existence with a heavy heart. Stella, Molly's sister, had done well for herself - now a doctor, she had always loved Matthew, and wondered whether he might, perhaps, turn to her in his hour of need. Matthew, obsessed with his loss, was gradually falling apart and none of those who were closest to him could, it seemed, do anything to help. But Tilly, whose uncompromising exterior hid a warm heart, was determined to help this troubled family.

Matthew & Son is another masterly novel of power and compassion from an exceptional writer.


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5.0 out of 5 stars tear jerker 24 Jun 2005
Format:Paperback
I have read about five books by Ruth Hamilton but this one I have enjoyed the most the way she betrays the barevment of the cariture Matthew and the support of his son and others was so touching I would recomend anyone to read this book I have just ordered two more ofRuths books and am looking forword to reading them
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This was a very enjoyable book. I read it very quickly as it gets you involved in the story. I would recommend it . My age group, if this helps, is over 60.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matthew and Son 26 Dec 2012
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Matthew and Son great read as aré all Ruth Hamilton books. I come from Bolton originally and I recognise parts of Bolton.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Matthew and Son 12 Mar 2011
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The book came within a few days and it is nearly as new. I will definately purchase second hand again
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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple but effective 31 Oct 2003
Format:Hardcover
An ordinary everyday life story turns to tragedy but.....The story is extraordinarily written. The author shows in depth knowledge of feelings narrated in the tale. A really page-turner.
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