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Name:  Frederic Michael Raphael  

Pen Name: Mark Caine


Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Frederic Michael Raphael on WorldCat --

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Richard's Things
ISBN: 0450052230

New Eng. Lib.. 1981

Page edges tanned. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.

The Glittering Prizes
ISBN: 1906217335

JR Books. 2007

Adam Morris, Alan Parks, Mike Clode, Anna Cunnginham, Barbara Ransome and the others leave Cambridge University to discover varying degrees of satisfaction, success and material comfort. But over all of them lies the common memory of those heady, golden days spent in unravelling the knots of friendship, in exploratory sex and in Badinage, that none of them will ever quite forget.A compelling story, "The Glittering Prizes" reflects the changing attitudes and styles of a generaton that went to Cambridge in the fifties.The subject of a highly acclaimed television series starring Tom Conti, "The Glitter Prizes" is a witty, incisive, beautifully written evocation of an era and its children.

Heaven and Earth
ISBN: 0140083308

Penguin Books. 1986

Life might have been very different for Gideon.
Failed academic turned literary odd-jobber, Gideon Shand is bedevilled by his youth. Through his own fault, the chance of a brilliant Cambridge career has been missed. Nor is all well with his seemingly happy marriage: his wife should have married someone else...
When Gideon s alter ego, Stephen Heilman, helps the Shands move to his own neighbourhood from the troublesome city of Chaworth, the past finally catches up with them, forcing Gideon to face the truth.
This stylish novel of sexual deceit, ambition- and failure - has all the mordant wit and stinging social comment that mark Raphael as one of our most dazzling novelists.
Raphael is spot on in his observation.
One of our most competent and consistently entertaining chroniclers - Guardian
By far and away the best thing he has ever done. The book is written with great aplomb... and the dialogue is exceptional -Financial Times
Cover illustration by Gary Keane

After the War
ISBN: 0670825638

Viking Adult. 1989

In post World War II Europe, Michael Jordan and Joe Hirsch share a friendship marked by combativeness, a common Jewish heritage, and their ties to Michael's sister, Rachel

Hidden I: A Myth Revised
ISBN: B00165W3D0

Thames and Hudson, London. 1990

Old Scores
ISBN: 1857994205

McArthur & Co / Orion Con Trad. 1996

Rachel and Pansy Stannard are "the good and the bad news" as far as their divorced parents are concerned. Rachel's highly unsuitable marriage to Roger Raikes shocks and embarrasses her smart friends. To escape financial ruin they move to France, but when Pansy comes to stay, paradise becomes hell.



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