Golden Boy

Golden Boy

This is one of Rosemary Friedman's best-loved novels. High-flyer Freddie Lomax is vice-chairman of a city bank. Popular and sociable, others are drawn to the magnetic field of his charm.

Utterly without warning he is given two hours to clear his desk and finds himself joining the ranks of the middle-aged unemployed. His confidence that a new job will appear proves unfounded and with his self-esteem in tatters he takes his frustrations out on his wife.

After reaching rock bottom and attempting to take his own life, Freddie befriends Becky, an abused adolescent patient in the psychiatric clinic to which he is referred, and through helping her finds his own salvation and saves his marriage.

'What a story! What a storyteller!' Daily Mail

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25 Jul 2013
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About the author

  • Rosemary Friedman

    Rosemary Friedman has published 26 titles including 21 novels and 3 non-fiction works which have been translated into several languages and serialised by the BBC. She has published 2 childrens' books and more than 50 short stories. She has written commissioned screenplays (UK & USA) and television scripts including the pilot for 'Shrinks' (Euston Films, Thames Television) screened 1991 and 'Baby Blues' (BBC1 Doctors) screened 2002. Her stage play Home Truths starred Christopher Cazenove, Edward Hardwicke and Lynda Baron and was co-produced by the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; it toured major UK venues in 1997. Her stage play Change of Heart had its world première at the New End Theatre in 2004. An Eligible Man was premièred at the New End Theatre in May 2008 and in Kielce, Poland, in December 2011. It had a UK commercial tour in April 2012 and will have a further UK tour in 2014.

    Titles by Rosemary Friedman

    A Loving Mistress
    The man who understood women by Rosemary Friedman
    A Writer's Commonplace Book
    The Writing Game