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The Resource Tucker's deadline : a true story, Robin Binckes, (electronic resource)

Tucker's deadline : a true story, Robin Binckes, (electronic resource)

Label
Tucker's deadline : a true story
Title
Tucker's deadline
Title remainder
a true story
Statement of responsibility
Robin Binckes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the true story of Irving Tucker, who married an English girl, Yvonne, and left South Africa in 1976 to farm sheep on the Welsh border, growing their own organic vegetables and living a healthy life style. They returned to South Africa every year on holiday. The couple was childless. The book deals with Irving\2019s complex personality and his love of practical jokes, and traces the relationship between him and the writer over the period 1961-2011. The death of Yvonne in 2010 is the primary reason why Irving announces to his friends that he is going to kill himself; this despite the fact that he is healthy, relatively young and has recently sold a piece of art for over Đ1 million. For two years following Yvonne's death, his friends attempt to dissuade him from committing suicide, never sure whether it is a cry for help, an attempt to get attention, another practical joke or a serious threat. He sponsors an elephant-collaring in the bush and invites a group of friends to join him for this last African adventure. Around the campfire at night, he and his friends openly discuss his plans. The polarized reactions of Tucker's confidants range from vehement denial to vehement support, as he advises them that his suicide date is rapidly approaching. In January 2011 he returns home to England, his deadline the end of February. Irving Tucker is a complex character with great attributes and glaring faults. This is a story of love, friendship and caring, of laughter, fun, sadness and tragedy. It is the story of a man determined to leave this world at a time of his choosing."--Back cover
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Binckes, Robin
Dewey number
362.28092
LC call number
HV6545
LC item number
.B49 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tucker, Irving
  • Suicide victims
Label
Tucker's deadline : a true story, Robin Binckes, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001472992
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781920143978
Lccn
2012287843
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001472992
Label
Tucker's deadline : a true story, Robin Binckes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001472992
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781920143978
Lccn
2012287843
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001472992

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