Faber signs Frayn memoir

<p>Faber has bought a memoir by Michael Frayn, the award-winning author o<em>f Headlong</em> and <em>Spies</em>, which it plans to publish this September.</p><p>Publishing director for non-fiction Julian Loose bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including Canada and serial rights, to My Father&#39;s Fortune through Carol Heaton of Greene &amp; Heaton, who is handling US and translation rights.</p><p>The memoir follows Frayn&#39;s father, an asbestos salesman &quot;with a winning smile, who was quite undaunted by his increasing deafness and family tragedy&quot;. It also looks at Frayn&#39;s childhood in suburban Surrey.</p><p>Frayn said: &quot;This is my first attempt to confront, head-on and full-length, the world I grew up in. I embarked on the journey rather hesitantly, but as the story began to tell itself, at once so familiar to me and so unfamiliar, I found myself being carried along by it to places I had never foreseen.&quot;</p><p>Loose added: &quot;Everyone who loves Michael&#39;s novels and plays will cherish how he re-creates the world of his childhood and his own coming of age.&quot;</p>