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Man and Boy

Man and Boy

Author: Tony Parsons
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A fabulously engaging and exciting novel about a man who has to learn about life and love the hard way. Harry Silver has it all. A successful job in TV, a gorgeous wife, a lovely child. And in one moment of madness, he chucks it all away. Man and Boy is the story of how he comes to terms with his life and achieves a degree of self-respect, bringing up his son alone and, gradually, learning what words like love and family really mean. It is very well written, pacy, funny, and heart-breakingly moving.

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A fabulously engaging and exciting novel about a man who has to learn about life and love the hard way. Harry Silver has it all. A successful job in TV, a gorgeous wife, a lovely child. And in one moment of madness, he chucks it all away. Man and Boy is the story of how he comes to terms with his life and achieves a degree of self-respect, bringing up his son alone and, gradually, learning what words like love and family really mean. It is very well written, pacy, funny, and heart-breakingly moving. / Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller, now over 1.2 million copies sold / Whitakers Gold Award-winning paperback / An author who is highly visible in the media -- blanket coverage for latest hardcover, hugely favourable to the book / A book that hits all the topical notes about parenting and marriage. One that men will read with a toe-curling sense of recognition and women will read to find out what makes men tick! / The author himself brought up his son on his own -- lots of interesting publicity angles / Competition: Nick Hornby

Awards

Winner of Butler & Tanner Book of the Year 2001 and Whitaker Gold Book Award 2001 and British Book Awards: Butler & Tanner Book of the Year Award 2001.

Reviews
'Wistful, touching and funny, it looks back at the glory days of the family without losing hope for the future. In the end, it is a deeply touching book: a love letter to a son from his father, and to a father from his son' Mail on Sunday 'One of the finest books published this year! Hilarious and tear-jerking in turns' Express 'Parsons has written a sharp, witty and wise book straight from his heart. His characters are all nitty-gritty, bounce-off-the-page, real people; his dialogue is brilliant' Daily Mail 'A touching novel! full of quiet tenderness, and written from the heart' Independent
Author description

Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , winner of the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels - One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell and My Favourite Wife - were all bestsellers. He lives in London.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780006512134
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : March 2000
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 368
  • : Tony Parsons
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92