One for My Baby

Author(s): Tony Parsons

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New novel about men, love and relationships by the author of the Book of the Year, Man and Boy. Alfie Budd found the perfect woman with whom to spend the rest of his life, and then lost her. He doesn't believe you get a second chance at love. Returning to the England he left behind during the brief, idyllic time of his marriage, Alfie finds the rest of his world collapsing around him. He takes comfort in a string of pointless, transient affairs with his students at Churchill's Language School, and he tries to learn Tai Chi from an old Chinese man, George Chang. Will Alfie ever find a family life as strong as the Changs'? Can he give up meaningless sex for a meaningful relationship? And how do you play it when the woman you like has a difficult child who is infatuated with a TV wrestler known as The Slab? Like his runaway bestseller, Man and Boy, Tony Parsons's new novel is full of laughter and tears, biting social comment and overwhelming emotion.


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New novel about men, love and relationships by the author of the Book of the Year, Man and Boy. Alfie Budd found the perfect woman with whom to spend the rest of his life, and then lost her. He doesn't believe you get a second chance at love. Returning to the England he left behind during the brief, idyllic time of his marriage, Alfie finds the rest of his world collapsing around him. He takes comfort in a string of pointless, transient affairs with his students at Churchill's Language School, and he tries to learn Tai Chi from an old Chinese man, George Chang. Will Alfie ever find a family life as strong as the Changs'? Can he give up meaningless sex for a meaningful relationship? And how do you play it when the woman you like has a difficult child who is infatuated with a TV wrestler known as The Slab? Like his runaway bestseller, Man and Boy, Tony Parsons's new novel is full of laughter and tears, biting social comment and overwhelming emotion. / Major marketing campaign / An author who is highly visible in the media / UK Sales of Man and Boy over 1 million copies and rising! A year in the Booktrack 25 Paperback Fiction / Competition: Nick Hornby

Praise for One For My Baby: 'Subtle and intelligent' The Times 'Full of hard-earned wisdom. An essential purchase' GQ 'The same combination of self-deprecating humour and well-intentioned bafflement that endeared Man and Boy to millions of readers' Observer 'Stylish, polished, complex and it really gets its teeth into the big issues of sex, love, family and friendship' Mirror 'Another brilliant novel that combines laughter and tears, love and sex -- and real human emotions' Evening Standard 'The writing is confident and accomplished!He makes the reader care!This is art shot through with humanity' Independent on Sunday 'Heartbreakingly universal and full of killer lines on love and love lost' Financial Times Praise for Man and Boy: '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 'A touching novel! full of quiet tenderness, and written from the heart' Independent '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 grown-up novel that is simultaneously a heart-rending gripping read and suffused with an irresistable reality' Glasgow Herald

Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , published in 36 countries and winner of the UK's Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell and My Favourite Wife, which were all international bestsellers. He began his career on the NME and is currently a columnist on the Daily Mirror and GQ, and a regular guest on BBC TV's Newsnight Review. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

General Fields

  • : 9780006514817
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : July 2001
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Parsons
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 400