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Harry Silver returns to face life in the "blended family." A wonderful new novel about modern times, which can be read as a sequel to the million selling Man and Boy, or completely on its own. Man and Wife is a novel about love and marriage -- about why we fall in love and why we marry; about why we stay and why we go. Harry Silver is a man coming to terms with a divorce and a new marriage. He has to juggle with time and relationships, with his wife and his ex-wife, his son and his stepdaughter, his own work and his wife's fast-growing career. Meanwhile his mother, who stood so steadfastly by his father until he died, is not getting any younger or stronger herself. In fact, everything in Harry's life seems complicated. And when he meets a woman in a million, it gets even more so! Man and Wife stands on its own as a brilliant novel about families in the new century, written with all the humour, passion and superb storytelling that have made Tony Parsons a favourite author in over thirty countries. / Man and Boy achieved number one on the Booktrack and Sunday Times lists,17 months and one million copies after paperback publication! / Man and Boy was a major BBC TV drama for Easter 2002

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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.

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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 'One of the finest books published this year! Hilarious and tear-jerking in turns' Express Praise for One for my Baby: One for my Baby! covers almost the entire spectrum of human emotion with the same combination of self-deprecating humour and well-intentioned bafflement that endeared Man and Boy to millions of readers.' The Observer 'One For My Baby is stylish, polished, complex and it really gets its teeth into the big issues of sex, love, family and friendship.' The Mirror More praise for Man and Boy: '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 More praise for One for my Baby: 'Parsons pays eloquent testimony to the dignity, courage and humour of the old and dying, and the way small acts of kindness can give birth to saving grace. He makes the reader care.' Independent on Sunday

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