The Third Party

The Third Party


By (author) Harry Ritchie

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  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 222mm x 28mm | 396g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340827122
  • ISBN 13: 9780340827123
  • Illustrations note: n/a

Product description

When redundancy comes for Ewan it's not too bad. It's the company he built up himself that he's leaving, and, having left his wife at almost the same time, he finds himself with a lot of money and a lot of time. He buys a flat in Dalston and settles down to watch a lot of television. His next door neighbour helps him to smoke a lot of dope, and his best friend Russell helps him to meet a lot of women.For Richard redundancy is a different story, and something that he can't see coming as he trundles into work each day at his dreary construction-business trade magazine. He dotes on his baby son and his (sometimes less than adoring) wife.What can link these two strangely compulsive - and compelling - characters as they take their individual journeys through modern manhood - and modern London THE THIRD PARTY is both wonderfully funny and deeply moving, a brilliantly observed comedy of manners for our times.

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Author information

Harry Ritchie was born in Fife in 1958. He was Literary Editor of The Sunday Times from 1993 to 1995. He is the author of THE LAST PINK BITS and FRIDAY NIGHT CLUB and currently lives in London.

Review quote

"* 'Irrepressible energy... sheer pleasure to read' - Independent on FRIDAY NIGHT CLUB * 'A deft and highly entertaining skit on 21st century manhood' - Daily Mail on FRIDAY NIGHT CLUB * 'A most assured debut for a new and intelligent Scottish voice' - Daily Express on FRIDAY NIGHT CLUB * 'Written with colour, pace and sharp intelligence... the book is not illustrated but with such vivid writing pictures are hardly necessary.' - Sunday Telegraph on THE LAST PINK BITS * 'Consistently engaging, good-tempered and funny' - Spectator on THE LAST PINK BITS * 'Brilliantly observed and mordantly funny' - Telegraph on THE LAST PINK BITS"