Man and Boy

Man and Boy

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The 20th anniversary edition of the multi-million copy bestseller!

'Wistful, touching and funny' Mail on Sunday

'Hilarious and tear-jerking in turns' Express

'A sharp, witty and wise book straight from the heart' Daily Mail

Harry Silver has it all. A successful job in TV, a gorgeous wife, a lovely child. But in one moment of madness, he chucks it all away.

A modern classic, Man and Boy is a hilarious and touching novel about how Harry comes to terms with his life, brings up his son alone and, gradually, learns what words like love and family really mean.

Includes a new foreword and Q&A from Tony Parsons!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • 20th Anniversary edition
  • 0006512135
  • 9780006512134
  • 98,566

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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'

'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'

'A finely constructed novel that says more about human relationships than a library of psychology manuals, hitting the funny bone and the emotional jugular at one and the same time' Irish Times

'A grown-up novel that is simultaneously a heart-rending gripping read and suffused with an irresistible reality' Glasgow Herald
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About Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons is an award-winning journalist and a bestselling novelist. He left school at 16 to work in Gordon's gin factory and his first job in journalism was as a staff writer on New Musical Express. His novel Man and Boy became a publishing phenomenon - a multi-million copy bestseller, winner of the UK Book of the Year award and translated into over 40 languages. Tony lives in London with his wife, daughter and their dog, Stan.
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Rating details

14,192 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 18% (2,487)
4 36% (5,091)
3 34% (4,884)
2 9% (1,346)
1 3% (384)
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