The Only Boy for Me

The Only Boy for Me

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Most people would think Annie Baker had it all: an idyllic life in the country and a fabulous job as a producer in London. And so would she, if it weren't for the men in her life. Her six-year-old son Charlie gets traumatised if she buys the wrong kind of sausages. Her tempestuous boss Barney is a Great Director, but keeps getting stuck with dog food commercials, and as for Lawrence, well, he just wants to get her fired. And then she meets Mack Hilarious and poignant, Gil McNeil's brilliant novel will make you laugh and cry.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747557764
  • 9780747557760
  • 2,190,391

Review quote

'Funny and sparkling ... a profoundly moving study of motherhood and true love. Charlie is its hero, more lovable than any fictional lover, worth any sacrifice, absolutely the only boy for me. Breathless for more, you have to read it at one sitting' Ruth Rendell 'A portrait of childhood to rival Roddy Doyle's and an angst-ridden love life to match Helen Fielding's ... You'll laugh till you cry' Glamour 'A joy: a laugh-out-loud account of Annie Baker's life and loves ... a heartbreaking, funny look at parenting and passion' Elle 'Imagine what might happen to Bridget Jones if she'd grown up a bit, got married, had a kid and still wasn't quite ready to give up her boozy nights out with the girls ... Anyone who thought Paddy Clarke and Nick Hornby had cornered the market in cute kids should think again' Hello!show more

About Gil McNeil

Gil McNeil has worked in advertising, the film business and publishing and is now a director of public relations company Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications. She lives in Kent with her son.show more

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437 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 29% (128)
4 37% (160)
3 28% (121)
2 5% (22)
1 1% (6)
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