Parsons, Tony Man and Boy

ISBN 13: 9780007144327

Man and Boy

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9780007144327: Man and Boy

A fabulously engaging and exciting novel about a man who has to learn about life and love the hard way.

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

Man and Boy is the story of how he comes to terms with his life and achieves a degree of self-respect, bringing up his son alone and, gradually, learning what words like love and family really mean.

It is very well written, pacy, funny, and heart-breakingly moving.

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‘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

‘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

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Harry Silver has it all: a beautiful wife, a wonderful son, a great job in the media – but in one night he throws it all away. Then Harry must start to learn what life is really all about.

"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

"One of the finest books published this year… Hilarious and tear-jerking in turns."
EXPRESS

"A grown-up novel that is simultaneously a heart-rending gripping read and suffused with an irresistible reality." GLASGOW HERALD

"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

"Superb. 'Man and Boy' is as witty and sharp as you would expect from Parsons but it is not all bitter – rather profoundly moving. It will strike chords with many readers."
YORKSHIRE POST

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers, London (2002)
ISBN 10: 0007144326 ISBN 13: 9780007144327
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2002. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Now a major TV film. Bookseller Inventory # 022628

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