The Man Who Fell In Love With His Wife
By Paul Burke
Meet Frank - the ex-priest who's about to become a father of a very different kind.
Newly-wed Frank Dempsey, a former Catholic priest, can now luxuriate in the sublime joys of his wife's arms.
Yet Frank isn't really off-duty from charitable deeds - when he isn't driving his black cab for a local taxi firm, he is in hot demand to speak at christenings and funerals. Or to inspire people to flock to the dancefloor as a DJ.
Frank soon discovers that the tempting sins of the flesh have consequences; when Frank becomes a real father, he realises he is going to need a miracle to feed the five thousand...
His advertising work has won him almost every award in industry including campaigns for Barclaycard, VW, PG Tips, British Gas and Budweiser. At the same time he pursued a parallel career as a DJ on radio, in clubs and has worked for LBC, GLR and Heart 106.2. He has also written for the Guardian, Tatler and The Sunday Times.
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09 May 2013
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Hodder & Stoughton
A fast and entertaining read . . . It all has a Richard Curtis-esque veneer . . . it works because its real' — Sunday Express
Laughs a-plenty as former Father Frank Dempsey copes with being a dad — Daily Mirror
A very skilful practitioner of a genre hitherto dominated by Nick Hornby and Tony Parsons . . . this novel should secure his position in that particular literary gang — Time Out on The Man Who Fell in Love with His Wife
Like a gift from heaven — OK! on The Man Who Fell in Love with His Wife
A perfect gem of warmth and humour with a charming twist — The Bookseller