By Mike Gayle
From the No. 1 bestselling author of MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND and MR COMMITMENT comes a third wickedly observed, and poignant novel about love and nostalgia.
From the No. 1 bestselling author of MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND and MR COMMITMENT comes a this wickedly observed, and poignant novel about love and nostalgia.
Unlike most people Matt Beckford is actually looking forward to turning thirty. After struggling through most of his twenties, he thinks his career, finances and love life are finally sorted. But when he splits up with his girlfriend, he realises that life has different plans for him and Matt temporarily moves back home to his parents.
Within hours, his mum and dad are driving him up the wall just like the old days. Feeling nostalgic and desperate for sanity, he decides to get in touch with his old school mates. So, one by one, he tracks down the rest of the magnificent seven - Gershwin, Pete, Bev, Katrina, Elliot and Ginny, his former on-off girlfriend. Back together after a decade apart. But things will never be the same again for any of them because when you're turning thirty nothing's as simple as it used to be.
Previously an Agony Uncle, Mike Gayle is a freelance journalist who has contributed to a variety of magazines including FHM, Sunday Times Style and Cosmopolitan. He is the author of two bestselling novels, MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND and MR COMMITMENT.
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01 Feb 2001
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Hodder & Stoughton
Not just readable, fresh and witty but sophisticated in execution . . . funny but also poignant — Independent on Sunday
A warm, funny romantic comedy — Daily Mail
Mike Gayle has carved a whole new literary niche out of the male confessional novel. He's a publishing phenomenon — Evening Standard
Delightfully observant nostalgia . . . will strike a chord with both sexes — She
Mike Gayle manages to weave everything together with such a warm-the-cockles-of-your-heart manner that once you've finished reading Turning Thirty you want to turn right back to the beginning and start all over again. It's real life - but better than we know it — B Magazine
Praise for MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND:
'Full of belly-laughs and painfully acute observations'
— Independent on Sunday
Funny and endearing . . . chuckle-on-the-bus readable — Heat
Touching and funny — Sunday Mirror
Praise for MR COMMITMENT:
'Something near to mid-period Woody Allen...a delicate blend of realism and whimsy...funny and clever...refreshing to find a male writer working in this genre'
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus meets Men Behaving Badly — Daily Telegraph
Unputdownable — She