Why has his wife abandoned him after 23 years of blissful marriage? Is she having a midlife crisis? Should he be having one, too?
Life is absolutely fine for Hugh and Liz Thorpe in Cambridge, England – a comfortable lifestyle, good health, kids to be proud of and a loving relationship. Then Hugh decides to take early retirement and it all goes hopelessly wrong.
A succession of twists and turns are preventing a restoration to the normality that the couple increasingly crave as their children, parents and friends find out that immaturity isn’t exclusively the preserve of the young.
A satirical novel about the fragility of even the most robust relationships.
If you like wry British humor, this is for you.
“This tale of self-doubt, adultery and forgiveness is shot through with humour and compassion. A most enjoyable read.” David Lister, The Independent
“Warm, witty, poignant…characters that stay with you.”
June Flath, author of A Secret Affair and Lost and Found
“Modern life is captured in a completely recognizable way, the style is accessible, vivid and entertaining. Best bit of fiction I've read on this theme.”
“Laugh out loud funny and completely moving at the same time.”
BIOGRAPHY I live in Cambridge, England and am the author of five novels - A Street Café Named Desire, The Engagement Party, Jack and Jill Went Downhill, Mid-life follies, and The bench by Cromer beach. I have been published by Headline Accent and Lume Books. My writing provides a male take on relationships, using humour and poignancy to describe my characters' tragi-comic journeys in search of love. I'm a member of UK Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors. In addition to writing I play tennis and have a mild addiction to dried mango slices.
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