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After Alfie Budd’s beloved wife dies, he returns to England to find his parents feuding and his grandmother’s health failing. Alfie’s ambitions to be a writer are fading as well. But when he begins tutoring a young single mother for her A level exams, his bewildering life is suddenly transformed. A widely published journalist and the best-selling author of Man and Boy, Tony Parsons also regularly appears on BBC television.

©2001 Tony Parsons (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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A riveting story of working through grief

This is a book I couldn't put down. It's tender, thoughtful, with well developed characters. And it's well read. If you're looking for the kind of story with suspense and action, this isn't a good choice. It's the story of a young man living after his wife's death, trying to survive and then to make sense of conflicting emotions. People are not cartoons and many of them are unpredictable. A refreshing experience.

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Very sweet book.. enjoyed it

Not a murder book. I love all the other series. But this was about the changes and attitude adjustments in a life.