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One for My Baby

Parsons, Tony

ISBN 10: 0002261820 / ISBN 13: 9780002261821
Published by HarperCollins, 2001
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0002261820 By the acclaimed author of MAN AND BOY. Bookseller Inventory # 003419

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Title: One for My Baby

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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How many times can we love -- truly love -- in the course of one lifetime?

Alfie Budd found the perfect woman. Then he lost her. And he doesn't believe you get a second chance at love.


Returning to London after a brief, idyllic marriage overseas, Alfie Budd finds his world collapsing around him -- his parents' marriage, his grand-mother's health, his own ambitions for his career. If only he could pick up the phone and call his beloved Rose, the wife he lost. But Rose is gone forever.

Believing his chance for love has passed, Alfie takes comfort in a string of fleeting affairs while he teaches at Churchill's Language School. But then Alfie meets two people who help him to start putting his broken heart back together.

One is George Chang, the old Chinese man he sees practicing Tai Chi in the park every morning. Surrounded by his strong, loving family, George Chang teaches Alfie more than Tai Chi.

The other is Jackie Day, a single mother who needs Alfie's help in completing her education so she can go back to college. But what happens when the teacher starts falling for his student?

Can Alfie give up meaningless sex for a mean-ingful relationship? Will he ever have a family life like the Changs'? And how much room in our hearts do we really have for love?

Like his runaway bestseller, Man and Boy, Tony Parsons's new novel is full of laughter and tears, biting social comment and overwhelming emotion. It is a book about love, family, sex, Tai Chi and the human heart.

About the Author:

Tony Parsons is one of the bestselling authors in the world. In the 1970s, Parsons was a music journalist for NME, the British equivalent of Rolling Stone. In the 1980s, he won numerous awards for his work as a roving reporter. In the 1990s, he became one of the most familiar faces on BBC television and started writing fiction. His semiautobiographical novel, Man and Boy, has been published in 36 countries and is a winner of the UK Book of the Year award.

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