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Two Outstanding Authors

Portrait photograph of author Tony Parsons

Men and Boys
by Tony Parsons

The Author

Journalist, broadcaster and writer, Tony Parsons is the author of the million-copy bestseller Man and Boy which won the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels - One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell and My Favourite Wife -were all bestsellers. He lives in London. Tony has attended several Gliterary Lunches in the past and he expressly asked if he could meet the Aberdeen Gliterary Lunchers this time.

Praise for Tony Parsons

'Tony Parsons gets inside the heads and hearts of modern men.'
The Times

'Funny and touching'
Woman & Home

The Plot

This is the final episode in the trilogy that began with MAN AND BOY. It is ten years on and crunch time for Harry. Life is good; he has a beautiful wife, three wonderful children and a great job. But Harry is about to turn forty and his ex-wife is back in town.

His fifteen-year-old son moves out to live with his mother, Harry's job is at risk and his wife is unsettled by the reappearance of her own ex, their dream seems to be falling apart. Into the chaos of Harry Silver's life stroll two soldiers who fought alongside Harry's late father in 1944. Can these two grumpy old men help Harry Silver and show him what it really means to be a man? Funny, moving and unforgettable, MEN FROM THE BOYS is a story of how we live now.

Portrait photograph of author Rosie Wallace

A Small Town Affair
by Rosie Wallace

The Author

Rosie Wallace is wife of the former deputy First Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats. A speech and language therapist from Glasgow, she moved to Kirkwall when he won the seat for Orkney and Shetland. There she had to adapt to a life where her husband spent half the week 700 miles south at Westminster. A Small Town Affair is her first book, not autobiographical she claims but certainly set in a world she knows intimately.

Praise for Rosie Wallace

'Wallace gleefully exposes the gossipy though bubbles of the self-righteous and genteel...consistently wry and often joyously funny.'
The Herald

'Neatly observed...enjoyably witty.'
The Scotsman

The Plot

Take one small town where everyone thinks they know everyone else's business. Add three households: MP Mike Andrews, his wife Gill and two young children; Church of Scotland minister Tom Graham, his wife Ali, two teenage daughters and an afterthought; Sixty-something local businessman Jack Caldwell, and his childless wife Phyllis. Mix in several large dollops of scandal, some secrets and a tragedy. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil. Season with one eccentric old lady - Minty Oliver - and serve with the tabloid press and a big helping of local gossip.

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