Thirty-six-year-old Londoner Will loves his life. Living carefree off the royalties of his dad's Christmas song, he's rich, unattached and has zero responsibilities - just the way he likes it.
But when Will meets Marcus, an awkward twelve-year-old who listens to Joni Mitchell and accidentally kills ducks with loaves of bread, an unlikely friendship starts to bloom.
Can this odd duo teach each another how to finally act their age?
Hugely funny and equally heartfelt, Nick Hornby's classic proves you're never too old to grow up. Perfect for fans of David Nicholls and Mike Gayle. ___________________
'A stunner of a novel. Utterly read-in-one-day, forget-where-you-are-on-the-tube-gripping' Marie Claire
'About the awful, hilarious, embarrassing places where children and adults meet, and Hornby has captured it with delightful precision'Irish Times
'It takes a writer with real talent to make this work, and Hornby has it - in buckets' Literary Review
A very entertaining and endearing read ― The Times
A stunner of a novel.Utterly read-in-one-day, forget-where-you-are-on-the-tube-gripping ― Marie Claire
About the awful, hilarious, embarrassing places where children and adults meet, and Hornby has captured it with delightful precision ― Irish Times
It takes a writer with real talent to make this work, and Hornby has it - in buckets ― Literary Review
About the Author
NICK HORNBY is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity and About a Boy, and several works of nonfiction including his ground-breaking debut, Fever Pitch. He has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and, most recently, State of the Union.