Mr Phillips, Paperback
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One warm July morning Mr Phillips climbs out of bed, leaving Mrs Phillips dozing.

He prepares for his commute into the city - but this is no ordinary Wednesday.

It is a day on which Mr Phillips will chat with a pornographer, stalk a tv mini-celebrity, have lunch with an aspiring record mogul, and get caught up in a bank robbery.

It is, as Mr Phillips comes to realise, the first day of the rest of his life - whether he wants it to be or not.

All this is both better and worse than being at work.

So why is Mr Phillips, a cautious middle-aged accountant, not behind his desk calculating the financial consequences of redundancies or recommending the savings to be made from more responsible use of yellow sticky note pads?

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An entertaining and slightly surreal dreamscape of London life, statistics, sex and accounts, telling the tale of a man discovering new aspects of the city on his first day after being made redundant.

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