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About a Boy, Paperback / softback Book

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THE MILLION COPY NO. 1 BESTSELLER 'Just as Helen Fielding describes a particular kind of young woman in Bridget Jones, Hornby Man is an instantly recognisable social phenomenon' - The Guardian'A very entertaining and endearing read' The Times___________________'How cool was Will Freeman?'Too cool!

At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear.

He's also found a great way to score with women: attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a Nice Guy. Which is how Will meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old on the planet.

Marcus is a bit strange: he listens to Joni Mitchell and Mozart, looks after his mum and has never owned a pair of trainers.

But Marcus latches on to Will - and won't let go. Can Will teach Marcus how to grow up cool? And can Marcus help Will just to grow up?This astonishing novel, now a modern classic, was adapted for the acclaimed 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult. _______________'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

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