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The Importance of Being a Bachelor

Mike Gayle

11 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Bestselling chick-lit author returns to his roots with this hilarious, touching novel about three clueless, charming brothers and the women in their lives.

Despite the example of their own parents' enduring marriage, the three Bachelor brothers show no signs of settling down. Adam has a string of glamorous girlfriends, but they aren't suitable wife material. Luke has just proposed to Cassie but his refusal to consider having children looks like an insurmountable barrier. And baby of the family Russell is in love with the one woman he can't have.

Then their father announces he has been thrown out of the family home and this proves a dramatic catalyst for lots of soul-searching.

Are all three Bachelor brothers totally hopeless cases or just late starters?

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Praise for The Importance of Being a Bachelor

  • This is Mike Gayle at his best - funny, charming and life-affirming - Daily Mirror

  • A refreshing man's-eye view on the world - Candis

  • Praise for THE TO-DO LIST:

  • 'Brilliantly funny' - Daily Mail

  • Put "buy it" at the top of your to do list - Radio 4 Loose Ends

  • Praise for LIFE AND SOUL OF THE PARTY:

  • 'Packed with drama, friendship, love and tragedy, this is a brilliant touching tale of what happens when real life catches up with us.' - Heat

  • 'Moving and powerful'**** - Mirror

  • Praise for WISH YOU WERE HERE:

  • 'Mike Gayle's the guy to give us a tantalising insight into the way men's minds tick . . . this romantic romp is bound to be another huge success . . . a feel-good read with lots of laughs.' - Woman

  • As you'd expect from Gayle, the laughs flow thick and fast, making this a top match for your sunny holiday spirits. - Glamour

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Mike Gayle

Mike Gayle was born and raised in Birmingham. After graduating from Salford University with a degree in Sociology, he moved to London to pursue a career in journalism and worked as a Features Editor and agony uncle. He has written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, the Guardian and Cosmopolitan.

Mike became a full time novelist in 1997 following the publication of his Sunday Times top ten bestseller My Legendary Girlfriend, which was hailed by the Independent as 'full of belly laughs and painfully acute observations,' and by The Times as 'a funny, frank account of a hopeless romantic'. Since then he has written thirteen novels including Mr Commitment, Turning Thirty and The Man I Think I Know. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

You can find him online at mikegayle.co.uk and on Twitter @mikegayle.

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