A brilliant romantic comedy from Mike Gayle, author of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A BACHELOR, perfect for anyone who is even thinking of getting married.
The Stag and Hen Weekend is the story of Phil and Helen, a couple in their thirties about to commit their lives to one another... that is of course if they can just manage to get through their respective stag and hen weekends (his: Amsterdam; hers: a country house and day spa in the Peak District) without falling apart. Told in the unique form of two separate stories that have common characters as well as themes and conclusion, The Stag and Hen Weekend can be read from front to back or from back to front putting the reader in the driver's seat as to which story they wish to read first. Feisty, fun and thought provoking.
Gayle at his best - Sun
A unique story, filled with quirky off-beat characters . . . An addictive read from start to finish . . . Filled to the brim with vibrant characters and one-liners, Mike Gayle brings a breath of fresh air to the chick-lit genre. - Handwritten Girl
Innovative new book from chick-lit king Mike Gayle . . . it's hilarious - Now
Praise for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A BACHELOR:
'This is Mike Gayle at his best - funny, charming, and life-affirming' - Daily Mirror
Unique, funny and full of drama, we loved this story's twist - you can read the hen's tale first, or read from the back and check out the stag's trip. Genius! - Closer
'The Brummie author is particularly adept at depicting male and female characters with equal conviction . . . He affords his characters patience, and his plots all move along swimmingly on the back of his clear and comfy prose . . . The execution is pretty damn smart' Book of the Week **** - Daily Mirror
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. In 2021, Mike is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association.
You can find him online at mikegayle.co.uk and on Twitter @mikegayle.