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The Life of Reilly

Paul Burke

7 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

What do you do when you find Miss Right ten years too late

Sean Reilly seems to have his life sorted: lovely family, beautiful house and lucrative career as a voice-over artist. But he craves the sort of romance and affection that he no longer receives from his wife. When she sets up home in Kent without him he wonders why, once married, women want men to change and hate it when they don't Whereas men never want women to change and hate it when they do.

Lucy Ross, 'caught single' after a career development sends her long-term boyfriend into paroxysms of jealousy, is also looking for romance. She doesn't want Sean to change - she just wants him. Full stop. So could the life of Reilly be sorted after all

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Praise for The Life of Reilly

  • I defy the most hard-hearted cynic not to not find something just as seductive in his writing - Sunday Express

  • A very skilful practitioner of a genre hitherto dominated by Nick Hornby and Tony Parsons . . . this novel should secure his position in that particular literary gang - Time Out on THE MAN WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS WIFE

  • Like a gift from heaven - OK! on THE MAN WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS WIFE

  • Burke moves between the two characters' points of view, bringing both a persuasive male perspective and a sympathetic feminine position . . . Burke's bubbly enthusiasm for London, where the novel is set, is infectious, as is his characters' passion for food, travel and romance - Daily Telegraph

  • Original and comedic . . . very cool, very pithy - The Express on FATHER FRANK

  • Burke's characters and their unfolding story have depth and charm - Hello magazine on UNTORN TICKETS

  • His writing is just the right mixture of tongue-in-cheek meets heartwarming and he makes you laugh . . . it works because it's real . . . I defy the most hard-hearted cynic not to find something just as seductive in his writing - Sunday Express on THE MAN WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS WIFE

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Paul Burke

His advertising work has won him almost every award in industry including campaigns for Barclaycard, VW, PG Tips, British Gas and Budweiser. At the same time he pursued a parallel career as a DJ on radio, in clubs and has worked for LBC, GLR and Heart 106.2. He has also written for the Guardian, Tatler and The Sunday Times.