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The Man Who Fell In Love With His Wife

Paul Burke

13 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A warm, romantic comedy from the author of FATHER FRANK: Funny, thoughtful and original STEPHEN FRY.

Frank Dempsey is back but this time as a father of a very different kind.

Newly-wed Frank Dempsey, a former non-believing Catholic priest, can now luxuriate in the sublime joys of his wifes arms and the paradise of silk versus sackcloth.

Yet Frank isnt off-duty from charitable deeds when he isnt driving his black cab for a local taxi firm, he is in hot demand to speak at weddings, christenings and funerals. Or to inspire people to flock to the dancefloor with his skills as a DJ.

From the Big Apple to the bitten apple, Frank soon discovers that the tempting sins of the flesh have consequences; when Frank becomes a real father, he realises he is going to need a miracle to feed the five thousand . . .

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Praise for The Man Who Fell In Love With His Wife

  • A perfect gem of warmth and humour with a charming twist - The Bookseller

  • Like a gift from heaven - OK! on The Man Who Fell in Love with His Wife

  • Laughs a-plenty as former Father Frank Dempsey copes with being a dad - Daily Mirror

  • 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

  • A fast and entertaining read . . . It all has a Richard Curtis-esque veneer . . . it works because its real' - Sunday Express

  • A perfect gem of warmth and humour with a charming twist, it is highly addictive and worthy of mass recommendation. - The Bookseller

  • A fast and entertaining read . . . It all has a Richard Curtis-esque veneer . . . it works because it s real' Sunday Express 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

  • 'Like a gift from heaven - OK! on The Man Who Fell in Love with His Wife

  • 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

  • Laughs a-plenty as former Father Frank Dempsey copes with being a dad Daily Mirror on The Man Who Fell in Love with His Wife

  • 'A perfect gem of warmth and humour with a charming twist, it is highly addictive and worthy of mass recommendation. The Bookseller on The Man Who Fell in Love with His Wife

  • 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

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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.