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The Man Who Fell In Love With His Wife

Paul Burke

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Meet Frank - the ex-priest who's about to become a father of a very different kind.

Newly-wed Frank Dempsey, a former Catholic priest, can now luxuriate in the sublime joys of his wife's arms.

Yet Frank isn't really off-duty from charitable deeds - when he isn't driving his black cab for a local taxi firm, he is in hot demand to speak at christenings and funerals. Or to inspire people to flock to the dance floor as a DJ.

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

  • 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

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

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

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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.