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One for My Baby

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

3.7
(78)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 400 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional , German

Isbn-10: 0006514812 | Isbn-13: 9780006514817 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

Also available as: Audio CD , Audio Cassette , Hardcover , Others , Softcover and Stapled , eBook

Category: Fiction & Literature , Romance , Travel

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Book Description

How many times can we love -- truly love -- in the course of one lifetime?

Alfie Budd found the perfect woman. Then he lost her. And he doesn't believe you get a second chance at love.


Returning to London after a brief, idyllic marriage overseas, Alfie Budd finds his world collapsing around him -- his parents' marriage, his grand-mother's health, his own ambitions for his career. If only he could pick up the phone and call his beloved Rose, the wife he lost. But Rose is gone forever.

Believing his chance for love has passed, Alfie takes comfort in a string of fleeting affairs while he teaches at Churchill's Language School. But then Alfie meets two people who help him to start putting his broken heart back together.

One is George Chang, the old Chinese man he sees practicing Tai Chi in the park every morning. Surrounded by his strong, loving family, George Chang teaches Alfie more than Tai Chi.

The other is Jackie Day, a single mother who needs Alfie's help in completing her education so she can go back to college. But what happens when the teacher starts falling for his student?

Can Alfie give up meaningless sex for a mean-ingful relationship? Will he ever have a family life like the Changs'? And how much room in our hearts do we really have for love?

Like his runaway bestseller, Man and Boy, Tony Parsons's new novel is full of laughter and tears, biting social comment and overwhelming emotion. It is a book about love, family, sex, Tai Chi and the human heart.

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  • 4

    have to admit that this is not as good as Man and Boy, but it's impossible for one, who has lived in both London and Hong Kong, not to like this book.

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  • 2

    男人與情人們

    都算係奇事.. 巧合下座定定半日
    睇左4/5 亦是看完了...
    故事簡單就係...
    一個唔靚仔時時鬱鬱不歡鬼佬教師,
    老婆過身後的迷迷糊糊事咁.....

    幾難頂的...
    特別是初段男主角在香港的日子,作者對香港「出色」的描述...
    差d 睇到掟書...
    好在忍到中段.... 講男主角的家庭事好番d
    不過又好死地...lee個男人與情人們的內容...
    仲悶過本人....死得
    幸好ending 算結得合理... 幾怕佢老老套套咁
    題外話:本野翻譯唔惦...看來都唔會買佢 ...continue

    都算係奇事.. 巧合下座定定半日
    睇左4/5 亦是看完了...
    故事簡單就係...
    一個唔靚仔時時鬱鬱不歡鬼佬教師,
    老婆過身後的迷迷糊糊事咁.....

    幾難頂的...
    特別是初段男主角在香港的日子,作者對香港「出色」的描述...
    差d 睇到掟書...
    好在忍到中段.... 講男主角的家庭事好番d
    不過又好死地...lee個男人與情人們的內容...
    仲悶過本人....死得
    幸好ending 算結得合理... 幾怕佢老老套套咁
    題外話:本野翻譯唔惦...看來都唔會買佢本好似出名的男人與男孩了,

    男人與情人們
    買入 $74.4
    值 $20(消磨左一天) + $10 (內容) = $30

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  • 5

    每每讀到一半讀不下去,淚水含在眼框。只有曾經失去過一個人,會了解同樣的心情。那是哀悼期,是長假,是你的弔念和他的回憶。我也想像男主角一樣學太極,不是只有太極這件事,是想不要迷惘,逃避哀傷。

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