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Starting Over Paperback – 13 May 2010

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Praise for Starting Over:

‘Funny and touching’ Woman and Home

‘One of the many great things about a Tony Parsons novel is that they always make you feel not just alive, but even more aware of how precious life is … Another modern classic’ Mirror

'Returning to familiar themes of relationships and fatherhood … Tony Parsons has written his most engaging novel to date.' GQ

'From the author of Man and Boy comes this honest and funny story of a man whose life is transformed when he's given a 19-year-old's heart.' Heat

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'A funny, sad love story' Spectator

'Tony Parsons is the master of the bittersweet love story' Red

'Parsons has created a much bigger and more compelling book. It's a major achievement' Mirror

‘Funny, serious, tender and honest…Tony Parsons is writing about the genuine dilemmas of modern life’
Sunday Express

‘He takes as his specialist subject contemporary emotional issues which almost every other male writer has ignored’ Guardian

‘Memorable and poignant – nobody squeezes more genuine emotion from a scene than Tony Parsons’ Spectator

About the Author

Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , winner of the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels – One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell and My Favourite Wife – were all bestsellers. He lives in London.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins GB (13 May 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0007226519
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0007226511
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
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Have you met the people next door?

They are charming. They are beautiful.

And they know the secrets that you keep.

They live in the Gardens – a quiet leafy corner of the countryside – but not so quiet that you can’t get decent coffee.

And don’t we all want to live in the Gardens?

A young married couple flee the city for a little corner of paradise, exchanging their flat with all its unhappy memories for a small honey-coloured house among the rolling green hills of Oxfordshire.

Their new home is their dream. Their new neighbours are welcoming. The Gardens feels like the perfect place for the Wades - Lana and Roman, a photographer and a doctor - to begin again.

The Wades are an attractive, popular couple. But they are also a couple with a secret, a secret buried in the life they have left behind, a secret they have shared with no-one. But their new neighbours – these friendly, affluent, educated men and women in the Gardens – have secrets of their own.

Terrible secrets. Unimaginable secrets.

The true story of an unhappy wife who ran away. The true crime of a happy family who lived – and so tragically died – in Lana and Roman’s new home.

As Lana struggles to adjust to her new life in paradise, she begins to believe that these events are somehow connected.

And Roman increasingly thinks that his beloved wife is going out of her mind, still traumatised by what happened to them in their old life.

And they can’t both be right.

The People Next Door is a psychological thriller full of shocking turns and twists – a murder mystery wrapped in a love story, and a love story wrapped in a murder mystery. It is about the hard truths we all hide - and what we will do for love.

And what happens when the people next door know the secret that you keep.

The book appears in hardback and Kindle on 31st March 2021 with a paperback release of 1st September 2021. I really hope you like it. Thank you.


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