‘Simmering beneath the dazzling sunlight there are gritty undercurrents aplenty’ Express
‘The prose seamlessly pulls you along…a lasting novel about belief and longing’ Daily Mirror
‘A love letter to Thailand’ BBC
‘ … a simple yet effective story, exploring the incessant search for happiness and what people will do to secure it’ Irish Examiner
‘Tony Parson's great skill is that he can cut to the core of relationships’ The Book Bag
‘[The Finn Family] soon discover the start truth behind the tourist-brochure ‘holiday paradise’ image, before emerging emotionally stronger from the strains of their relocation’ Sunday Times
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, My Favourite Wife, Starting Over and Men from the Boys were all bestsellers. In summer 2011 he was Writer-in-Residence at London Heathrow, and his first book of short stories, Departures, is based on the experience. He has written a novella about pirates for Quick Reads – Beyond the Bounty.
Have read at least 3 of Tony Parson's books and enjoyed all of them ,but found this story very boring ,and did not enjoy it at all .Very disappointed .Published 8 months ago by I.R. Evans.
Although this book was not as heart grabbing as Parsons series about marriage and fatherhood, it is well written and interesting. Read morePublished 11 months ago by boswynn
I have spent many lovely holidays in Thailand and visited Phuket a few times. The book is very well,written. It made me laugh and cry.Published 18 months ago by Christine Bryan
I could totally visualise this whole book. Very descriptive read with some loveable characters. I would recommend it. We read it as one of our book club books this year.Published 20 months ago by Sarah Cunningham