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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (1 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778302644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778302643
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,233,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sarah Tucker is an award winning journalist, broadcaster and author, having written seven novels to date and two travel books HAVE BABY WILL TRAVEL and HAVE TODDLER WILL TRAVEL. She devised and presented the award winning Jazz Fm Travel Guide, featuring the best of blues and jazz from around the world, and interviewing celebrities about their worst and most unusual travel experiences. She was also a travel correspondent for Classic Fm and Sky News, and presented reports for the BBC Holiday Program. While three months pregnant she retraced the footsteps of the goldrush stampeders from Skagway Alaska to Dawson City in the Yukon, for the Discovery Channel. She's also anchored the ITV series I WANT THAT HOUSE REVISITED, interviewing buyers of property around the world. Sarah freelances for most of the nationals and womens' consumer titles and is travel editor of the Sheengate Group of titles covering most of Surrey and SW London. More details about Sarah including her regular blog can be found on www.sarahtucker.info (Ipad and iphone compatible) and www.sarahtucker-website.com (broadcast).

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'A painfully honest and emotionally raw diary...much more than your standard chick-lit tale.' --Irish Examiner

About the Author

Bestselling author of The Playground Mafia, Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and broadcaster, dividing her time between England and France.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katie H on 8 April 2009
Format: Paperback
I read this book only last weekend and have just had to look at the synopsis to remind myself of the characters names. Not sure if that says more about the quality of the book or my memory..

I enjoyed this as a light read, although several serious issues were touched upon with sensitivity. I'm no prude but felt the sex scenes were verging on a little graphic and gratuitous for my liking in some areas (wondered if I'd picked up a Black Lace book after the first 100 pages or so), and the whole book seemed geared purely towards the two main characters ending up in bed together.

I didn't feel that enough attention was focussed on building up the female characters, other than Hazel. I also hardly felt I knew Joe by the end of the book, or believed at all that Hazel and Joe would have an enduring relationship.

I felt this was in the main, a well written book, but something made me feel it had been rushed out to meet a deadline and details had been skimped upon. Interested to see what other readers will think..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sgermain on 20 July 2011
Format: Paperback
Let's start with the non-kiss. That is a moment of the novel that has seared itself into my memory as the most seductive few pages that I have EVER read, so much so that I still have occasional flashbacks to that scene even though it's been a few weeks since I finished the book. You'll find it in Chapter....no, actually I won't say which one, because you have to read the rest to fully enjoy the tension, the passion and the subtlety compressed into that scene.

The object is the younger man, but the subject of the book is the older woman, an individual who understands that there is more to life than a best friend's wedding, Mr. Right, and Manolo Blahniks. This is for women who have had their own wedding(s), survived Mr. Wrong, and wear Manolo Blahniks because they want to wear them, not because he likes them.

THE YOUNGER MAN is an ego-boost for an older woman. It reminds us that looks can grab men's attention, but it's the confidence that keeps the good ones there. Ironically we exude confidence when we frankly don't give a damn. That is precisely when men come running. The nugget of truth, the moral in Hazel's story, is that a woman must find herself first, THEN Mr. Right comes looking for her. It never works in the reverse.

THE YOUNGER MAN reminds any woman past thirty that we have much more to offer than glamour magazines, television, and movies would have us believe. Thanks for the reminder Sarah, I needed that!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sassy on 25 Nov. 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
The story moved along at a slow pace, and the author didn't seem to invest much time or growth in any of the characters. Hazel didn't really achieve anything throughout the novel, her love interest, Joe, was wishy-washy. There was no spark or chemistry between them and their was no depth to either of them. I only forced myself to finish it because I hate reading half a book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karielle @ Books à la Mode on 27 Sept. 2010
Format: Paperback
The English really do do it better. I discovered the delightful Sarah Tucker when I first picked up her novel, The Last Year of Being Single. It didn't seem like my type of story, but after reading the first page, I was eager to find out what would happen by the last. When I finished it, I felt sort of changed. I felt like I had to do something; I felt like it wouldn't be quite right for me to just close the book and put it place it on my bookshelf and forget about it forever. So I went online and bought two of her other books. When I was through with them, I contacted her, telling her what a fan I was, and how much I enjoyed her stories. I also asked if she would mind "autographing" the books for me. She doesn't live in the country, so bookplates seemed to be a good idea. She enthusiastically agreed to send me a few, thanking me for being a reader on the way. Two weeks later, I received something in my mailbox, but it wasn't an envelope of bookplates. Sarah had sent me two of her books, two I didn't have, and they were SIGNED! That very same day, I started and finished The Younger Man, and I am thrilled to be able to share my review. It makes me so happy how generous and loving to readers that authors can be these days. This one is for Sarah Tucker.

Blurb: Does life really begin at forty?
Successful, divorced lawyer Hazel Chamberlayne is sexy, independent and about to hit forty. Hazel also has a group of friends she loves and trusts, who love and trust her...and she doesn't need a man.
Not, that is, until the intelligent, engaging and ten years younger Joe Ryan becomes a new partner in the law firm.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Litchick on 23 May 2009
Format: Paperback
I have got to say from the gratuitous brazilian wax in opening chapter, ooh aren't I shocking to the not so sexy texting (yeuck) and the daft names for the nightclub Pisstake?? This book is writing by numbers. Dialogue is awful. Nobody talks like that especially aforementioned waxer. No real plot. Random death of friend from breast cancer thrown in. I's a big issue but we don't care because never get any real idea of the characters. Whole trip to Disneyland there so author could add some piece about what you should have done by a certain age. Know this is meant to be a light read but there are loads better ones out there. This sort of book gives chick lit a bad name! I agree with the other review totally and would take it further as I skimmed over the last half as I couldn't take anymore.
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