Paul Slippery is 49 years and 5 months old, and lives with his long-suffering wife in Wimbledon, together with their three children. As well as the impending birthday, Paul hears that the character he has played for 20 years in a radio soap is being killed off.
Paul Slippery is 49 and 5 months, and this is his diary in the lead-up to the great day. He lives with his long-suffering wife and three difficult teenage boys in Wimbledon, a figure of fun and pity. To compound his problems, he hears that the soap-opera radio part he has played for 25 years is to be killed off. Oh yes, and he can't remember when he last had sex. A cross between Helen Fielding and Sue Townsend, FORTYSOMETHING holds a funny, painful mirror up for the male fortysomething.
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Nigel Williams was born in Cheshire in 1948, grew up in north London where his father was headmaster of a grammar school, and went to Oriel College, Oxford. He has worked for the BBC as a TV arts programme maker for over 25 years. He has written a number of novels, including most famously THE WIMBLEDON POISONER (Faber, 1990) which was turned into a highly successful TV series. He lives in Putney with his wife and three sons.
Fortysomething by Nigel Williams
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