William's Progress (Paperback)Matt Rudd (author)
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A brilliant new comic novel about love, marriage, parenthood and the million tiny little things that conspire to trip you up on the rocky road to all three.
William has a twelve-year-old boss bent on his destruction; the interior design duo from hell re-decorating his bathroom; and an angry ginger midget with a mean right hook on his case.
Then there's the flood.
And the village full of Machiavellian nutters.
On the plus side, he has as a gorgeous wife and an adorable new son - and he loves them both. It's just a shame that parenthood doesn't stop him doing the wrong thing at precisely the wrong time, with catastrophic results for his small - and increasingly exasperated - family.
It's very nearly too much for one man to handle.
Correction. It is ENTIRELY too much for one man to handle.
And that man is William Walker.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 475 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 25 mm
`Matt Rudd's sparklingly funny creation William Walker - dubbed Mr Bridget Jones - returns...hilarious' Sunday Herald
`'William himself, while charting the 12 months following his son's birth, reveals an impressive aptitude for blokeish idiocy...this diary of William's failure to take even the first steps on "the Zen Path to the Mastery of Parenting" is charming, slickly plotted and extremely funny' Sunday Times
`A cracking read from start to finish...5*' News of the World
`You'll laugh a lot' Sun
Praise for `William Walker's First Year of Marriage: A Horror Story':
`Matt Rudd's sparklingly energetic, sometimes laugh-aloud, sometimes touching novel...mixes the accident-prone and amiable prattishness of Lucky Jim and Bridget Jones with a liberal dollop of farce....William turns out to be an innocent searching for the right path....getting to know him is to enter into the blundering, puzzled hell of the male up against the eternal feminine enigma.' Sunday Times
`Writing genius...the hilarious insights into a man's mind will make you laugh out loud' Cosmo
`As far as honest representations of one's own gender go, there's got to be something fascinating about a book that provides such insightful glimpses into the male psyche...Brilliant characterisation with more than a whiff of authenticity, a fast-paced narrative and hilarious dialogue will keep you engrossed in William's various disasters to the end.' Daily Mail
'Meet the male Bridget Jones. William's just married and has a view on everything from ex-girlfirends and wives to male best friends and work. But his luck takes a hilarious turn for the worse. Be prepared to LOL on the train. 5 stars' Company Magazine
`Hilarious and hugely enjoyable. A frank, funny insight into what men really think about women and marriage.' Tracy Quan