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Mike Gayle - Fő ​a kötelesség?
Duffynak ​huszonnyolc éve sikerül kibújni a felelősség alól, de végül rá kell döbbennie, hogy nem maradhat örökké gyerek. A rosszul fizetett alkalmi munka kezd nagyon is véglegesnek látszani, a homloka is egyre idegesítőbben terjeszkedik a haja rovására. És, mintha ez nem volna elég, barátnője, Mel, aki már jó ideje elviseli, eljegyzést akar. Bevásárlóutak az Ikeában, vacsorameghívások megállapodott családokhoz, a szó a babák körül forog, Duffynek a hideg futkos a hátán. A világi javakban nem bővelkedik - mindössze a tévéje távirányítója, a sörök a hűtőben és a lemezgyűjteménye - de arra azért alkalmas, hogy kezét a szívére téve azt mondja: "Igen". Abban is biztos, hogy Mel az a lány, akit neki teremtett a sors. De hát akkor miért szeretné a "holtomiglan holtodiglan" sort átírni arra, hogy "négyévente megújítandó"? De nincs más választása: mindent vagy semmit. Aztán hogy Duffy egész életében maga volt a megtestesült felelőtlenség, képes lesz-e arra, hogy ő legyen a Megbízható Férfi?

Mike Gayle - My Legendary Girlfriend
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Mike Gayle - All ​The Lonely People
Life ​is waiting to happen to Hubert Bird. But first he has to open his front door and let it in. In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment. But Hubert Bird is lying. The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul. Until, that is, he receives some good news - good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on. Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out. Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all... Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows will he ever get to live the life he's pretended to have for so long?

Mike Gayle - The ​To Do List...
One ​man, two birthdays and a 52-week attempt to tackle a 1277-item To-do List ... On the eve of his 36th birthday, bestselling author and journalist Mike Gayle picked up a pen and contemplated his life. In less than twenty-four hours he would be officially closer to 40 than to 30; his second child was due; his ten-year wedding anniversary imminent - despite his best efforts he had become an adult. Well, nearly. Gripped by a determination to sort out his life once and for all, Mike writes a To-do list of all the things he has meant to do but never quite got round to. Everything from empty kitchen of Chinese takeaway menus (467) to spend more time with parents because they won't always be around (12). It's a long list. There's a lot of stuff that needs doing. But unlike previous lists, made and long abandoned, Mike promises himself that this one will actually get DONE.

Mike Gayle - His ​'N' Hers
Jim ​and Alison have been together on-and-off for a decade. Having successfully navigated their relationship through student gigs to candle-lit dinner parties, they have finally split up. And divided their 22 shared items (including a double-bed, a microwave, a ring, a toaster, an Oasis album, a car and a 5ft tall rubber plant) into his 'n' hers. Now with the help of a relationship counsellor, they embark on a journey through the past to the present leading them to the biggest decision of their adult lives.

Mike Gayle - Brand ​New Friend
Finding ​friends is hard to do...When thirty-two-year-old Rob Brooks's long term girlfriend asks him to leave London and live with her in Manchester not only will it mean moving cities and changing the only job he's ever had, it'll also mean leaving behind his best mate in the entire world, Phil Clarke. Believing in love conquering all Rob takes the plunge and convinced of his ability to make new friends Rob tries his best to sort out the situation. But when six months in he still finds himself without even so much as a regular drinking buddy he begins to realise that sometimes making friends in your thirties can be the hardest thing to do. With this is mind Rob begins a strategy that though risky has the potential to deliver the one thing he wants: a brand new friend. His strategy? Advertising in a classified ad in a Manchester magazine. After three excruciatingly embarrassing "bloke dates" Rob begins to despair. But then his luck changes. He finds himself a brand new friend. But there's a problem. Apart from knowing less than nothing about music trivia, football and supermodels vital statistics Rob's new friend has one huge flaw. She's a girl.

Mike Gayle - Turning ​Forty
How ​to turn forty: 1. Set yourself a personal challenge. 2. Clear wardrobe of all age-inappropriate clothing. 3. Relax. How not to turn forty: 1. Have a complete meltdown ... High-flier Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. With a Porsche on the drive and a job that requires him to spend more time in BA's club lounge than his own lounge, it looks like things are going in the right direction. But when Matt's wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone. But all is not lost because Matt has a plan...

Mike Gayle - Turning ​Thirty
What's ​the big deal? Unlike a lot of people, Matt Beckford is actually looking forward to turning thirty. His twenties really weren't so great...and now he has his love life, his career, his finances — even his record collection — pretty much in order, like any good grown-up should. But when, out of the blue, Elaine announces she "can't do this anymore," Matt is left with the prospect of facing the big three-oh alone. Compounding his misery is the fact that he has to move back in with his parents. What's it all about, Alfie? Mum and Dad immediately start driving Matt up the wall, and emails from Elaine and nights out with his old school chum Gershwin aren't enough to snap Matt out of his existential funk. So he decides to track down more old schoolmates and see how they're handling this thirty thing. One by one, he gets in touch with the rest of the magnificent seven — Pete, Bev, Katrina, Elliot, and Ginny, his former on-off girlfriend — and soon the old gang is back together. But they're a lot older and a lot has changed and, even if he and Ginny still seem attracted to each other, you can't have an on-off girlfriend when you're thirty. Can you?

Mike Gayle - The ​Hope Family Calendar
Tom ​Hope is broken. Ever since his wife Laura died he hasn't been the same man, and definitely not the same father. Luckily for Tom his mother-in-law Linda is around to pick up the pieces and look after his two struggling daughters, Evie and Lola. But Tom getting arrested on the first anniversary of his wife's death is the last straw for Linda. In a last bid attempt to make Tom reconnect with his daughters she takes drastic action and leaves for Australia. With two fast-maturing daughters Tom has to learn how to accept his responsibilities and navigate the newly discovered world of single fatherhood - starting immediately. With only himself to rely on, will Tom fall back into grief or finally step up and be the father his girls need?

Mike Gayle - Seeing ​Other People
From ​My Legendary Girlfriend to Turning Forty, Mike Gayle's bestselling novels have taken his millions of readers through many key times for the modern man - friendship, courtship, stag weekends, marriage, work, holidays, significant birthdays - but SEEING OTHER PEOPLE is perhaps his most heart-warming, heart-stopping, heartbreaking novel yet. Joe Clarke is about 78% sure he's just had an affair. Well, that is the beautiful office intern in bed next to him...But, if Joe really has just cheated, why can't he remember anything about it? Confused but mortified Joe vows to be a better husband and father. Until his wife Penny puts two and two together and leaves him. Devastated, Joe will do anything to win his family back. But when he realises that the key to saving his marriage lies in the hands of the mean-spirited ghost of his least favourite ex-girlfriend, Joe knows he's in real trouble. SEEING OTHER PEOPLE is a hilarious and bittersweet novel about love, parenthood and fidelity and how easy it is to get lost on the way to your own happy ending.

Mike Gayle - A ​harmadik iksz
A ​legtöbb emberrel ellentétben Matt Beckford alig várja, hogy harminc legyen. Úgy gondolja, hogy a végigszenvedett húszas évek után végre megoldódik a karrierje, pénzügyei és szerelmi élete is. De amikor szakít a barátnőjével, rájön, hogy a végzet más sorsot szánt neki, és ideiglenesen hazaköltözik a szüleihez.

Mike Gayle - The ​Man I Think I Know
This ​is the stunning new novel from bestselling author Mike Gayle, for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. A powerful and bittersweet story of an unexpected male friendship and an unlikely love story, a thought provoking storyline told with Mike's distinctive wit and insight, touching on issues which affect us all. This uplifting tale reminds us of the simple courage at the heart of every human being. Ever since The Incident, James DeWitt has stayed on the safe side. He likes to know what happens next. Danny Allen is not on the safe side. He is more past the point of no return. The past is about to catch up with both of them in a way that which will change their lives forever, unexpectedly. But redemption can come in the most unlikely ways.

Mike Gayle - Wish ​You Were Here
Their ​holiday brochure said 18 -- 30 ...But they've just turned 35. After ten years together Charlie Mansell has been dumped by his live-in girlfriend, Sarah. All he wants to do is wallow in misery, but mates Andy and Tom have a better idea: a week of sun, sea and souvlaki in Malia -- party capital of the Greek islands. But Charlie and his mates aren't eighteen any more. Or even under thirty. And it shows. It isn't the cheap beer, the late nights or even the fast-food that's the problem. It's girls. And life. And most of all ...each other. Wish You Were Here is a heart-warming, funny and wise tale about love and friendship and how seven days in the sun can change your life forever.

Mike Gayle - The ​Stag and Hen Weekend
The ​Stag and Hen Weekend is the story of Phil and Helen, a couple in their thirties about to commit their lives to one another . . . that is of course if they can just manage to get through their respective stag and hen weekends (his: Amsterdam; hers: a country house and day spa in the Peak District) without falling apart. Told in the unique form of two separate stories that have common characters as well as themes and conclusion, The Stag and Hen Weekend can be read from front to back or from back to front putting the reader in the driver's seat as to which story they wish to read first. Feisty, fun and thought provoking.

Mike Gayle - Men ​at Work
Ian ​Greening loves his job at the Department of Work and Pensions. It might not be the best paid job in the world but it gives him lots of scope for fun. He loves his girlfriend, Emma, too. But when Emma is made redundant, and gets a temping job in Ian's office, he doesn't like it at all. Emma only knows Home Ian - and Work Ian is a different kettle of fish. Spending twenty-four hours a day together is too much of a good thing. But how can he tell her that without hurting her? Ian comes up with a plan to get things back the way they were. But it puts his relationship at risk and forces Ian to decide which really matters most: the job, or Emma. A sweet, funny novel about love and work.

Mike Gayle - The ​Importance of being a Bachelor
George ​and Joan Bachelor are the proud albeit slightly disappointed parents of three grown-up boys whose lives have turned out any way other than what they had hoped for… Adam the eldest has a problem with women…he can’t resist them; middle brother Luke is still coping with the scars of his savage divorce; and Russell is head over heels in love with someone he shouldn’t have fallen in love with. But when months shy of his 40th wedding anniversary George Bachelor announces he’s leaving the family home to try his hand at the single life everything the boys have ever taken for granted is thrown into turmoil. And now as well sorting out their own love lives they’ve now got out to sort out their mum and dad’s too...

Mike Gayle - The ​Life and Soul of the Party
Meet ​Melissa and Paul: Five years after they split up he's still looking for love in all the wrong places while she wants the one thing she can't have: Paul. Meet Chris and Vicky: They're so in tune they even brush their teeth in time with each other. So what is Chris doing risking it all for a meaningless affair? Meet Cooper and Laura: He wants to settle down, she wants to take a grown-up gap year but can their relationship really survive a year apart? Set across a year of leaving dos, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations The Life and Soul of the Party is a warm, funny and moving tale celebrating love, life and those special moments we've all spent in the kitchen at partie

Mike Gayle - Mr. ​Commitment
Straight ​from the bestseller lists in the UK comes a novel "full of belly laughs and painfully acute observations" (The Independent on Sunday), an excursion into the world of a modern male that "delivers its punch lines directly to the heart" (Birmingham Evening Mail). Like Helen Fielding's smash success Bridget Jones and Nick Hornby's classic High Fidelity , Mr. Commitment promises to make a big splash this side of the Atlantic as well. Benjamin Duffy is a stand-up comic/temp who, like many men in their late twenties, is forced to face the eternal question: "To commit or not to commit?" After four years of biding her time, Benjamin's girlfriend has proposed, issuing an ultimatum that sets Benjamin's head spinning. He knows that Mel's the one for him, but should he swap his stellar record collection and fridge full of beer for dinner parties and trips to IKEA? Maybe if Benjamin could swap "till death do us part" with "renewable on a four-year basis" he'd be happy, but the choice-as far as Mel sees it-is all or nothing. Now or never. Mel or no Mel. So after a lifetime as Mr. Irresponsible, does Benjamin have what it takes to become Mr. Commitment?

Mike Gayle - Az ​én legendás nagy szerelmem
A ​humorral fűszerezett, lelki vívódásokban bővelkedő regény lapjain a 'férfi Bridget Jones'-ként aposztrofált depressziós, dereka körül már némi úszógumival rendelkező, sokáig segélyeken élő Will Kelly életének négy napja elevenedik meg. A főhős éppen most vág neki új életének. Kezdő angoltanárként bérel egy kis lakást, ahol egy idő után állandósul a rendetlenség, és a tűzjelző is gyakorta lép működésbe. Dohányzás, tévézés és volt barátnője siratása tölti ki napjait, miközben túl öregnek tartja már magát ahhoz, hogy valóra váltsa álmait. Will nagy álma a filmezés, ám semmit sem tesz azért, hogy ez megvalósuljon. A biztonságot a Nagy megtalálása jelentené számára. Huszonhatodik születésnapját egyedül tölti: 'Nincs barátom. Gyűlölöm a munkám. Nem tudom túltenni magam a volt barátnőmön. Kerülj ki! Korunk leprása vagyok:' Magányában csupán a telefon jelent némi vigaszt. Tele szorongásokkal - bűntudattal a függöny hálója közé rekedt molyok megölése miatt -, pénztelenül, még három év elteltével is 'Legendás Nagy Szerelmé'-t, Aggit siratva, némi reménysugár látszik felderengeni az előző bérlő, Kate személyében. A lányt szintén elhagyta a szerelme, és úgy tűnik, egymásra találnak Willel, igaz, csak telefonon keresztül ismerik egymást két napja, mégis elhatározzák, hogy összeházasodnak. A telefonvonal túlsó végén a családtagokon kívül feltűnik még Alice, az igazi barát, akit éppen most hagyott el a szerelme, Bruce, és Will telefonon keresztül remek ötleteket ad a bosszúhoz. Martina, akivel Willnek egyéjszakás kalandja volt, folyamatosan próbálja magát ráerőltetni a férfira, teljesen sikertelenül. Felbukkan még Simon, a jóbarát, aki azzal, hogy elárulja, Aggi félrelépett vele még a régi szép időkben, ismét depressziója mélyére taszítja Willt. Hosszas lelki vívódást, az emlékek felidézését, és egy újabb, Aggival történő találkozást követően hősünk végre rádöbben arra, hogy Alice az igazi szerelme, és a pár boldogan talál egymásra a kötet végén. A regény bepillantást enged a férfilélek rejtelmeibe, szenvedéseibe, bár korántsem teszi ezt annyi humorral, iróniával, mint női változata, a Bridget Jones naplója

Mike Gayle - Half ​a World Away
Strangers ​living worlds apart. Strangers with nothing in common. But it wasn't always that way... Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her past. Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a child, Noah always looks forward, never back. When Kerry reaches out to the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have life-changing consequences for them both. By turns funny and moving, Half a World Away is a story that will stay with you long after you read its powerfully emotional, heartbreaking final page.

Mike Gayle - Dinner ​for Two
Dave ​Harding's got a wonderful wife, a beautiful home, and a job he could do in his sleep... So no one is more surprised than Dave when he hears his own biological clock start ticking. Loudly. Unfortunately, his better half, Izzy, has no nine-month plan for fat ankles or a credit line at Baby Gap. With even worse timing, the music magazine Dave writes for folds. Desperate for work, he's forced to become an advice columnist for a teen magazine. But he's about to get a serious wake-up call. Wading through letter after letter of adolescent angst is the last thing Dave wants to do, especially since he could use some help dealing with his own. But one letter is about to make all his little problems disappear -- and replace them with one big one. The letter is from a teenage girl named Nicola. But she doesn't need advice about boys, or friends, or the latest fads. She's looking for her father, whom she's never met. She's looking for a man to call Dad. She's looking for Dave.

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