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Catching the Sun by Tony Parsons

Catching the Sun

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One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.

A new start for a family in the seedy beauty of Phuket in Thailand, set against man-made and natural disasters. Full of trademark Parsons characters that are fully formed, and totally absorbing. Great writing from a top flight author.

June 2012 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.

If you like Tony Parsons you might also like to read books by Simon Kernick, Ben Richards and John O'farrell.


Catching the Sun by Tony Parsons

Just how badly do you want to find paradise? When Tom Finn is almost jailed for confronting two burglars in his own home, this taxi driver takes his young family to live on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is all the Finn family dreamed of -- a tropical paradise where the children swim with elephants, the gibbons sing love songs in the jungle, the Andaman Sea is like turquoise glass and this young family is free to grow. But both man-made disaster and the unleashed forces of nature shatter this tropical idyll for Tom Finn's family. CATCHING THE SUN is a gripping, moving story of a family who go in search of Paradise -- and end up discovering themselves.


Praise for Tony Parsons:

'Parsons manages to astutely cut right to the heart of family life.'
Woman and Home

'Tony Parsons gets inside the heads and hearts of modern men'
The Times

About the Author

Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons left school at sixteen and his first job in journalism was at the New Musical Express. His first journalism after leaving the NME was when he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central. The roots of the DC Max Wolfe series started here. Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Murder Bag, the first novel in the DC Max Wolfe series, went to number one on first publication in the UK. The Slaughter Man was also a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Tony Parsons by Mary Hogarth.

Author photograph © Bill Waters

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7th June 2012


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Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


320 pages


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