When Simon Carr's wife, Susie, tragically loses her battle with cancer, Simon is left to raise his five-year-old son, Alexander, on his own. Soon after, his eleven-year-old son from a previous marriage, Hugo, comes to live with them too. All too quickly, plumped-up cushions, crisp beds and a drifting scent of rosemary from the kitchen are replaced with a floor piled high with video-games, Lego (R) and comics. While visiting mothers deem his parenting 'semi-feral', Simon dryly retorts that his methods are simply 'free-range' ...

The Boys Are Back 2009, Arrow Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780099547389

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The Boys Are Back 2009, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307476272

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