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The Boy Who Fell to Earth - Kathy Lette

The Boy Who Fell to Earth

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Meet Merlin. He's Lucy's bright, beautiful son - who just happens to be autistic. Since Merlin's father left them in the lurch, Lucy has made Merlin the centre of her world. Struggling with the joys and tribulations of raising her adorable yet challenging child (if only Merlin came with operating instructions), Lucy doesn't have room for any other man in her life. By the time Merlin turns ten, Lucy is seriously worried that the Pope might start ringing her up for tips on celibacy, so resolves to dip a toe back into the world of dating. Thanks to Merlin's candour and quirkiness, things don't go quite to plan...Then, just when Lucy's resigned to singledom once more, Archie - the most imperfectly perfect man for her and her son - lands on her doorstep. But then, so does Merlin's father, begging for a second chance. Does Lucy need a real father for Merlin - or a real partner for herself?

About the Author

Kathy Lette first achieved succes de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film. She has written eleven more international bestsellers including Mad Cows, How to Kill Your Husband and Other Handy Household Hints (recently staged by the Victorian Opera, Australia), and To Love, Honour and Betray. Her novels have been published in fourteen languages around the world. Kathy appears regularly as a guest on the BBC and Sky News. She is also an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and the White Ribbon Alliance. Kathy lives in London with her husband and two children.

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    4.0

    Another good one for the autism spectrum

    By nancyk

    from Broome

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Funny
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner

    Cons

    • A Little Predictable

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    Comments about The Boy Who Fell to Earth:

    This is another entertaining story of a boy who is "special". It's good in that it presents many different people's reactions to him and his differences. It's also a morality play as it presents the story and reflects our judgements back at us. Merlin is likable and lovable but his mother,Lucy, is trying hard but is tiresomely sarcastic thinking she is being funny or clever. You would not invite her to your ideal dinner party, Merlin has his invitation.

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    4.0

    The Boy Who Fell to Earth

    By Bookish Deb

    from Melbourne

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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Boy Who Fell to Earth:

      Delightful characters and believable situations, even while being carried by Kathy Lette's over the top style. Great read!

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      4.0

      great reading

      By pammy

      from melb

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      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner

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        thoroughly enjoyed this book would recommend it to people.

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        "The Boy Who Fell to Earth is an engaging novel about the love between a mother and son...as good as anything Lette has written." Sunday Times "Kathy Lette can make even the toughest subjects funny. Romance and the more difficult shores of parenthood meld easily in this tender portrait of a deeply connected mother and son. Don't miss out on Lette's best book to date." The Lady "A rather searing read...While this is a departure for Lette, best known for pun-tastic romantic comedies, she's managed to weld all this darkness to her usual glittering style with surprising success." -- Wendy Holden Daily Mail

        ISBN: 9780552776820
        ISBN-10: 0552776823
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 400
        Published: 11th April 2013
        Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 20.2  x 2.6
        Weight (kg): 0.28

        Kathy Lette

        Kathy Lette divides her time between being a full time writer, demented mother (now there's a tautology) and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn't have a clubbed wheel.

        Kathy first achieved succés de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film, directed by Bruce Beresford and an 8 hour mini series.

        After several years as a singer with the Salami Sisters and a newspaper columnist in Sydney and New York (collected in the book Hit and Ms) and as a television sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles, her novels, Puberty Blues, Girls Night Out, The Llama Parlour, Foetal Attraction, Mad Cows, Altar Ego, Nip'N'Tuck, Dead Sexy and How To Kill Your Husband (and Other Handy Household Hints) (recently staged by The Victorian Opera, Australia) became international best-sellers.

        Her novels have been published in 14 languages around the world. Kathy appears regularily as a guest on the BBC and Sky news. Kathy Lette's plays include "Grommits", "Wet Dreams", "Perfect Mismatch" and "I'm So Happy For You I Really Am." Her latest non-fiction book is"Men - A User's Guide."

        She lives in London with her husband and two children. Career highlights include a stint as writer in Residence at London's Savoy Hotel, receiving an honorary doctorate from Solent Southampton University in 2010 and teaching Stephen Fry a word. (Misogamist. Look it up.)

        Kathy is also an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and The White Ribbon Alliance.

        "The best thing about being a writer," she says, " is that you get to work in your jammies all day, drink heavily on the job and have affairs and call it research. (Although her husband says he should have the affair as it would give her a better book.)

        Visit Kathy Lette's Booktopia Author Page