The Boy Who Fell To Earth

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Transworld, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages

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?

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User Review  - jody12 - LibraryThing

There is no denying that Lette’s sense of humour is quite unique and you either love it … or not, but unlike many of her novels, she addresses some important issues in this particular book. Being the ... Read full review

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User Review  - hashford - LibraryThing

Drawing from the author’s own experiences of raising a child with Aspergers syndrome, this book is the fictional account of a mother struggling to bring up a boy with autism on her own after her ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Kathy Lette first achieved succès 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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