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Number One bestselling author Mike Gayle returns with this wickedly observed novel about modern relationships: does Mr Irresponsible have what it takes to become Mr Commitment?

Duffy is engaged. He accepted Mel’s proposal. But the trips to IKEA, dinner parties for couples and talk of babies are giving him itchy feet and now he’s not sure if he can say goodbye to his extended adolescence and face up to that final walk down the aisle.

How does he know if she’s The One? Can he cope with responsibility? Does he have what it takes to become Mr Commitment? Because if he doesn’t, he may just find that he’s lost Mel – forever…


Something near to mid-period Woody Allen . . . a delicate blend of realism and whimsy . . . funny and clever . . . efreshing to find a male writer working in this genre
Uputdownable . . . coloured with cool, rueful wit
Told in an easy, chatty style . . . the lighter moments in MR COMMITMENT say more about what's wrong with the modern twentysomething male than any amount of earnest introspection ever could