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Unlike most people Matt Beckford is actually looking forward to turning thirty. At last, he thinks his career, finances and love life are all sorted. But life has other plans, and after splitting up with his girlfriend Matt is forced to move back in with his parents.

This scenario soon has Matt feeling nostalgic, and desperate for some sanity. So, one by one, he tracks down his old school mates – the rest of the Magnificent Seven.

But when you’re turning thirty nothing’s as simple as it used to be.


Praise for MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND: 'Full of belly-laughs and painfully acute observations'
<i>Independent on Sunday</i>
Touching and funny
<i>Sunday Mirror</i>
Praise for MR COMMITMENT: 'Something near to mid-period Woody Allen...a delicate blend of realism and whimsy...funny and clever...refreshing to find a male writer working in this genre'
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus meets Men Behaving Badly
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
Not just readable, fresh and witty but sophisticated in execution . . . funny but also poignant
Independent on Sunday
A warm, funny romantic comedy
Daily Mail
Mike Gayle has carved a whole new literary niche out of the male confessional novel. He's a publishing phenomenon
Evening Standard
Delightfully observant nostalgia . . . will strike a chord with both sexes
Mike Gayle manages to weave everything together with such a warm-the-cockles-of-your-heart manner that once you've finished reading Turning Thirty you want to turn right back to the beginning and start all over again. It's real life - but better than we know it
B Magazine
Funny and endearing . . . chuckle-on-the-bus readable