Only two big facts are known for certain- you are on a large, spinning rock that is hurtling through lonely space at about 26,000 miles an hour, and one day your body is going to die. Will a new pair of shoes really help?' Worth's 12th Law of Shopping eorge Worth is a jaded newspaper columnist and self-confessed grumpy old man who hates mobile phones, computers, shopping, fashion and Young People. At night he goes home to a borrowed Labrador and feelings of guilt about his dead wife. ustin Smith is a bright young newcomer who is always on his mobile to his girlfriend, when he's not surfing the Net or trying to keep up with the latest lifestyle trends. ut then comes the day when Justin's girlfriend throws him out, and he finds himself sharing a flat with George. And the women in their lives can only wonder as life catches up with both men, and George decides it's time to rebel... his Age We're Living In is a novel that faces up to the big questions- Can men makes friendships across the generations? Can sadness be cured by Schopenhauer or shopping? Are the lives of lifestyle writers any less of a mess than anyone else's? And is everything really just pants?
David Wilson has travelled much of the world but it's mostly in Britain that he feels a bit lost. For more than twenty-five years he's been a journalist on national newspapers, mainly the Daily Mail and The Times. He has also written for the New Statesman and Tribune and is an occasional talking head on BBC2 and Channel 4. He is a member of honour in the NUJ. Born in Liverpool, raised in Cheshire and Machester, apprenticed as a reporter in Sheffield, he did not go to Oxbridge, has never written a sitcom and nor has he slept with anyone famous. He lives in London and is a dad. This is his first novel.