The Boys Are Back In Town

Simon Carr's witty and provocative account of how he has reared his two sons in a manner which he describes as free-range, but which many mothers might see as semi-feral.

Read by Pip Torrens and abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.

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01Our All-male Institution20010115

Simon Carr's witty and provocative account of how he has reared his two sons in a manner which he describes as free-range, but which many mothers might see as semi-feral.

Read by Pip Torrens and abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.The author compares his view of bringing up boys with the more traditional methods of women.

01Our All-male Institution20010115

Simon Carr's witty and provocative account of how he has reared his two sons in a manner which he describes as free-range, but which many mothers might see as semi-feral.

Read by Pip Torrens and abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.The author compares his view of bringing up boys with the more traditional methods of women.

02Susie And Alexander20010116

Within two years of the author's marriage to his second wife, Susie, and shortly after their son is born, they discover that Susie has cancer.

02Susie And Alexander20010116

Within two years of the author's marriage to his second wife, Susie, and shortly after their son is born, they discover that Susie has cancer.

03The King Of The Bed20010117

Simon's eldest son joins the household, and Simon comes up with his Just Say Yes theory of discipline.

04Hog Heaven20010118

Simon decides to sell the house and buy a white elephant, and becomes a workaholic.

Alexander asks if he can move out, while Hugo returns to the fold.

04Hog Heaven20010118

Simon decides to sell the house and buy a white elephant, and becomes a workaholic.

Alexander asks if he can move out, while Hugo returns to the fold.

05 LASTThe Deal20010119

Having returned to ENGLAND, Simon decides that they need some feminine influence to bring order into their lives.

To Alexander's chagrin, his father also strikes up a friendship with a woman from down the road.

05 LASTThe Deal20010119

Having returned to ENGLAND, Simon decides that they need some feminine influence to bring order into their lives.

To Alexander's chagrin, his father also strikes up a friendship with a woman from down the road.