Alfie Budd found the perfect woman with whom to spend the rest of his life - and then lost her. He doesn't believe you get a second chance at love. Returning to the England he left behind during the brief, idyllic time of his marriage, Alfie finds the rest of his world collapsing around him - his parents' marriage, his grandmother's health, his own ambition to be a writer.
He takes comfort in a string of pointless transient affairs with his students at Churchill's Language School, and he tries to learn Tai Chi from an old Chinese man, George Chan. And then one day a young single mother is knocking on his door asking him to help her get an English Literature A Level so that she can return to college. And Alfie's life changes.
Will Alfie ever find a family life as strong as the Chans'? Can he give up meaningless sex for a meaningful relationship? And how do you play it when the woman you like has a difficult child who is infatuated with a TV wrestler known as The Slab?
'One For My Baby' is full of laughter and tears, biting social comment and overwhelming emotions. It is a book about love, family, sex, Tai Chi and the human heart.