Bit of a Marriage

Bit of a Marriage

Karina Mellinger
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Author:  Karina Mellinger
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  224
Publisher:  Dedalus Ltd
Year:  2006
ISBN:  9781903517468

"Stress for Laura Denver-Barrette consists of wondering whether to have the dining room done 'in a pinky shade of red or a reddy shade of pink', but she has a problem. She loathes her husband David, a boring lawyer who leaves bits of butter in the jam; this is tricky, because it is his money that enables her to live as she does. Laura's ghastly mother (the fortune-telling, Harrods-shopping Lydia) isn't much help, but at least she keeps her mouth shut when she catches David in bed with the Russian cleaner. What will Laura do, apart from flinging herself on a hapless estate agent? This thoroughly jaundiced black comedy is one of those rare books without a single likeable character, and all the better for it.'' Phil Baker in The Sunday Times