Aphrodite's Workshop for Reluctant Lovers
Rebecca Finch is a highly successful romantic novelist who has fallen out of love with love. When she heads off for a weekend in Paris and doesn't care that she has absent-mindedly left her boyfriend on the platform in Waterloo, things look bad. But when her god-daughter, struck with pre-wedding jitters, asks Rebecca if marriage is a good idea, and she can't think of a single reason to reply 'yes', she realises it's serious. The 'High Priestess of Romance' is having a crisis of faith. On Mount Olympus, things aren't any easier. Aphrodite is stressed because divorce rates are rocketing and nobody is taking her seriously any more, and Eros, going through a difficult phase, seems to be carelessly shooting arrows without even a thought for the basic compatibility of his victims. So with even her favourite earth-bound acolyte, Rebecca Finch, showing signs of disillusionment, Aphrodite resolves to take drastic action.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 135 x 216mm
- 02 Feb 2009
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
About Marika Cobbold
Marika Cobbold was born in Sweden and is the author of five previous novels: Guppies for Tea, selected for the WH Smith First Novels Promotion and shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award; The Purveyor of Enchantment; A Rival Creation; Frozen Music and Shooting Butterflies. Marika Cobbold lives in London.
'A sharp, funny and dazzlingly clever novel, so stuffed with wit and clever apercus that is not fair on other novelists. But, don't be misled by its exuberance, there is a serious purpose at its heart - and courage in tackling one of society's most enduring myths ' Elizabeth Buchan 'Her touch is light but acute, her tone easy but flecked with real, black sharpness' Observer 'Accurate and telling. Her avoidance of sentiment makes this reader feel that she really cares for her subject' Elizabeth Jane Howard