Inconceivable

Inconceivable

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Sometimes it's possible to want something too much. That's when you risk losing what you have. Sam and Lucy seem like the perfect couple. Successful, happy and in love. But life isn't that simple. Lucy thinks thinks Sam is a sad, cold sensitivity-exclusion zone who would rather read a newspaper than have an emotion. Sam thinks Lucy is blaming him because she can't walk past Mothercare without getting all teary. The promblem is that they might be infertile. And in more ways than one. Lucy wants a baby. Sam wants to write a hit movie. And given that the average IVF cycle has about a one in five chance of going into full production, Lucy's chances of getting what she wants are considerably better than Sam's. What Sam and Lucy are about to go through is absolutely inconceivable. The question is, can their love survive? Or are the odds stacked against them once again?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 106 x 176 x 26mm | 181.44g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export ed
  • 0552148199
  • 9780552148191
  • 889,624

About Ben Elton

BEN ELTON's career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he is the writer of such TV hits as The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line. Most recently he has written the BBC series Blessed on the subject of young parenthood. Elton has written three musicals, The Beautiful Game, We Will Rock You and Tonight's the Night and three West End plays. His internationally bestselling novels include The First Casualty (out in Black Swan paperback in April 2006) Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous and High Society. He wrote and directed the successful film Maybe Baby based on his novel Inconceivable starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson.show more

Review quote

"Extremely clever, funny, well-written, sharp and unexpectedly moving...This brilliant, chaotic satire merits rereading several times." -- Nicholas Coleridge, " Mail on Sunday""This is Elton at his best -- mature, humane, and still a laugh a minute. At least." -- "Daily Telegraph""A very funny book about a sensitive subject...Ben Elton the writer might be even funnier than Ben Elton the comic." -- "Daily Mail""A tender, beautifully balanced romantic comedy." -- "Spectator""Moving and thoroughly entertaining." -- "Daily Express"show more

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