The Starter Marriage

The Starter Marriage

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Tess Leonard thought matrimony was for life, but her husband has decided that their marriage is the relationship equivalent of a starter home: cramped, claustrophobic and something he's definitely outgrown. Now, at thirty-five, Tess is in the biggest mess of her life. Known to all her friends as 'Tip Top Tess' because of her dogged pursuit of the perfect home, the perfect marriage and the perfect career, she's now a candidate for How Clean Is Your House? And it's all because Barney has walked out. But there's a life raft on the horizon: The Divorce Survival Class. It may be uncomfortable, overcrowded and nearly sinking under the weight of excess baggage, but it's a boot-camp for the broken-hearted. Over eight weeks, Tess and her battle-weary classmates will lay bare the darkest secrets of their failed marriages - from the thrills of a threesome to the monotony of monogamy. And course leader William, an alchemist for the unloved and rejected, will turn their lives around in truly spectacular style...THE STARTER MARRIAGE is a delightfully bittersweet comedy of marriage, mistakes and moving on, from Kate more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 145 x 224 x 34mm | 586g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752868810
  • 9780752868813

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"A refreshing take on thirty-something angst." EVE magazine, May 05 "An upbeat, must-read tale for anyone who has been through the pain of a failed relationship. It delivers insight and humour through richly portrayed characters who present a broad spectrum of opinion on the whys and wherefores of love and marriage - from a man's and a woman's point of view. Poignant from the start, this easy read isn't always a light read." EASY LIVING, May 05 "A slick, bittersweet comedy." YOU magazine, MAIL ON SUNDAY, 10 April "Fresh, feisty and fun." COMPANY, May "An enjoyable, bittersweet read. Four stars" HEAT, 30 April "Filled with some great awe-inspiring characters, The Starter Marriage will absorb you into the depths of its pages until the bittersweet end." REAL, 29 April "A bittersweet and often funny read, with believable characters -- you won't want to put it down." THE SUNDAY POST, 3 April "This amusing tale of relationships immediately hooks you in, and will have you turning the pages well into the night with revelation after revelation keeping you on the edge of your seat... with tons of likable characters and an entertaining, easy-to-read style with the perfect blend of quirky comedy." more

About Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison is in her thirties and works at the BBC, developing new programme ideas. She has also worked as a director on Panorama, Newsround and Midlands Today. She lives in London more

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255 ratings
3.01 out of 5 stars
5 7% (18)
4 21% (53)
3 44% (112)
2 24% (60)
1 5% (12)
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