Unchained Melanie

Unchained Melanie

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If you like Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, you'll love this funny and touching novel from Judy Astley about life after marriage ...Melanie finds herself single again after years of being one half of a couple. Her friends predict loneliness, frustration, disaster. Her parents are convinced she's a failure in life. But Melanie is overwhelmingly excited to be able to do her own thing - she plans a programme of behaving badly, after a lifetime of behaving properly. With her daughter off to university and ex-husband Roger married off at last - to his lamentably young girlfriend - she has a Free House, and she intends to make the most of it. But is the single life quite all it's cracked up to be? Readers love Judy Astley: "Warm, funny and unerringly true to life" Katie Fforde "A laugh-out-loud read" Woman's Own "A light, enjoyable, read you won't be able to resist warming to" Daily Mailshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 203g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552776459
  • 9780552776455

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"A laugh-out-loud read" Woman's Own "A light, enjoyable, read you won't be able to resist warming to" Daily Mail "With sharp dialogue that will have you laughing out loud, and well drawn characters to boot, this is an enjoyable light read" Sunday Mirror "Light-hearted, feel-good romance" The Lady "This witty family drama will keep you enthralled" Candisshow more

About Judy Astley

Judy Astley was frequently told off for day-dreaming at her drearily traditional school but has found it to be the ideal training for becoming a writer. There were several false-starts to her career: secretary at an all-male Oxford college (sacked for undisclosable reasons), at an airline (decided, after a crash and a hijacking, that she was safer elsewhere) and as a dress designer (quit before anyone noticed she was adapting Vogue patterns). She spent some years as a parent and as a painter before sensing that the day was approaching when she'd have to go out and get a Proper Job. With a nagging certainty that she was temperamentally unemployable, and desperate to avoid office coffee, having to wear tights every day and missing out on sunny days on Cornish beaches with her daughters, she wrote her first novel, Just for the Summer. She has now had eleven novels published by Black Swan.show more

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131 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 11% (15)
4 32% (42)
3 37% (49)
2 17% (22)
1 2% (3)
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