The story of three women and their unsatisfactory marriages. Kathy has a sharp, witty style all her own. Full of one-liners, clever asides and a very modern take on life, she has created scenarios where the three sassy friends tread on their men with venom. With a good, fast-moving plot that covers a year of scheming and manipulation, this is pacy stuff with plenty of incident and a tongue-in-cheek wisdom. She is a chuckle a page if you like your humour a tad bitter.
Comparisons: Jenny Eclair, Alexandra Potter, Sue Townsend.
All women want to kill their husbands some of the time "Where there's a will, I intend to be in it," wives half-joke to each other. Marriage, it would appear, is a fun-packed frivolous hobby, only occasionally resulting in death. But when Jazz Jardine is arrested for her husband's murder, the joke falls flat. Life should begin at 40 - not with life imprisonment for killing your spouse.
Jazz, stay-at-home mum and domestic goddess; Hannah, childless career woman; and Cassie, demented working mother of two are three ordinary women. Cassie and Hannah set out immediately to prove their best friend's innocence, uncovering betrayal, adultery, plot twists, thinner thighs and toy boys aplenty en route but will their friendship survive these ever darker revelations?
Sexy, funny and wise, Kathy Lette's irresistible new novel is about women not Having It All But Doing It All. It's about how today's mother is often a married lone parent. It's about the fact that no woman has ever shot her husband while he was vacuuming. This is Kathy Lette at her brilliant best, casting her trade mark caustic eye on what goes on in the bedrooms and kitchens of ordinary married couples. A novel which will strike a cord with married women everywhere and ensure that, from now on, they all read the small print on their marriage licenses.
Publication date: 03/04/2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd April 2006|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham. She first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she’s written 11 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows, How to Kill Your Husband - and ...More About Kathy Lette