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Getting Rid of Matthew

by Jane Fallon

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A 2014 World Book Night selection.

A glorious romantic romp full of lies, deception and manipulation. Matthew finally leaves his wife and two children to join Helen his long-term girlfriend of four years, only to find that their relationship was better when it was an illicit one. But Helen is a softy at heart and rectifying their mistake takes some interesting turns. This is sharp, addictive, compulsive stuff, most enjoyable and highly recommended.

 

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Getting Rid of Matthew Synopsis

A 2014 World Book Night selection.

What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife Sophie (and their two daughters) and move into your flat, just when you’re thinking that you might not want him anymore…

 

PLAN A

Stop shaving your armpits. And your bikini line
Tell him you have a moustache that you wax every six weeks
Stop having sex with him
Pick holes in the way he dresses
Don’t brush your teeth. Or your hair. Or the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin
Buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around

 

PLAN B

Accidentally on purpose bump into his wife Sophie
Give yourself a fake name and identity
Befriend Sophie
Actually begin to really like Sophie
Snog Matthew’s son (whose the same age as you by the way. You’re not a paedophile)
Buy a cat and give it a fake name and identity
Befriend Matthew’s children. Unsuccessfully
Watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong
Getting Rid of Matthew isn’t as easy as it seems, but along the way Helen will forge an unlikely friendship, find real love and realize that nothing ever goes exactly to plan…

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ISBN: 9780141025292
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141025292
Publication date: 4th January 2007
Author: Jane Fallon
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jane Fallon

Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers  and 20 Things To Do Before You're 30. Her previous books include Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome and The Ugly Sister and Skeletons. Strictly Between Us is her sixth novel.   Author photo © Lee Carter

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