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The Perfect Couple by Robyn Sisman
  

The Perfect Couple

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

October 2011 Book of the Month.

Publisher turned Author Robyn Sisman's latest romantic romp sees husband and wife barristers pitted against each other in a high profile divorce case – but is there own young marriage strong enough to survive? This ‘battle of the sexes' story has lots of pithy wit but at its heart is a warm sympathetic portrayal of the stress and strains of high powered careers and the sometimes uncomfortable compromises you have to make.

If you like Robyn Sisman you might also like to read books by Jane Yardley, Elizabeth Buchan and Penny Vincenzi.

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The Perfect Couple by Robyn Sisman

Kate is a rising star in one of London's top barristers' chambers. Smart, competitive and driven, she is jubilant when she lands a high-profile case representing the TV talent show mogul Jez Carnaby. Children are involved, as are houses, helicopters, racehorses, private islands, and money - lots of it. Winning this case will guarantee Kate the success and stability she craves. There's only one problem: on the opposing legal team is her own husband, Rikki. Frost settles on their previously hot marriage. Kate is outraged by Rikki's sympathy for his female client, whom Kate sees as a negligent mother and freeloader. Rikki is disgusted that contact with Carnaby is making her as selfish as her client. Suddenly issues which they could laugh off or resolve in bed erupt into quarrels, whether about who puts out the rubbish bin or about Kate's ambivalence towards having children. Fighting the case in the court by day while sharing a bed by night, both must reassess their ideas about parenthood, fidelity and the equality of men and women in a modern marriage. From the leafy quadrangles and panelled chambers of London's legal heartland to glitzy country mansions, The Perfect Couple is a fun and fast battle of the sexes, packed with wit and emotional truth.

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An entertaining, quite unique rom-com. * TELEGRAPH & ARGUS *


About the Author

Robyn Sisman

Robyn Sisman was born in Los Angeles, but lived in Illinois, Geneva, Oxford, and Munich as a child. She worked as an au pair, an English teacher in Ethiopia and then finally as a secretary in publishing - from where she worked her up to a glittering career - before changing it all and becoming a mother and bestselling novelist. Married to the biographer, Adam Sisman, Robyn lives in Bath. She died in May 2016.

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Publication date

22nd September 2011

Author

Robyn Sisman

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Books of the Month
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780752883908

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