The Starter Marriage

by Kate Harrison

eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

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Starter marriage is the new buzz-word for a first marriage that lasts only a short time and ends in a quick divorce.  No kids, no complications, just trying it out, learning from the mistakes and if you need help, then there is always The Divorce Survival Classes.  It’s a lovely concept, bittersweet but handled with light humour and so astute.  You’ll love it.

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The Starter Marriage Synopsis

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…

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ISBN: 9780752864587
Publication date: 19/10/2005
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752864587
Publication date: 19th October 2005
Author: Kate Harrison
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison trained as a journalist, working for a news agency before moving to the BBC where she was a reporter in regional news in Bristol and Birmingham, a producer on Newsround, and then worked on Panorama and other investigative/consumer shows and documentaries. Kate is the author of eight novels, all of which are published by Orion, including the Secret Shopper series, and, most recently, The Boot Camp. In 2011, Orion Children's Books published the first of her young adult trilogy, Soul Beach. Kate has written for national newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red and Cosmopolitan. &...

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