90s girl-about-town Mel is adjusting to life without posh-boy Alex, whose attempts to make it big in the music biz have propelled him to the land of the free and Bruce Springsteen. Having omitted to mention his grand tour to Mel however, he has left our heroine a tad disturbed--grounds indeed for taking comfort in the arms of smelly, over-sized accountants with juvenile tendencies. Alex's emotional return coincides with the news that Mel's old "friend" Amanda, social-climber pas excellent (sic), has succeeded in getting herself hitched to Scottish laird Fraser for whom Mel has long harboured feelings of an X-rated nature. Before long, Fraser's brother Angus and Mel's friend Fran--an evil-mouthed, scary, man-hater--join forces in an attempt to rescue the scruffy Scot from the talons of the wannabe "It" girl, whose only interests lie in a double-barrelled aristo title and an ancestral pile.
Amanda's Wedding flies riotously through the pre-nuptial rituals of stag and hen nights and disastrous dinner parties to a staggering, if inevitable, wedding day from hell. Colgan's merciless observations of the London social scene are as witty and sharp as her take on the (extra)ordinary lives of middle-class brunettes from Woking. "Four Weddings and a Funeral" meets "Boys Behaving Badly"--and what is flat-mate Linda's, dark (and milk), cacao-based secret? --Carey Green
From the Author
Ummm.. hello there
I always wondered what happened when you push the 'I am the author' button. And now I know! I think I'll go off and be John Irving now... Thanks very much for buying Amanda's Wedding, or, if you're only browsing and thinking about it... go on. It'll cheer you up, I promise. It's daft and it's got a good song about bestiality in it, and who can ask for more for £4.79?
I am currently in the process of trying to build a website (badly)... so try going there if you want to see a preview of the new book, 'Talking to Addison' which is coming out in September, about how all the nice rich men these days work in computing, and therefore if you want one of these smart young men, you're going to have to put up with an awful lot of crap about Star Trek. It'll also have reading dates and stuff, plus photographs, if I can get my stupid digital camera to work, which I CAN'T.
Feel free to say whatever you want about the book here- after a newspaper said I looked like Gail from Coronation Street, nothing can ever hurt me again!
Very warm wishes, and once again, thank you,