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How to Have an Almost Perfect Marriage [Hardcover]

Mrs. Stephen Fry
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25 Oct 2012
Whether you are single, married, or simply Fry-curious, Mrs Stephen Fry, the world's almost leading relationship expert, leads you gently but firmly though the marital process from proposal to divorce, dispensing invaluable and unique advice alongside spectacular recipes, incomparable poetry and candid personal accounts of her first meeting with Stephen and their almost perfect wedding day. You will learn where to find Mr or Miss Right without the aid of night vision goggles, how to marry them as cheaply as possible and, if you wish, how to stay married to them. As well as revealing how to keep the magic alive in a relationship and how to cope with Christmas and the in-laws, Edna shares her childcare secrets, household management tips (including how best to sweep things under the carpet) and talks frankly and explicitly about you-know-what. You may never be able to have a marriage as perfect as Mrs Fry's but if you read this book, follow her advice and ignore page 162, you may just have an Almost Perfect Marriage. 'A good husband is like a good wine - smooth, full bodied and best kept in the cellar' Edna Fry

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Unbound (25 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908717092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908717092
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 408,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mrs Fry's best one-liners are polished until they shine. --Daily Telegraph

The clever wordplay and gags keep coming - consistently funny. --Irish News

Buy the wife's book or I'll never hear the end of it. --Stephen Fry

About the Author

EDNA FRY is the long-suffering wife of Stephen and mother of his five, six or possibly seven children. Her first book, Mrs Fry's Diary - a frank and revealing insight into a year in the Fry household - received great critical claim and provoked a good deal of bemusement. Her talents are many and varied - her Spam Bourguignon has to be tasted to be believed, her poetry is unlike anything you will ever read and her childcare techniques legendary. And she manages all of this while carrying out her somewhat demanding wifely duties (especially on a Sunday morning). When not being a domestic goddess, literary marvel and carrying Stephen home from the pub, she likes to spend her time on Twitter (largely to keep an eye on her husband's fanciful announcements), where she won the prestigious 2010 Shorty Award for Funniest Tweeter. She also likes tea. A lot.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Fry 14 Dec 2012
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Loved the previous Mrs Fry and loving this one too... Quite a fun stocking filler present for any Christmas reader.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Abysmal 15 Mar 2013
This is a crowd-funded book that puts the vanity into vanity publishing. It is NOT by Stephen Fry but some geezer called Ben Veal. It is a parody of a Debretts-style courtship and marriage guide. It contains no useful information - instead it is a string of lame "jokes". It hilariously suggests that you turn up to a first date in a snorkel mask and flippers, and then goes downhill from there. I threw it into a neighbour's recycling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Edna saved my (upcoming) marriage 18 Nov 2012
We are about to get married, and the advices from Edna are preparing us for all the ups and downs that come with Marriage.
This book is a "bible" when it comes down to real, proper marriage.
Don't listen to the Priest: listen to Edna. She knows what she is talking about.
The only shame? There is only one Edna and I respect too much Stephen Fry.

Do I need to add anything to convince you this is an amazing book? I'm usually a "slow" reader: finished this in less than 1 week (quite fast for my standard). A page turner!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the read 13 Mar 2013
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We have all enjoyed the read and taken different things from it. Excellent work from SF again. Will continue to work through his prolific output of books etc.
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