Don't judge this book by it's cover. Huth is closer to Muriel Spark than Joanna Trollope and this terrific novel in which a woman's state of virginity becomes a media circus is a must read. Satirically sparky, this is a brilliant social comedy written with depth and flashes of brilliant insight. This novel has a wonderful cringe factor and conjures the torpor of suburbia in a totally arresting and original way. Look out for the TV play with Anna Massey. I shall be reading more of Huth's work despite the insipid watercolour covers. It's time she was exposed to a more appreciative audience.