Amanda's Wedding Paperback – 1 Sep 2009
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
PRAISE FOR JENNY COLGAN:
‘Funny, magical and moving’ Time Out
‘A sharp, witty love story’ Observer
'Colgan is on top form with her latest outrageous romp' Cosmopolitan
'Jenny Colgan is one of the leaders of the pack … Fast-paced, funny, poignant and well observed' Daily Mail
‘Wonderful, warm and resonant' Hello
'Sharp, well-observed and hilarious' New Statesman--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product Description
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Fraser, rather sweet and gentle, is clearly ignorant of her wiles (aren't all males though) so it is up to our heroine, Mel and her acerbic friend Fran, still smarting from the memory of Amanda's perfidy at school, to save him from mismatch of the century. To bring this all off and get her final revenge on her arch enemy Mel has to fight off an even greater and more pressing nemesis - the ardent attentions of the most boring accountant in the world, at the same time she has to keepg Fran's deadly manoeuvres with the opposite sex under control and try to win back the love of her life, the gorgeous, but fiendishly uncommitted Alex.
Walking with Mel through the wedding preparations which include hen night from hell are just wonderful, light fun.
This is a hellluva funny debut novel - well worth a read and definitely an author to watch out for. At times I thought it would tip over into self-concious joke telling - ah la most stand up comedians who end up writing books (Ellen de Generes, Paul Reisner et al) but this was great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Is this really written by the same Jenny Colgan whose books I usually love as a bit of light hearted reading? Read morePublished 27 days ago by henrycatsowner
I picked this book for a bit of light relief but it is quite dated now. I had to speed read a number of passages to get to the next plot development.Published 3 months ago by wendy3841
I've loved all of Jenny's books but not this one. I read about a quarter of the book hoping it would get better but in the end I gave up. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer