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Don't judge THIS book by it's cover. Read it and decide.
on 8 November 2001
Looking at the cover of this book will tell you 'only buy me if you're a woman'.
However as a man I can say that this was an absolutely excellent read for anyone.
If you were brought up in British suburbia I defy you not to think that large chunks of this book have been written about you.
The difference between the two familes involved is stark, but you can't help liking them both in their own way. The characters are well thought out and are very believable and my only thoughts at the end of the book was that I hope there will be a sequel.
I was suprised to see this book won a romantic novel prize as I thought it was far more a statement about diverse suburban upbringings than a romantic novel. The romance, whilst interesting and believable, is a mere side issue.
I thoroughly enjoyed it!
If you liked the humour in this book then I suggest you also read Clare Chambers earlier book 'Back Trouble' which was very different but equally funny (and has a better cover).