Top critical review
Dated and silly
on 15 April 2016
This book was written in 1994, and it shows. In fact, the idea that a woman can only be fulfilled by a career is more a 1970's concept. Many working mothers today would love to stay home with their children, but can't afford it. Middle-class stereotypes Caroline, Robin and Suzie are neither very interesting nor very credible. Poor old Robin is depicted as a rather cartoonish misogynist, preventing his wives from fulfilling their "potential", but is he really that bad? How many men (or women, for that matter) would be happy for their partner to work in a different COUNTRY - just coming home at weekends - as the ridiculous Suzie proposes to do (having dumped her new born baby with a nanny). And yet she thinks Robin is being unreasonable because he opposes the idea!
Caroline, on the other hand, is a whingeing bore, who apparently had five children by accident, and who uses her ex-husband as a scapegoat for her drunken idleness.
This kind of "it's all his fault" novel is becoming tedious, and this particular one doesn't even have a believable plot. Dreary stuff.