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Fun and thoughtful, but mostly fun
on 11 August 2012
I really enjoyed this book. It follows a well-worn path with lots of originality and humour. Julia's husband admits that he has been unfaithful after walking a neighbour back from a meeting at their house. Julia is horrified, hurt and angry but that is nothing to her fury when he confesses that it is the second time that it has happened. She throws him out and starts to rebuild her life with varied success.
She recognises that despite the feelings of anger and betrayal she is ambivalent about her feelings, because there are good points about being single as well as bad. She gets an opportunity to extend her work as a freelance photographer which complicates her life but really boosts her self-esteem.
This book looks at quite major questions in a very gentle way - love - betrayal - fidelity - loyalty - without ducking the issues, but the touch is light and funny. Things happen to Julia that don't very often happen to recently betrayed wives, but the writer's skill is such that these events seem quite normal and don't jar.
It's a good story with likeable and credible characters. It involves you, makes you laugh and leaves you in a good mood.