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Description - How to Break Your Own Heart by Maggie Alderson

Amelia Bradlow seems to have everything she needs to be happy - a handsome husband, a beautiful home, money, good looks and a glamour job. Everything, that is, except the thing she wants most - a baby. Ed, her husband, is funny, affectionate and sophisticated but simply not interested in parenthood. He likes his life neat and tidy. And he likes having a wife who attends solely to his needs. As she approaches 37, Amelia is faced with a life-changing decision, aided and abetted by Kiki, her hopelessly disorganised but ridiculously rich friend. Should Amelia stay in her nearly happy marriage, or expose herself to the vagaries of single life and the distant possibility of meeting someone who wants to start a family? Maggie Alderson brings her deep understanding of the human heart to this new novel about the compromises we make in life, and about those rare moments of grace when we decide to risk everything for the chance to be truly, madly and deeply happy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143009658
ISBN-10: 0143009656
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Pages: 382
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: How to Break Your Own Heart by Maggie Alderson - Reviewed by (10 Sep 2010)

Although a little different from Maggie's other titles, this one did not fail to deliver a another great story. I think this one could be a little too real in too many peoples lives. I couldn't imagine being put in or finding myself in a situation thinking it is a no win no matter which way you go. I asked my mum whilst reading this book "What would you do?" and she said that so many things need to be discussed before you get married. So true but when you are madly in love with someone you often think it will all be OK. I think the character in the story found her strength and independence through fun and positive friends. I was really hooked and had to get to the end to find out what she does. I loved her friendships and the different world she let herself experience. It was really funny, but you could certainly feel for her which pulls at the heart strings too. I can't wait for her next one.


Author Biography - Maggie Alderson

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines - editing four of them, including British ELLE - and two newspapers. For many years she covered the international fashion shows. She has published six bestselling novels and four collections of her columns from Good Weekend magazine. She co-edited two books of short stories in aid of the charity War Child and also, In Bed With, a collection of erotic short stories by well-known women writers. She is married, and has one daughter and twelve pairs of Prada shoes. 'At last we've found her, the female Seinfeld. Warm, witty, wise and well-dressed, Alderson is the haute couture of humour.' - Kathy Lette

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