Rose Wilkins

Hot Mammas

The Wives of Bath

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Chick lit, so the prevailing wisdom goes, has entered a new phase. Not only have thirty-something males been proclaimed the new singletons, but all that biological-clock angst is deemed a touch passé; the enlightened reader now wants to know what happens after you’ve had your eggs fertilised by the alpha male of your dreams. As one of the characters in Wendy Holden’s The Wives of Bath observes, these days ‘the smart money was on motherhood and nesting’.

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