Philip Womack

Untying The Knot

A Bit of a Marriage

By

Dedalus 226pp £9.99 order from our bookshop

Chick Lit is a much derided genre, yet its snazzily packaged offspring nestle comfortably at the top of the charts. People accuse these books of being tired and formulaic. But here is a new contender on the scene: Karina Mellinger works within and subverts that formula to depict the myriad nuances of marital breakdown, and achieves something well sculpted, sharply written and bitingly amusing. 

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