Piers Paul Read

Whom God hath joined

Marriage, Faith and Love

By Jack Dominian

Darton, Longman and Todd 279pp £7.50 order from our bookshop

The fortunes of marriage go up and down, not just from era to era, but at different stages in people’s lives. Teenage children are dead against it they have seen their bickering parents. In their twenties they are still anti-marriage but rather like living together, while those left on the shelf in their middle thirties are often desperate to get married and when they make it they go to the altar as starry-eyed as Barbara Cartland heroes and heroines.

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