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Getting Rid of Matthew

Jane Fallon

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Penguin

Published : 2007

Copyright : Jane Fallon 2007

ISBN-10 : PB 0-14-102529-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-14-102529-2

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What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife Sophie and their two daughters and move into your flat, just when you're thinking that you might not want him anymore...

PLAN A: Stop shaving your armpits. And your bikini line. Tell him you have a moustache that you wax every six weeks. Stop having sex with him. Pick holes in the way he dresses. Don't brush your teeth. Or your hair. Or pluck out the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin. Buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around.

PLAN B: Accidentally on purpose bump into his wife Sophie. Give yourself a fake name and identity. Befriend Sophie. Actually begin to really like Sophie. Snog Matthew's son (who's the same age as you by the way. You're not a paedophile). Buy a cat and give it a fake name and identity. Befriend Matthew's children. Unsuccessfully. Watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong.

Getting Rid of Matthew is the sharp and hilariously funny novel from Jane Fallon. It was also a Richard and Judy pick.

About the Author:
Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do before You're 30. Her novels are Getting Rid of Matthew, Foursome, Got You Back and The Ugly Sister.

'Intelligent, edgy and witty .'


'A brilliant and original tale .'


'Chick lit with an edge.'

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Review by Jessica (280213) Rating (9/10)

Review by Jessica
Rating 9/10
When Helen, opens her door and sees Matthew a fifty plus married man with three children, standing with his suitcases declaring he’s left his wife for her, she should be happy. She isn’t.

Helen has seriously gone off him and within days of Matthew moving in, she realises she no longer wants him. Not only because he dyes his grey hair and wears awful fur-lined slippers, simply she is no longer in love.

This novel by TV producer Jane Fallon, is one book every woman must own. Packed with cringe-worthy moments and a twist to keep you hooked. Exceptionally brilliant.
Jessica (28th February 2013)

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