A princess, perfect in every way except one, arrives in London from a land of milk and honey, and sets up home in a Notting Hill tower block. Her self-appointed mission - to break up couples in love. For what she lacks is a heart.With gleeful dedication, she sets about seducing a husband-to-be, prizing apart two devoted gay men, and ensnaring a contentedly married woman. But things start to go wrong: despite herself she becomes fond of one of her lovers, and discovers a tiny heart growing in her chest. The Queen and King, meanwhile, have despatched her brother to stop her. Will he be a match for her? Her magic is stronger, but then he does have a heart of his own ...
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Born in London but brought up in New Zealand, Stella Duffy has been a stand-up comic, a member of improvisation company Spontaneous Combustion, and is the author of four cult crime novels (Serpent's Tail), Singling Out the Couples (Sceptre 1998) and Eating Cake (Sceptre 1999) She continues to perform, recently appearing in the successful improvisation Lifegame, and now lives in London.Review:
'Far too many tired, bitter books claim to be satires on modern relationships. However this one is both mercilessly undercutting and very funny. I t is a sect, lively fairytale in which no one is allowed to live happily ever after...a good read for when you're feeling cynical about romantic sweetness and coupledom and need a good laugh'E. Post, NZ 'Now there is an antidote to all the saccharine. SOTC by S D is an ingenious satire. What if a princess were created without a heart and with a desire to deparate allcouple, gay partnerships included - all becuase the compasion fairy got stuck in the Tube train and didn't deliver her gift of grace?' (NZ) A darkly post-modern fairy-tale for the This Life generation ... A wise, witty, wicked book * Scotsman * 'SOTC is great fun. Playful, witty, satirical and erotic, with a great deal of word-play mized with the foreplay, it makes ideal holiday reading'North & South, NZ An intelligent piece of writing that forces us to re-examine sex and love in today's society * Express * A witty, sexy, modern fable ... Duffy has a wonderful, cynical view of modern relationships * Gay Times * NZ reviews: Duffy is deadly, and very funny, on the narcissism and self delusion which seem to keep ... coupled love going * Independent * some good stuff here. Duffy is psychologially acute,and there is something horribly winning aobut her heroine.
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Descripción SCEPTRE. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G058240181XI5N00
Descripción SCEPTRE. Paperback. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2785109171
Descripción SCEPTRE, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. New Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP74359515
Descripción Estado de conservación: good. 41 Gramm. Nº de ref. de la librería M0058240181X-G