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I read books, I write about books, I would probably marry a book if I could find one who liked me enough. Three words to describe me mature, irresponsible, contradictory, unreliable...oh...that's four...

Close Relations

Close Relations - Deborah Moggach Accurate and very funny portrait of a family in meltdown. Pater familias Gordon suffers a heart attack and after recovery decides to leave his wife of forty years, Dorothy, for a nurse. His three grown up daughters, Louise, Prudence and Maddy are all also struggling to sustain relationships and at the same time, Louise's two teenage children Imogen and Jamie are just embarking on their first attempts at love.Moggach is unsentimental, unsparing and yet affectionate towards her characters, even the hopeless and the caddish are treated fairly. The resolution is neat without being pat and you leave the story with the sense that somehow, somewhere they continue to muddle through.