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Marika Cobbold was born in Sweden and is the author of five previous novels: Guppies for Tea, selected for the WH Smith First Novels Promotion and shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award; The Purveyor of Enchantment; A Rival Creation; Frozen Music and Shooting Butterflies. Marika Cobbold lives in London.
Rebecca Finch is a successful romantic novelist who has fallen out with love. When she heads off to Paris and doesn't care that she has absent-mindedly left her boyfriend, things look bad. But when her god-daughter asks her if marriage is a good idea and she can't think of a single reason to reply yes, she realises the problem is serious.
Meanwhile, on Mount Olympus, Aphrodite is fretting because divorce rates are rocketing and Eros seems to be shooting arrows carelessly without a thought for the compatibility of his victims. With her earth-bound acolyte, Rebecca, showing disillusionment, Aphrodite resolves to take drastic action...
'A sharp, funny and dazzlingly clever novel, so stuffed with wit and clever apercus that is not fair on other novelists. But, don't be misled by its exuberance, there is a serious purpose at its heart - and courage in tackling one of society's most enduring myths...'
'A delight; deftly told, light in tone, and both amusing and charming'
'Pure romantic comedy, but underlying it is same acerbity that made Shooting Butterflies and Guppies for Tea such an unexpected joy ... Mordantly witty, touching and perceptive, one of those rare books that consoles even as it tells us the truth about love'
'Wise, witty and wonderfully accurate about the state of modern love'
A thoroughly modern tale of love, angst and divine intervention