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Friday, 17 April 2009

Marika Cobbold

I've just read Marika Cobbold's Aphrodite's Workshop for Reluctant Lovers which involves some of the Gods from Mount Olympus, a romantic novelist who has suddenly lost her faith in romantic love and Coco the clown who is an 'imaginary friend' of the novelist Rebecca Finch. A recipe for disaster you might think but I thought it was excellent. Beautifully eccentric characters, smooth writing, Gods behaving like humans and ordinary flawed human beings sorting out their lives.

I remember reading the same author's Guppies for Tea and finding it not at all to my liking but this was different. The title interested me as did the blurb so I gave it a chance and I was not disappointed.

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