In this very modern romance, Lettie Howells has hit a new low when she’s left sobbing after yet another fight with her bullying boyfriend Alan—her soon to be ex. Her sister and her two housemates persuade her that she’s not going to find the man of her dreams among the ageing tourist traffic in town and she duly sends off her contribution to the Lonely Hearts columns. From a motley crew of respondents she selects Doug Evans, a jolly but once-bitten hunk of a Welsh forester. But the path of true love does not run smooth: there are two whole communities of friends and relations to muddy things up, from Lettie’s dominant mother Grace (who fancies one of Lettie’s cast offs from the ad) to her ditzy lodger Lisa (who starts dating Lettie’s boss). Then a trip to Doug’s home town provides new canvases and an unlikely brush with fame—and maybe even fortune—thanks to reality TV.
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About the Author
Lorraine Jenkin is a writer for the Guardian, the Times, the BBC and the Observer. She is the author of Cold Enough to Freeze Cows and Eating Blackbirds.