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The Perfect Marriage
The Perfect Marriage: A moving novel of love and marriage Kate Kerrigan

'This story is written with so much heart, its beat is palpable in every word on every page' Cecelia Ahern, author of P.S. I Love You.

New York food writer Tressa returns from honeymoon worried that she has married her impossibly handsome new husband Dan out of late-thirties panic instead of love.

In 1930's Ireland, her grandmother, Bernadine, is married off to the local schoolteacher after her family are unable to raise a dowry for her to marry her true love, Michael.

During the first year of her marriage, Tressa distracts herself from her stay-or-go dilemma by working on her grandmother's recipes, searching for solace and answers through their preparation.

Through the stories of these two women The Perfect Marriage challenges the modern ideal of romantic love as a given and ponders whether true love can really be learned.

*Originally published as Recipes for a Perfect Marriage.*

Head of Zeus * Fiction
01 Nov 2015 * 336pp * £1.99 * 9781784974862
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'This story is written with so much heart, its beat is palpable in every word on every page'
Cecilia Ahern
'An elegantly written tale of love, marriage and family, interspersed with traditional home recipes'
Heat
'A moving portrait of love and marriage... Can a woman learn true love?'
Sunday xpress
Author
Kate Kerrigan
Kate Kerrigan
Kate Kerrigan is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into fifteen languages. Kate worked as an editor and journalist, editing many of Britain's most successful young women's magazines before returning to her native Ireland in the 1990s to edit Irish Tatler. She has a weekly column in the Irish edition of the Daily Mail and contributes regularly to the RTÉ Radio programme Sunday Miscellany. katekerrigan.org @katekerrigan
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