The Mother-in-Law

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – September 2006
A cautionary tale — intelligent, accessible and darkly funny — about the dangers of living with your mother-in-law, from the author of Eat, Drink and Be Married.

You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your mother-in-law.

Adam and Electra are living proof that opposites attract. She is effusive and creative with a fiery Mediterranean temperament. He is calm, measured and very English — a gentle giant. The couple’s biggest problem is Adam’s mother. Margaret is cold, critical and snobbish, and she disapproves heartily of her excitable daughter-in-law. And Margaret is hell-bent and determined to poison Adam and Electra’s marriage.

Margaret has another son, Peter, a successful entrepreneur with an immaculately clad trophy wife. He is his mother’s golden boy and can do no wrong — or so it appears on the surface. But is he as perfect as he seems?
Underlying tensions come to the surface when Margaret has an accident and is forced to move in with Adam and Electra. Will their relationship survive?
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ISBN-13: 9780552773249
ISBN-10: 0552773247
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 129 x 200 x 27 mm
Greutate: 0.24 kg
Editura: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Eve Makis was born in Nottingham to Greek Cypriot parents, who emigrated to England in the 1960s. After graduating from Leicester University she studied journalism and moved to London to work as a reporter for Middlesex County Press. In 1994 she left London for Cyprus, where she worked as a freelance writer, radio presenter and as a reporter for the London Evening Standard. She returned to England with her Cypriot husband in 2001. They now live in Nottingham with their daughter. The Mother-in-Law is her second novel, her first, Eat, Drink and Be Married, was voted the Young Booksellers International Book of the Year 2005 and is also published by Black Swan. Visit the author's website at:


Praise for Eat, Drink and Be Married:

“A novel of irrepressible good humour and, like the Greek Cypriot recipes that are peppered throughout . . . a real treat to savour.”
Nottingham Evening Post

“Heartwarming, funny, tragic and uplifting . . . the story has a feel good factor to equal My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”
–Narinder Dhami
"Vivacious Greek girl Electra and reserved Englishman Adam are chalk and cheese on paper. Nevertheless, their bond is unbreakable - until his mother arrives on the scene. With sizeable pinches of love, tragedy and humour, this is deliciously satisfying" Cosmopolitan "Engaging, delicately observed and believable story of a young couple's struggle to stay together after his acid mother moves in with them to recuperate from an accident" Good Housekeeping "A witty, fun yet cautionary tale of marriage" OK! magazine "A darkly funny novel about interference, Alzheimer's, Greek Cypriot warmth and several misunderstandings" Bookseller "A whole cacophony of characters from different cultures crowd into this warm and funny novel... A lovely book, rich with snapshots of Cypriot history and culture and an excellent observation of how different families communicate" Candis