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  • Published: 31 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143009658
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 382
  • RRP: $24.99

How To Break Your Own Heart




A fun romantic comedy with serious undertones from this well-loved author.

Amelia Bradlow seems to have everything she needs to be happy – a handsome husband, a beautiful home, money, good looks and a glamour job. Everything, that is, except the thing she wants most – a baby.

Ed, her husband, is funny, affectionate and sophisticated by simply not interested in parenthood. He likes his life neat and tidy. And he likes having a wife who attends solely to his needs.

As she approaches 37, Amelia is faced with a life-changing decision, aided and abetted by Kiki, her hopelessly disorganised but ridiculously rich friend. Should Amelia stay in her nearly happy marriage, or expose herself to the vagaries of a single life and the distant possibility of meeting someone who wants to start a family?

'Alderson's sensibility and wit make for clever chick-lit' Vogue Entertaining + Travel

'Brimming with wit and wisdom. A delightful read.' Courier-Mail

  • Published: 31 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143009658
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 382
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Maggie Alderson

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines – editing four of them, including British ELLE – and two newspapers. For many years she covered the international fashion shows.

She has published six bestselling novels and four collections of her columns from Good Weekend magazine. She co-edited two books of short stories in aid of the charity War Child, and In Bed With, a collection of erotic short stories by well-known women writers.

She is married, and has one daughter and twelve pairs of Prada shoes.

'At last we've found her, the female Seinfeld. Warm, witty, wise and well-dressed, Alderson is the haute couture of humour.' – Kathy Lette

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