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How to find The Guy, make him fall wildly in love with you, and keep it that way.

‘Witty, direct . . . and scarily accurate.’ Australian Women’s Weekly

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a textbook with clear lessons on clever dating and how to build that Perfect Relationship? One that tells it straight but lets you laugh at yourself too? One that leaves you with your dignity and your personality intact? There is! Hint: Turn this book over. See?

Zoë Foster Blake, relationships guru, provides whip-smart step-by-step lessons in successful romancing, with male commentary from self-confessed male, Hamish Blake.

From ‘Never Drink and Text’ to the secrets of avoiding the ‘Thai and Tracksuit Pants Curse’ and the meaning of ‘Engaging the Apricot’, Textbook Romance is essential reading for every girl looking for love that lasts.

‘Serious moments provide dating gems but along the way there are loads of giggles.’ Sun-Herald


Hamish Blake's jottings add a distinctly male and humorous perspective to Foster's advice . . . A great little book for those who want or need some help in finding “the one”.


'Foster doesn't tread lightly when passing out relationship advice.'

Sunday Canberra Times

‘The ultimate dating guide for the modern girl’


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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    May 1, 2017


    272 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook


    February 15, 2012

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    264 pages

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