Some brilliant one-liners include:
- "balls of steel that's what you need to be a TV presenter and a mind like a like a well quick thinking anyway"
- "can I just explain something about the telephone? You don't have to shout into it? The phone does that bit for you..."
- And the best bit is when Dexter finds out that Emma has been writing poetry about him. She is very cross with him but he wants to know more: "What rhymes with Dexter?" he asks and she says "Bastard. It's a half-rhyme."
A light weight and slightly predictable comedy of our time, it nevertheless had me weeping before the end.
August 2010; 435 pages