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Getting Rid of Matthew is the brilliantly witty novel from Jane Fallon.

What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife Sophie and their two daughters and move into your flat, just when you're thinking that you might not want him anymore . . .

PLAN A: Stop shaving your armpits. And your bikini line. Tell him you have a moustache that you wax every six weeks Stop having sex with him. Pick holes in the way he dresses. Don't brush your teeth. Or your hair. Or pluck out the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin. Buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around

PLAN B: Accidentally on purpose bump into his wife Sophie Give yourself a fake name and identity Befriend Sophie Actually begin to really like Sophie Snog Matthew's son (who's the same age as you by the way. You're not a paedophile) Buy a cat and give it a fake name and identity Befriend Matthew's children. Unsuccessfully Watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong

Getting Rid of Matthew is the sharp and hilariously funny novel from Jane Fallon. It was also a Richard and Judy pick.

Praise for Jane Fallon:

'Intelligent, edgy and witty' Glamour

'A brilliant and original tale' Sun

'Chick lit with an edge' Guardian

Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do before You're 30. Her novels are Getting Rid of Matthew, Foursome, Got You Back and The Ugly Sister.

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What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife Sophie (and their two daughters) and move into your flat, just when you're thinking that you might not want him anymore...

PLAN A

Stop shaving your armpits. And your bikini line

Tell him you have a moustache that you wax every six weeks

Stop having sex with him

Pick holes in the way he dresses

Don't brush your teeth. Or your hair. Or the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin

Buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around

PLAN B

Accidentally on purpose bump into his wife Sophie

Give yourself a fake name and identity

Befriend Sophie

Actually begin to really like Sophie

Snog Matthew's son (whose the same age as you by the way. You're not a paedophile)

Buy a cat and give it a fake name and identity

Befriend Matthew's children. Unsuccessfully

Watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong

Getting Rid of Matthew isn't as easy as it seems, but along the way Helen will forge an unlikely friendship, find real love and realize that nothing ever goes exactly to plan...

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Review:

`A fast and furious read' -- Eve, Jan 2007

`Great fun'
-- Woman&Home, Jan 2007

`Jane Fallon injects a smart edge into the chick-lit genre.' -- Instyle, Jan 2007

`Sparkling and unpredictable, a brilliant first novel.' -- Elle, Jan 2007

`a punchy piece of inverted chicklit' -- The Big Issue, Jan 2007

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