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Book Review: The Good, the Bad and the Dumped by Jenny Colgan

The Good, the Bad and the Dumped by Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is a very funny writer, and The Good, the Bad and the Dumped is another warm and gently hilarious book that anyone with even a slight sense of humour will enjoy. When Matt Farmer proposes to Posy Fairweather she is delighted – but she unexpectedly has the urge to track down her old boyfriends via Facebook just to convince herself she is well and truly over her major lost loves and ready to commit fully to married life with Matt. As you can imagine, this is a quest that is fraught with comic potential – but things turn completely pear-shaped when one of her friends announces to everyone at their engagement party what she is up to. Matt is understandably less than impressed and backs out of their engagement.

Posy is a lovely character, bumbling along from one disaster to another in her personal quest to discover how she came to this point in her life. She is always well-meaning, but not everyone understands her motives – especially the old boyfriends she arranges to meet up with! Jenny Colgan has created a cast of wonderful characters around Posy that help propel the story forward with her trademark humour. Her mother, Jonquil, a staunch feminist and scary psychologist, is particularly amusing. This is a fun, feel-good read that will put a smile on your face.

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