Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

For Better For Worse

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Does he habitually leave his socks on the bathroom floor? Does she insist on interrupting your favourite programme to make you explain the plot (when she's clearly not interested in it anyway)? Never fear. For, as Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall shows in For Better, For Worse, a good marriage is all in the detail. This charming, perceptive book takes a light-hearted look at marriage from all angles – in the kitchen, in the garden, on holiday. Jane combines stories and tips collected from couples of all ages with quotes and extracts on the joys (and occasional pains) of married life from voices as diverse as George Bernard Shaw and Jane Austen, Winston Churchill and Nancy Mitford. For Better, For Worse is a celebration of marriage in all its comic frustration and gloriousness. Whether you are about to be married, or you are on your paper, your brass or your diamond wedding anniversary, it will keep you and your other half entertained till death do you part.
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225 printed pages
Original publication
2010
Publisher
Short Books

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The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvellous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
Sir Hugh Walpole (1884-1941)
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We might think, when we embark on the adventure of marriage, that loving and cherishing would come easily. Not a bit of it. Even when everything’s working out for better rather than worse and we’re richer than we ever hoped, and in the best of health, as the novelty of shared domesticity wears off, there will be times when we wonder what on earth we’ve let ourselves in for.
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It hardly needs saying that it’s good for a relationship if, in the evening, partners sit down to eat together, rather than slump side by side in front of the television with their plates on their laps.

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