The Mother-in-law, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


You can choose your friends but you can't choose your mother-in-law.

Electra and Adam are living proof that opposites attract.

Electra is warm, passionate and creative. She wants to have a baby. Adam is calm, reasonable and very English. He doesn't. Enter the mother-in-law...Cold, critical and snobbish, she disapproves of her son's marriage. And then she moves in with them. Will their relationship survive? This work is a darkly funny, insightful and cautionary tale that will make you question where your loyalties lie.




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If he weren't obsessed about Elvis, he'd be obsessing about something else. At last Elvis is a positive role model. I obsess about him myself sometimes, dressed in that black leather jumpsuit.'Positive role model? Heavy drinker, pill-popper, philanderer?''We all have our foibles, Lydia. If Elvis drank stinky green tea and went to bed at eleven-thirty, do you think he would have been a rock and roll legend?'Electra, the daughter-in-law, is a warm and vibrant woman, and a night-owl who uses eleven-thirty as an example of an early bedtime, but I didn't really warm to her, her husband Adam, or their family and friends. Electra'a best friend Lydia, with her inadequate mothering style and bratty sone, was especially annoying) and their family and friends, or care about any of their family and health issues.