According to Mum, it was only brainless films stars who got married these days.
It certainly wasn't something to be considered before a woman hit her thirties, and even then it was a pretty risky idea.
Half way through a school-friend's funeral, fourteen-year-old Elin has an epiphany.
Life's too short to waste on school - she wants to get married!
Using her GCSE syllabus as a model, Elin embarks on a covert operation to be married by the time she's sixteen - a quest that will take her from the Arctic Circle to the wilds of Southern Ireland.
As she researches sex, ways of becoming a 'Woman of Maturity' and how to analyse men using Microsoft Excel, she discovers that transforming from A-grade student into A-grade wife is tough - particularly when everyone thinks she's going mad.
But Elin's not the sort of girl to be put off - even when the guy she picks up on the Internet turns out to be anything but Mr Right...Full of wild ambition, fearlessness and terrible mistakes, "The Mrs Marridge Project" is a funny, sassy and controversial novel about self-discovery and freedom of choice.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/09/2005
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780571226870