The Mrs Marridge Project

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ISBN 9780571226870 Format Hardback
9780571226870
Paperback
Published 01/09/2005 Length 288 pages
288

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Half way through the funeral of her sister's best friend, 14-year-old Elin suddenly has her BIG IDEA. She doesn't want to go to school and sit pointless exams. She doesn't want to become the career woman her mother has dreamed of. Life's too short to waste on other people's ambitions. Elin wants to get married!

So starts Elin's quest to be married by the time she's 16. She has two years to work towards her goal but there is so much she needs to know - from how to find Mr Right to understanding plumbing and DIY. Transformed from an A-grade schoolgirl to a top-notch investigator, Elin embarks on the secret 'Mrs Marridge Project' using her GCSEs as a model of study.

But as she works through her Research (men, childcare, mortgages), Course Work (essays including 'Why Get Married?'), Field Studies (her relations) and Mocks (eloping with Melvin), Elin discovers much, much more than she bargained for . . .

Acutely observed and filled with sharp wit, this is a stunningly original and controversial novel about self-discovery and the freedom of choice - even if that choice is an unfashionable one.

Half way through the funeral of her sister's best friend, 14-year-old Elin suddenly has her BIG IDEA. She doesn't want to go to school and sit pointless exams. She doesn't want to become the career woman her mother has dreamed of. Life's too short to waste on other people's ambitions. Elin wants to get married!So starts Elin's quest to be married by the time she's 16. She has two years to work towards her goal but there is so much she needs to know - from how to find Mr Right to understanding plumbing and DIY. Transformed from an A-grade schoolgirl to a top-notch investigator, Elin embarks on the secret 'Mrs Marridge Project' using her GCSEs as a model of study.But as she works through her Research (men, childcare, mortgages), Course Work (essays including 'Why Get Married?'), Field Studies (her relations) and Mocks (eloping with Melvin), Elin discovers much, much more than she bargained for . . . Acutely observed and filled with sharp wit, this is a stunningly original and controversial novel about self-discovery and the freedom of choice - even if that choice is an unfashionable one.
  • About Pauline Fisk

    Pauline Fisk is the much-loved author of eleven children's novels, including In the Trees, Flying for Frankie, Sabrina Fludde and Midnight Blue which won the Smarties Prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award.

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