Our golfing tour in Scotland (report and pics to follow) didn’t leave a lot of time for reading, but I did get round at last to Sarah Duncan’s Another Woman’s Husband which I bought at the book launch back in May. Despite the racy cover and a review in the Telegraph that labelled it ‘chick lit’ this is firmly in the territory of female mid-life crisis done with a light but also serious touch. I particularly like the break up of her parents’ marriage as the catalyst for our heroine’s vulnerability and the use of her own romantic past as a foreshadowing of problems to come. If the men in the story are less than riveting, this probably comes with the territory, and the ups and downs of an unashamedly domestic drama all ring true, with Becca’s warmth, humour and bravery carrying us through. Despite an opening scene in which I felt a bit overwhelmed by party food, the writing is a delight, and I was more than satisfied by the well-paced ending which kept a few tricks up its sleeve. I don’t think it’s giving too much away to say this is the first time I’ve shed a tear over the death of a hamster!