For Better, For Worse

A Marriage Companion for Life

by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

  • Published: 04 Feb 2010
  • Price: £20.00
  • Format: Hardback
  • Extent: 356p
  • ISBN: 978-1-904977-76-6
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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 wonderful book takes a light-hearted look at marriage from all angles – in the kitchen, in the garden, on holiday, with friends. 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 Socrates and Jane Austen, Tolstoy 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.

About Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, bestselling author of The Good Granny Guide, The Good Granny Cookbook and The Pocket Book of Good Grannies, has written many other books on plants and gardening, including Gardening Made Easy and The Imperial Flower. A grandmother of five, and the mother of TV chef Hugh, she lives with her husband in Gloucestershire.

Other books by this author

<a href=""><strong>The Good Granny Cookbook</strong></a><br /><a href="" class="plain-link">In The Good Granny Cookbook, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall takes us on a nostalgic culinary pilgrimage, rediscovering the sort of robust, wholesome food that our grandmothers, or even great-grandmothers, used to make.</a><a href=""><img  src="" border="0" 		width="160px" 	height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href=""><strong>The Good Granny Companion</strong></a><br /><a href="" class="plain-link">Packed with seasonal activities and pastimes, The Good Granny Companion contains great ideas both to brighten up ordinary days and make those Very Important Days truly memorable. </a><a href=""><img  src="" border="0" 		width="160px" 	height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href=""><strong>The Pocket Book of Good Grannies</strong></a><br /><a href="" class="plain-link">In this delightful new book, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall features 50 deliciously recognisable types – from Glam Gran (she descends on the newborn’s cradle like a fairy godmother with her designer baby clothes and cashmere wraps) to Wise Gran.</a><a href=""><img  src="" border="0" 		width="160px" 	height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href=""><strong>The Good Granny Guide</strong></a><br /><a href="" class="plain-link">In this new edition of <em>The Good Granny Guide</em> you will find a whole range of practical advice to help you make the most of the time you spend with your grandchildren.</a><a href=""><img  src="" border="0" 		width="160px" 	height="244px" alt="" /></a>