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Behaving Like Adults At first glance, Maxted's heroines fit the chick-lit template: They're successful, attractive London gals with a gaggle of friends prone to Rupert...Behaving Like AdultsFiction At first glance, Maxted's heroines fit the chick-lit template: They're successful, attractive London gals with a gaggle of friends prone to Rupert...2003-05-23
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Behaving Like Adults

Genre: Fiction; Author: Anna Maxted

At first glance, Maxted’s heroines fit the chick-lit template: They’re successful, attractive London gals with a gaggle of friends prone to Rupert Everettesque scene-stealing. Then they get hit with a Big Issue – anorexia or a parent’s death – which often brings a movie-of-the-week heaviness. Behaving starts off similarly, with professional matchmaker Holly surviving a rape. But the preachiness is offset by the lovability of the characters – particularly Holly’s unpolished yet wise parents, who make Bridget Jones’ nattering mum seem cartoonish in comparison.

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