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The Art of Marriage

Catherine Blyth

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Prose: non-fiction, Self-help & personal development

How do you live happily ever after

Joining your life with another person's, until death do you part, is perhaps the biggest decision you can take. But once the vows have been sworn, the cake has been cut, and the honeymoon is over, what are the secrets of a lasting marriage

The Art of Marriage explains why marriage matters. This timeless institution still casts its spell, not thanks to the sentimental grip of tradition, but because it eases the ups and downs of existence and makes them meaningful. Each marriage is unique, so there are no universal laws for being a good husband or wife. But Catherine Blyth's insights and anecdotes gather wisdom from history, psychology, and couples who have been there, to show how best to negotiate the three-legged obstacle race that is married life.

Whether it's upturned loo-seats, badly squeezed toothpaste, in-laws who should be outlawed, rows over the rubbish, or sly, wandering eyes, you will find a solution in this entertaining survivor's guide.

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Praise for The Art of Marriage

  • It's fun to read something which leaps about in lively fashion from Darwin's list of pros and cons of marrying to the 'things I hate about you' lists that Anthony Armstrong-Jones left about the house for Princess Margaret. What struck me above all is how good a writer Blyth is with her wry, wise and lyrical style. This led me to wonder when that novel so obviously trying to get out of her will see the light of day - Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

  • Lots of pithy and profound advice - Time Out

  • Written with a mixture of humour and historical perspective - Daily Telegraph

  • 'Holidays are times to indulge in self-help and Blyth's follow-up to The Art of Conversation dispenses lots of pithy and profound advice' - Closer

  • 'This is an upmarket guide to marriage. It's very good. It tells you some obvious things, and lots of things that are less obvious' - Evening Standard

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Catherine Blyth

Catherine Blyth is an editor and writer. She has written scripts for the BBC and Channel 5 and contributed to publications including the Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and The Times.

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