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More Like Wrestling than Dancing

Robert Craig

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

'Like the Sex & the City girls (or Mel and Kim) Anna and Natasha are looking for fun, love and money but unlike either they're stuck with the dregs of Bradford manhood...a Liver Birds for the new millennium' Big Issue

Anna and Natasha are two friends in their 20s sharing a tired flat in Bradford. Sick of the local grotty club Apollo they decide to go uptown in the search for a better class of man. They begin to frequent the Bartok where they meet Richard and Geoffrey and love blossoms. But Richard is already married and Geoffrey isn't all he seems... Sharp and acerbic, this is a refreshing take on the single life and the hunt for men whose idea of romance goes beyond a curry and a sixpack!

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Praise for More Like Wrestling than Dancing

  • Funny, compelling and intelligent, Robert Craig's second novel is

  • Bradford postman-turned novelist Robert Craig's second book takes the standard chick-lit storyline into murky waters, and emerges with a sort of Liver Birds for the new millennium. A tale of misplaced optimism, female friendshop and sparky good humour against all the odds. - BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH (9-15 February) - Wayne Burrows

  • Craig's treatment of the girls is warm-hearted, fond, and full of foible-driven laughs, but it's the men's web of subterfuge which provokes the real side-clutching. - I-D (1.2.04) - Susan Corrigan

  • Craig's second novel explores female relationships and how far they'll stretch when other factors such as men are thrown into the equation. But he's clever to address other relationships too, including warring parents, unhappy siblings and a nightmare boss. This is a story with real-life dilemmas and plausible solutions, certain to pull in intelligent readers interested in the psychological and sociological aspects of relationships. - TIME OUT (18-25 February) - Joanne Greenhead

  • Craig is a very funny, imaginative writer who seems to know how women think. - GLASGOW EVENING TIMES (7.2.04)

  • The style of the book allows the reader to connect with the two main characters and identify with he more trying parts of thir lives...an enjoyable book. - MORNING STAR (9.2.04) - Sandra Roberts

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Robert Craig

Robert Craig was born in Bradford in 1963. He works there for Royal Mail as a postman. His first novel, COVER TO COVER, was published in 2003.