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The Bloater
  • ISBN: 9781784877804
  • Pages: 176
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Introduction: Stewart Lee

The Bloater

Rosemary Tonks

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Min works at the BBC as an audio engineer, where she is struggling to replicate the sound of a heartbeat. At home, other matters of the heart are making a mockery of life as Min knows it. She has found herself the object of her lodger’s affection. He is an internationally renowned opera singer and she’s nicknamed him ‘The Bloater’.

She’s disgusted and attracted to him in equal measure. But with a husband so invisible that she accidentally turns the lights off when he’s still in the room, she can’t quite bring herself to silence The Bloater’s overtures. Materialistic yet surprisingly tender, The Bloater is a sparkling comedy of manners by Rosemary Tonks.

‘A wonderfully unromantic romantic comedy’ Daily Telegraph

‘It is the perfect aperitif, makes you feel warm and careless and much, much happier’ The Times

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