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Ir three teenage children running a successful cleaning company and trying to keep some kind of order on her disorderly household while Delphine has long since disappeared to Australia with her second husband But Jay does sometimes wonder whether she should be like her cousin utterly well organised and with a size ten figureSo Jay decides to die. Since childhood Jay has felt inferior to her cousin Delphine who she hasn t seen for years Now Delphine is due back from Australia to marry and airline pilot so Jay embarks on a series of diets and tries to get her unruly family to behave themselvesI found this uite funny in places but it does annoy me that women s fiction so often is based round women thinking they re fat and finding their hangups with food a topic of comedy Size Matters is a pleasant enough read but leaves a bit of a nasty taste in the mouth afterwards due to the subject matter

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Size Matters

T But what should it be High carb no protein High protein no carb High fibre Wheat free Fat free Food free She tries them all with a variety of successes and failures But then Delphine reappears with a third husband in prospect and the same old air of apparently effortless superiority Jay never considers that perhaps Delphine is the envious one.. A really good book very funny with sarcastic humour full of backbiting and family rivalries

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Big and beautiful Or thin and miserableJay has always envied her cousin Delphine While Jay was brought up in a large noisy and chaotic family Delphine was indulged perfectly dressed with a co ordinated bedroom an immaculate wardrobe dancing lessons and monogrammed silver backed hairbrushes Now Jay lives happily with her architect husband and the. Jay runs a business and a family With this double taxation it is understandable that her life her looks and her wardrobe isn t as perfect as those from her Cousin Delphine who is coming home after being in Australia for years She asks Jay to organise everything for her return and although Jay doesn t like to be bossed around by Delphine she does it anyway She is a nice person sigh But Jay has one resolution to lose some dress sizes before Delphines arrival she doesn t want to look like the ugly stepsister Several ways of loosing weight are tried out by her Relatively short book and the story was somehow weird especially the side stories aboutwith the kids Didn t like it that much Only thing that was a bit interesting were the different methods how the protagonist wants to loose weight I never did a particular diet cause I don t really believe in any of that My rule is always eat less and not so much chocolate and do sports And it really works if you don t give up too fast


10 thoughts on “Size Matters

  1. says:

    Judy Astley is an author I have been reading since she published her first novel in 1994 They are generally an enjoyable light romance chick lit type novel nothing brain stretching but usually fun This one made me laugh but I think it is far from the best of her novels The protagonist Jay works her way through a selection of diet options whilst awaiting the imminent return of her cousin Delphine from Australia Jay lives in a ch

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed the first Judy Astley book that I read which was Every Good Girl I thought that the author was witty and clever The book also really held me from the first page I feel like this book really let her down The

  3. says:

    Jay runs a business and a family With this double taxation it is understandable that her life her looks and her wardrobe isn't as perfect as those from her Cousin Delphine who is coming home after being in Australia for years She asks Jay to o

  4. says:

    Since childhood Jay has felt inferior to her cousin Delphine who she hasn't seen for years Now Delphine is due back from Australia to marry and airline pilot so Jay embarks on a series of diets and tries to get her unruly f

  5. says:

    Probably my favourite of her books although I only really cared for the main character's storyline

  6. says:

    Think I might have outgrown this author

  7. says:

    A really good book very funny with sarcastic humour full of backbiting and family rivalries

  8. says:

    Just couldn't finish this book Tried really hard but halfway through felt I was losing the will to live

  9. says:

    giggled my way through from start to end

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It was brilliant and I couldn't put it down