Paperback: The Superpower of Love by Sophie Hannah

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The Independent Culture

Sophie Hannah's enjoyable third novel puts the fizz back into the relationship saga, especially the kind involving ageing singletons on the verge of marriage. For a start, her characters aren't the usual round up of media popsies – Pennines-based and Cambridge-educated, this set of friends includes an analytical philosopher (specialising in Vagueness), a soap story-line editor and a clean-living couple whose approaching wedding is causing havoc. Hannah's comic gift for unraveling the relationship maze makes the complexities of domestic life interesting again.