“It’s a kind of magic”. No. Nothing to do with Freddy Mercury, or Queen . well… except maybe as a sort of cultural short hand.
No this is another book review and it is the title of a book by Carole Matthews (Published by headline Review ISBN: 9780755327676). Again this probably falls into the category Chick Lit. But well crafted, well observed and highly amusing. Dare I say it and enlightened guy might even enjoy it were he secure enough to be seen reading it.
The story centres round Emma and Alec long time Girl/Boy friends who have their own apartments. Plus their close friends. Emma and Alec break up on a regular basis.
It is Emma’s birthday. She is waiting in a posh restaurant with her family for Alec to turn up. He is out with his two best friends and getting seriously pickled. He is not looking forward to the occasion.
When he does finally make an appearance he manages to fall into the birthday cake. This precipitates another break up, but this time there is an added complication. In her distress Emma wishes it was possible to wave a magic wand and somehow make Alec over into a proper boyfriend.
Now it is a saying that you should be careful what you wish for; as Emma comes to quickly realize when she finds she apparently really has broken up with Alec and he almost immediately gets a new girlfriend, the gorgeous, almost too good to be real, Isobel.
Saying any more might spoil it. I recommend it.
This book made me smile and quietly laugh to myself on public transport, like a crazy person. It does keep you guessing as to the outcome and has a satisfying conclusion. I really enjoyed reading it.