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The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life. - Oscar Wilde

  • Jul 13, 2010
This book is a short story written as a gift from husband to wife.

The story is a mildly entertaining and breezy account of a husband's less than enjoyable trip through London following his ever smiling and enthusiastic wife from tourist trap to tourist trap.

While the husband complains about every adventure, except the repeated visits to Harrods, at the end of this tale he reluctantly admits to having a halfway decent time and even suggests he may be coerced into a second London trip. Though I can't imagine the wife would take him up on it after reading how every smile he mustered was faked.

This is a cute and charming family keepsake, one I am sure their family and friends will enjoy. I just can't imagine that it would appeal to the masses as it is written as a very personal journey for one couple. I don't know too many people who would care about such a personal account about Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shmo. However, I think the author has a clever writing voice and if he'd expand his skill to include and appeal to the masses, I think he'd attract a larger audience.

Cherise Everhard, July 2010

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Kevin and Julie travel to London. Kevin loathes sightseeing. Julie is the quintessential tourist. Kevin ends up enjoying the trip but doesn't tell Julie. He secretly writes a book about his fond memories to surprise her and express his love.
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ISBN-10: 1601457049
ISBN-13: 978-1601457042
Author: Kevin Kirsch
Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc.

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