Good Ideas of the 20th Century Divorce (1994)

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Novelist Fay Weldon, whose recent novel `Affliction' (about a man leaving his wife under the influence of his therapist) seems close to autobiography, takes a mischievous look at divorce as being good for the economy. She argues that single, unhappy households need more - when they split up they need double the household items. Therapists and doctors also benefit, and she sees divorce as a natural extension of Britain's development into a material nation.

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