About this book
This is Posy Simmonds' reworking of "Madame Bovary"; Gemma is an adulterous wife and step-mother, who soon becomes bored with country life in Normandy. "The most original book of the year... beady, cunning, and terribly funny" Deborah Moggach.
Is is a coincidence that Gemma Bovery has a name rather like Flaubert's notorious heroine? Is it by chance that, like Madame Bovary, Gemma is bored, adulterous, and a bad credit risk? Is she inevitably doomed? These questions consume her neighbour.