I set my book group a challenge recently, and we didn’t do very well. Could we think of novels about happy marriages?
The criteria were simple. The married couple has to be a central point of the novel, not just on the peripheries. They have to get married before the novel starts (or, at a push, in the first chapter). They have to be married after the novel ends – no deaths. Happy marriages, if you please, not just not-unhappy ones.
It’s harder than you think…
I can only really think of Greenery Street by Denis Mackail.
Over to you!