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At First Sight David Spiller

At First Sight

David Spiller

Published August 15th 2011
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Kindle Edition
156 pages
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When she campaigns to open a Leicester centre for asylum seekers, Lizzie Forbush runs across her Conservative MP, the ruthless but steadfast Margaret Slater. Invited into Slater’s bed, Lizzie amazes herself by accepting, jeopardising her 20-yearMoreWhen she campaigns to open a Leicester centre for asylum seekers, Lizzie Forbush runs across her Conservative MP, the ruthless but steadfast Margaret Slater. Invited into Slater’s bed, Lizzie amazes herself by accepting, jeopardising her 20-year marriage to Dave - university lecturer, failed poet, Labour activist and fanatical ManU supporter. Unhinged by his wife’s affair, Dave visits a massage parlour and falls in love with the pneumatic Susan.Susan’s daughter Amy, distraught at discovering her mother’s occupation, steals several winter coats from the department store where Lizzie’s son Nick is a security guard. Arresting Amy, Nick promptly falls in love with her.The antics of the three couples are thrown into sharp relief by the penniless, Kurdish asylum seeker Tari, who yearns to leave Leicester and make a perilous return to his own loved ones in Iraq.Love, so swift to begin, does not run smoothly. The Forbush’s cat develops multiple neuroses. Nick and Amy spend the night chastely in a dodgy hotel, following a police raid on a club. Lizzie and Slater are outed by the Sun newspaper. Dave becomes an anti-feminist icon after a riot at a poetry reading. Meanwhile Tari steals a short-wave radio from Nick’s store, dressed in a giant wasp costume.When people fall in love ‘at first sight’ normal life is suspended- and there is no guarantee of happy endings for those stricken by the bug.