So it was with much pleasure that Diary noted Coleridge's latest attempt, A Much Married Man, got critics raving.
The tale of a chinless aristocrat's sex life gives the reader a humorous insight into a man who happens to be quite privileged, has a lot of affairs and ... er, not much else.
If you still need convincing this tome is going to be the summer's must-read book, Diary has pulled together a few totally fair and completely unbiased comments from a number of well-respected Conde Nast titles. The critiques all share a running theme: none of them feature any criticism.
Vanity Fair dedicates a regal purple box-out to the book. However, the words aren't so much a review as a summary of the labyrinthine plot, with comments such as "what more does one need in a spring-season book?" and "much style and wit" thrown in as analysis.
A "wickedly funny Jilly Cooper-esque tale of naughtiness among the upper classes" is how Glamour describes the novel, concluding that it is "great fun in the best blockbuster sense - a must for the beach this summer".