Whatever Love Means Author:David Baddiel Do you remember where you were on 31 August 1997? Vic Mullan does. — Like most people, Vic Mullen--once described by his best friend Joe as 'a man whose sense of social responsibility is exhausted by pulling over to let an ambulance by'--can remember where he was and what he was doing on the day of Princess Diana's death. Yes, he can remember it ... more »particularly well; he was at home, beginning an affair with Emma, Joe's wife.
The opening sections of David Baddiel's second novel chart the history of an intense and passionately sexual liaison set against the background of the most hysterical time in recent memory. But as the months wear on, and life and love return to normal, so things become more complex between Vic and Emma. And then, tragedy--a real, local, small-scale tragedy, as opposed to a national, iconic, mythological one--intervenes.« less