90s girl-about-town Mel is adjusting to life without posh-boy Alex, whose attempts to make it big in the music biz have propelled him to the land of the free and Bruce Springsteen. Having omitted to mention his grand tour to Mel however, he has left our heroine a tad disturbed--grounds indeed for taking comfort in the arms of smelly, over-sized accountants with juvenile tendencies. Alex's emotional return coincides with the news that Mel's old "friend" Amanda, social-climber pas excellent (sic), has succeeded in getting herself hitched to Scottish laird Fraser for whom Mel has long harboured feelings of an X-rated nature. Before long, Fraser's brother Angus and Mel's friend Fran--an evil-mouthed, scary, man-hater--join forces in an attempt to rescue the scruffy Scot from the talons of the wannabe "It" girl, whose only interests lie in a double-barrelled aristo title and an ancestral pile.
Amanda's Wedding flies riotously through the pre-nuptial rituals of stag and hen nights and disastrous dinner parties to a staggering, if inevitable, wedding day from hell. Colgan's merciless observations of the London social scene are as witty and sharp as her take on the (extra)ordinary lives of middle-class brunettes from Woking. "Four Weddings and a Funeral" meets "Boys Behaving Badly"--and what is flat-mate Linda's, dark (and milk), cacao-based secret? --Carey Green