Under the Duvet is a compilation of articles and other non-fiction pieces by Irish novelist Marian Keyes, originally written for newspapers, magazines as well as including some unpublished work, composed in the same vein as Amy Tan’s The Opposite of Fate. My carts always seem to come before my horses. I think to truly enjoy an anthology like this; you ought to have read and enjoyed at least a couple of books by the author, which unfortunately I hadn’t. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of Keyes until I ripped open the brown librarywalla wrapping paper to discover that the book within wasn’t Anne Dunlop’s The Revenge of Lady Muck which I had ordered but something to do with bed linen. Fortunately, Keyes writes quite well and has a flair for the droll. However, she has just a smidgeon of a tendency to be repetitive with her style of jokes. It’s understandable when you consider that these were originally independent pieces. Nonetheless, Keyes seems interesting. Her books might be worth a dekko.