The Heart Shaped Bullet by Kathryn Flett
On 8 September 1995, at the age of 31, Kathryn Flett got married, the archetypal radiant bride. At the end of January 1997, her husband told her he was leaving.
Seventeen months after the wedding, he moved out of their home. The Heart-Shaped Bullet is an unflinching look at the breakdown of a modern marriage, vividly capturing the euphoria of falling in love and the pain of love gone wrong. Written with grace, wit and courage, it ensures you will never think about marriage in the same way again.
Kathryn Flett started her career as a staff writer on i-D magazine before moving to The Face, as Features Editor and Fashion Editor. Between 1992 and 1995 she was the Editor of the men’s magazine Arena and launch-edited the bi-annual Arena Homme Plus, Britain’s first 100 per cent fashion magazine for men. A regular on TV and radio, Kathryn is perhaps best known as one of BBC2’s ‘Grumpy Old Women’ while from 1995-2009 she was an associate editor, columnist and the TV critic of the Observer. The author of two novels, ‘Separate Lives’ and ‘Outstanding’ (Quercus, 2012 and 2016), Kathryn was awarded an honorary M.Litt in 2015 by the University of Brighton for her ‘contribution to journalism and broadcasting’.
Kathryn currently writes a fortnightly restaurant review column for the Sunday Telegraph and lives in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, with her partner, the photographer Julian Anderson, their four sons, two cats and a whippet called Slim.