The Great Escape
£7.99 saving £1.60 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
Selected by Sarah Broadhurst
February 2012 Book of the Month.
This laugh-out-loud funny tale, packed full of real life cringe-worthy moments we all know so well, asks the question: Can any woman ever grab back a piece of her younger self? For one weekend only, Hannah, Sadie and Lou are determined to give it their best shot. Perfect for fans of Jane Costello, Kate Long and Tess Stimson.Who is Sarah Broadhurst
The Great Escape by Fiona Gibson
Hannah's getting married! and has serious pre-wedding jitters. She adores Ryan but can't figure out how to fit into his grown-up, family-sized life. There's that fridge, for starters. That, too, is family-sized, with a gadget on the front that spits ice in her face. More alarming still are Ryan's children, Daisy, 10 and Josh, 13, who clearly don't relish the prospect of Hannah, a free-spirited greetings card illustrator, becoming their step-mum. So she fires off invitations to a hen weekend -- just the ticket to get her into the marrying mood. Trouble is! New mum Sadie is leaving her twin babies for the very first time with their terrified dad! Lou is unaware that her long-term man Spike is desperate to bundle her onto that Glasgow-bound train so he can hot-foot it round to see his secret fling Miranda! And, unbeknown to the girls, Johnny, their sexy upstairs neighbour from their art college days, is still frequenting those haunts, desperately in need of a little magic to happen.
Praise for Mum on the Run:
'Warm, funny and poignant.'
The Daily Mail
'Brilliant!manages to capture family life perfectly.'
Chick Lit Reviews
Praise for Mummy Said the F Word:
'Gibson is on top form! laugh-out-loud funny, warm and compelling'
News of the World
'Crisp and funny! Caitlin is appealingly intelligent and sardonic, whether coping with persistent kids or the comically disastrous attentions of younger men.'
'Sharply observed, funny and captures the warmth and clutter of family life.'
Praise for Lucky Girl:
'Gibson writes like an angel. She is the voice of modern woman.'
'Lovely, heartwarming, immensely readable.'
Praise for Babyface:
'A fantastic debut. More than funny, it's true.' Louise Bagshawe
'A bitter-sweet take on bringing up baby in modern times and a great first book.'
Praise for Wonderboy:
'Fans of rueful social comedy will chortle over the escapades of Ro! witty expose of the perils and pitfalls of relocation.'
About the Author
Publication date16th February 2012
More books by Fiona Gibson
Author 'Like for Like'
Author's Facebook Latest
PublisherAVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.Angela Rhodes
Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.Sarah Bruch
I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.Judith Sharp
I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.Emma Caddick
Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!Kate Thurston
Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.Sarah Harper
With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!Siobhan McDowell
Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!Rachel Bridgeman