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As a journalist Polly Williams writes for many publications, including You magazine, the Sunday Times, Marie Claire, Glamour and Red. She is the author of four novels including the Sunday Times bestseller The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy. She lives in London with her husband, two sons and a daughter.
Some love stories never end One evening Sophie Brady kisses her husband, Ollie, and young son Freddie goodbye, closing the door on number thirty-three. At ten pm she's with her best friend Jenny, polishing off a second bottle of wine. By midnight, she's dead. Except she doesn't feel dead...How can she leave the people she loves? Ollie is a man who once watered a houseplant for a year before realising it was plastic. Freddie is so little. And Jenny? There's something she desperately needs to know...
Lovely characters, very good one liners and a clever plot (no spoilers but we are pretty sure you won’t get the twist) make this highly enjoyable top notch chick lit a perfect holiday read.
Wrong man, right time? I think every woman can relate to that. Should Stevie settle for dependable Jez or jet off to New York to chase her dreams? A great read, and personally, I enjoyed The Egg Race even more than The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy (it may have something to do with the lovely character Sam though!). Fun, but touches on serious issues. Highly recommended.
Who says women can have it all? The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy follows the life a woman who tries to do just that. When new mum Amy Crane tries to insert a bit of glam into her life post-baby, it all gets very complicated as she attempts to juggle yoga, botox and the baby. A hilarious read, and it made me feel far less guilty about slobbing around the house in my tracksuit bottoms.Read by Rosalyn Landor Abridged on 5 CDsRunning time approx 6 hours
Who says women can have it all? The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy follows the life a woman who tries to do just that. When new mum Amy Crane tries to insert a bit of glam into her life post-baby, it all gets very complicated as she attempts to juggle yoga, botox and the baby. A hilarious read, and it made me feel far less guilty about slobbing around the house in my tracksuit bottoms.
From the bestselling author of THE RISE AND FALL OF A YUMMY MUMMY. 'The number you are calling is unavailable. Please try again later.' Gina has only been married six months when her husband Rex goes on holiday to Spain and vanishes without a trace, tipping her dream new marriage into nightmare. As a frantic search gets nowhere, Gina is adamant that he's alive and vows never to give up hope. Speculation is rife: he's drowned at sea, lost his memory...or just walked away. Troubling stories start to emerge about Rex's past that are hard to square with the man she married. How well does she really know her handsome, charismatic husband? They'd fallen in love so quickly, so passionately, that the past had seemed barely relevant to either of them. Now an explosive secret threatens to rewrite the story of their love affair. As the mystery of Rex's whereabouts deepens, Gina begins to wonder whether you only ever truly know the person you love once they've gone.
Sadie Drew thinks she must be the world's worst wife. She only needs to walk into a room to make it untidy. She wears flannel pyjamas in bed. Furry things breed in her fridge. But she's a busy working mother not a wifebot and husband Tom loves her as she is. Until he gets a hot new job and things change. There are alpha-wives to entertain. Nuclear rows. Unsettling secrets. And the smell of another woman's perfume on his suit. Sadie risks losing everything if she can't transform herself into the perfect wife... But what is a perfect wife anyway?
She's on a roll. A glamorous job at a glossy magazine. A home of her own. A cute live-in boyfriend. Annie Rafferty has worked damn hard for all of it. If demands are made, she delivers. If people need her, she's there. And if she suspects something is missing? Well, she ignores it. But cracks start to appear. Her boyfriend quits his job and leaves Annie paying the bills. Work descends into a handbags-at-dawn struggle for survival, and there's a new exec in the office - rude, opinionated but strangely attractive - questioning exactly what she's trying to prove. As Annie discovers her true desires, her meticulously planned life begins to unravel and darker, unexpected forces pull things in a shocking new direction . . .
Two weeks before her wedding Stevie Jonson has got the jitters. Is she finally growing up, or compromising horribly? In love or in denial? Yes, there are good reasons to get married. Babies, or at least the possibility of babies before eggs shrivel up. Sex whenever she wants it. A justification for staying in without feeling like a loser. Contentment, the shave-legs-in-front-of-him kind. And there are very good reasons not to get married. Not wanting to sleep with him unless nothing on telly. Never sleeping with anyone else ever again. His mother. His new bald patch. Being called, 'my wife.' And the disconcerting reappearance of a former major crush, reminder of everything fiance isn't. As the clock ticks, a shocking secret threatens to bring Stevie's future crashing down around her. A hilarious and heartfelt story about love, marriage and mating and what happens when they refuse to schedule.