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One of the aspiring writers picked out in the Richard & Judy 'How to get published' competition, Alison Penton Harper proves that she isn't a one-trick pony and that Richard and Judy do indeed know their stuff. Housewife Up picks up where Housewife Down left off. Helen is getting on with her life as best she can, getting used to living on her own and preparing for the arrival of her fortieth birthday. Just when everything seems to be going well for her, disaster strikes. Desperate to get back on her feet Helen needs to get a job and there aren't many jobs suitable for a housewife who has been out of employment for well over a decade. It's a good read and nice to see some female fiction not obsessing on the 'girl meets boy' story.

If you like Alison Penton Harper you might also like to read books by Sarah Webb, Christina Jones and Melissa Hill.

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Housewife Up by Alison Penton Harper

"Heaven save us from ourselves. And if you canât manage that, Iâd settle for saving me from me. Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water, here I am again, drowning for all to see. Not waving, as the troubled swimmer once famously said. I busied myself with any household task I could find . . ."


Recently widowed but putting a brave face on it all (thanks to a not insignificant windfall) Helenâs only problem, it seems, is the imminent arrival of her fortieth birthday. Not something she can possibly avoid, ignore or sulk about – not with friends like Leoni and sisters like Julia around . . .

And there is much to celebrate. A beautiful new flat, gorgeous hospitable neighbours and a delicious sense of freedom that only money can buy. Until, that is, money becomes the one big fat problem in Helenâs life and she becomes part of the unwilling army of the employed. But it is no ordinary job that Helen is qualified for, in fact she is qualified for precious little, which leads to her first ever encounter with ‘the boss from hellâ .

About the Author

Alison Penton Harper
Alison Penton Harper was born in London in 1964 to an English father and an Indian mother. After a convent education she stumbled into advertising, later setting up her own business. Alison lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and two daughters.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2006

Author

Alison Penton Harper

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

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Paperback

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ISBN

9780330446389

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