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The Weekend Wives by Christina Hopkinson

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Three women meet at a party and bond over the fact that they spend too much time without husbands. Only one is truly a ‘weekend’ wife for the other two have much longer separations. One has a husband on Skype for he is in America and the other has a control-freak of a man who manipulates her via the internet. We follow their eventful lives through children’s problems, old secrets and country living with much amusement, a fair smattering of sadness and a lovely turn of phrase. This is a tale full of modern issues with conclusions you don’t always see coming. A good read although sometimes a little far-fetched. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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The Weekend Wives by Christina Hopkinson

A warm-hearted, funny and fondly-observed story about three friends united by a world where secrets abound and marriages are put to the test...Weekend wife n. 1 a wife whose husband works away and only comes home at the weekends. 2 a wife who misses her husband when he's gone, but wants him gone when he's at home. Emily's vision of country life was building dens with the children, walking a glossy hound and cosy nights in by the fire. But her kids are more interested in their smartphones, the family dog has 'issues' and she's permanently freezing. And when husband Matt is home, he still seems worryingly distant. Sasha and her husband Ned used to have a great connection, but nowadays the only connection between them is via Skype. And when a woman from Ned's past comes with news that threatens the perfect life she's built for her children, Sasha feels further from her husband than ever before. Tamsin's husband might be away during the week, but he's never truly gone. He seems to know her every move, which is fine, sort of - until her first love reappears in the most mysterious of ways...


Praise for Christina Hopkinson's novels:

'Utter genius' -- Lisa Jewell

'Fantastically well-written, searingly truthful...very moving' Daily Mail

'You will race through thus indulgent treat Sunday Mirror Ignore the chores and read this' Grazia

About the Author

Christina Hopkinson is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Times, Grazia and Red magazine. Her first novel, was published by Piatkus and was described by the Mirror as 'an insightful debut - witty, wise and worth reading'. She lives in London with her husband and three children.

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Publication date

1st March 2016


Christina Hopkinson

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Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


320 pages


Relationship Stories
Family Drama
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