A novel of female friendship, charming and unexpectedly switching life’s ambitions along the way. Three friends all become pregnant at about the same time but react to the inevitable very differently. It’s a lovely, astute, uplifting read. A joy.
Similar this month: None but try Kate Long.
Comparison: Carmen Reid, Maria Beaumont.
9 Months. 3 Women. 1 Club.
After a picnic near an ancient fertility symbol, three very different women find themselves taking home more than they bargained for -- a bun in the oven each! It's the beginning of a journey that will transform their lives, as they begin to realise things have just got a little more difficult and a little more interesting, but that with friendship, love and self-belief, they might just make it through.
For Helen it's a dream come true; a child is something she has wanted for years. Trouble is, her husband 'Slimy Simon' is less impressed -- livid, in fact -- and the pregnancy has only highlighted the cracks that have begun to emerge between them. He dislikes her friends and controls every part of her life -- but Helen might just have found a way to break free of the prison she's found herself in.
Janey, focussed on her career and hell-bent on a promotion to Head of Department, is mortified. She's always been so careful with contraception that even while sitting on an oversized chalk member, she kept her pants on. But it wasn't enough. Now she too is approaching forty with a child on the way and despite her beloved husband George's happiness, Janey just can't believe she's going to give it all up for a baby. Will the pregnancy transform her into super-mum? Or has she got herself into water deeper than she can swim out of?
And Elizabeth, a strong-willed single woman, is terrified. The most selfless thing she's had to do recently is save a man's life -- and that was enough! Will she be able to love a child? She has her doubts, trebled by the return of a man she adores but whom she knows will never share her feelings. Everything was a bit of a mess anyway -- won't a baby just complicate things further?
As the trio battle with their hopes, their worries and their loves, they are thrown into a life-changing journey that will only last for nine months but that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. With misadventure, break-ups, heartache and laughs along the way, The Yorkshire Pudding Club is a veritable feast of emotion. For anyone who's wanted a child -- or not -- this is a wonderful, heart-warming story of three very ordinary women thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
Publication date: 01/03/2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||1st March 2007|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Milly Johnson is a joke-writer, greetings card creator, newspaper columnist, after-dinner speaker, poet, actress, winner of Come Dine with Me, Sunday Times Top Ten author and recipient of Yorkshire Society Award For Arts and Culture 2015. You can find more about the Yorkshire Society at www.yorkshiresociety.org.uk She is half-Yorkshire, half-Glaswegian so don’t expect her to buy the first round. She likes cruising on big ships, sparkling afternoon teas, sunshine and birds of prey. She does not like marzipan or lamb chops. She is proud patron of two fabulous charities: Yorkshire Cat Rescue (www.yorkshirecatrescue.org) and ...More About Milly Johnson