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The School Run The perfect summer read for mums in 2019

by Helen Whitaker

Humour (fiction) Parenting Relationship Stories

The School Run The perfect summer read for mums in 2019 Synopsis

'Funny and frank' DAWN O'PORTER 'Truly brilliant' EMMA GANNON Two mothers. Two daughters. One school place. Imogen and Lily are old friends - they've shared hangovers, unsuitable boyfriends and wild nights out together. But now they're mums, and their partying days are behind them. When a place comes up at one of the best primary schools in the area, both women want it for their daughters. From faking religious beliefs to bogus break-ups, Imogen and Lily will go to any lengths to secure the perfect school for their children - and so will all the other mothers. Will their friendship survive the strain? Will their marriages take the pressure? And when a sexy new vicar arrives on the scene, will the mothers' keep focus for long enough to keep their eyes on the prize? A hilarious, heartwarming read, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Fiona Gibson.

The School Run The perfect summer read for mums in 2019 Press Reviews

'Reassuring, packed with wry humour - this will resonate with Mums everywhere' - Woman and Home

'A fabulous, funny debut about friendship and the perils of push parenting. Required reading for anyone who has been anywhere near the school gate.' - Tasmina Perry

Helen has created a rollercoaster of a narrative on a scenario so many of us relate to, which will make you laugh, cry and cringe all at once! But with all the emotional turmoil and mind-bending plot twists, what really stands out is the women themselves - women you know, women you're friends with, women who intimidate you on the school run. The characters are so real and so relatable, the storyline is doubly moving. And I wish I'd said a whole bunch of hilarious remarks myself on the playground! - Grace Timothy, author of Mum Face

Helen is a hilariously witty, observational and truly brilliant storyteller. I loved this book and it will make you snort. - Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method

Funny and frank about competitive parenting, emotional labour and post-parenthood marriage. - Dawn O'Porter, author of The Cows

Funny and heart-warming on motherhood, marriage and female friendship. -

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ISBN: 9781409183723
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Publisher: Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409183723
Publication date: 8th August 2019
Author: Helen Whitaker
Publisher: Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Humour, Parenting, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Family & health,

About Helen Whitaker

Helen Whitaker is a 37-year-old, journalist and mum-of-one living in Walthamstow. She is the former Entertainment Director of Glamour, and has written for a number of publications including Stella, The Telegraph, Fabulous and Total Film. Helen is currently Acting Deputy Editor at British Airways High Life magazine.

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