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'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.
'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. - SheerLuxe.com
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Publisher: Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||8th August 2019|
|Publisher:||Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Humour, Parenting, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Family & health,|
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.More About Helen Whitaker