March 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.
The Bad Mother’s Handbook was a hit for Kate Long and now she’s back with A Mother’s Guide To Cheating, an intelligent, well-observed and poignant portrayal of a mother and daughter navigating their way through a family crisis.
Carol married young -- to philandering Phil; and became a mother young -- to highly-strung Jaz. Carol put up with Phil's infidelities: suffer in silence and keep the family together was her mantra. Not so Jaz. The moment she discovers her own husband Ian's errant ways -- with a woman he barely knew -- she throws him out of the house, changes the locks and bans him from seeing their toddler son Matty. In so many ways independent and strong, where her daughter is concerned Carol is a coward. When Jaz finds out that her mother has enlisted the support of Ian's father David to try to get her back together with Ian, Jaz is beyond furious and disappears with Matty. With a deft lightness of touch -- and a dash of unexpected romance -- Kate Long takes us into the heart of this mixed-up but utterly recognisable family who fight for what they believe in, even if it puts the closest members on opposing sides.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Publication date: 18/02/2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||18th February 2010|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
A former teacher, Kate Long born in 1964 grew up in Blackrod, Lancashire. She wrote her first novel, The Bad Mother's Handbook, after her children had gone to bed and "if there was nothing good on the telly." She currently lives with her husband and two young children in the small village in Shropshire.More About Kate Long