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Mum on the Run by Fiona Gibson
  

Mum on the Run

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Laura Swan was dreading the school sports day Mum's race - but whoever would have thought it could be quite so life-changing?

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Mum on the Run by Fiona Gibson

Laura Swan was dreading the school sports day Mum's race - but whoever would have thought it could be quite so life-changing? Sports Day at her children's school is a nightmare for Laura because of the event she dreads -- the Mums' Race. She knows the other mothers have been in training for at least three months -- even though they're trying to pretend that they haven't. Laura's vowed never to take part, but the morning of the School Sports Day she makes a fatal error and promises her daughter that if she eats her Rice Crispies, she will run. With no escape, Laura is forced to take part and as she moves towards her inevitable humiliation, she is horrified to spot her husband Jed flirting with Celeste the delectable French girl who works with him. Determined to put up a fight and to show Jed there is still plenty of spice left in their marriage, Laura decides it is time to give her body the work out it has been desperately crying out for. But when Laura makes a special new friend at the running club that she has joined, she gets much more than she bargained for. From buying sexy lingerie displayed alongside the gherkins at Tesco to struggling into the last playsuit in Topshop, this novel is full of humour and Laura is a true heroine for our times. A sparkling, witty novel, that fizzes off the page.

Reviews

Praise for Mum on the Run:`Frivolous fun.
Grazia

`Warm, funny and poignant.
The Daily Mail

;'Brilliant...manages to capture family life perfectly.
Chick Lit Reviews

About the Author

Fiona Gibson

Fiona Gibson is an author and journalist who has written for many UK publications including The Observer, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Red, New Woman, Top Sante and Elle. For several years she has written a popular weekly column chronicling her family life in The Sunday Herald newspaper.

Fiona lives in Scotland with her husband, their twin sons and daughter. She likes to draw, run 10k races, play her saxophone and lie in the bath with a big glass of wine, although not all at once.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th February 2011

Author

Fiona Gibson

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www.fionagibson.com/

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Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Romance

ISBN

9781847562494

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