I am an enormous fan of Wendy, she’s so good at gently poking fun at the middle-classes, writes in a deliciously infectious style and is the perfect feel-good, romantic comedy queen. This looks at the many pitfalls of child bearing, amusing and touching, I loved it.
Comparison: Julian Fellowes, Alison Pearson, Jane Green.
Similar this month: Jane Blanchard, Melissa Hill.
A tale of yummy mummies with flat brown tummies… Four parents-to-be seem ante-natally sorted. Flash Hugo and Amanda have booked a chic private clinic and royal maternity nurse. Right-on Jake and Alice want an all-natural home birth with whale music and tree-hugging nappies. But nothing goes quite to plan. Amanda finds motherhood less glam than the stars make it look and disappears back to her career. Which leaves Hugo with the child and without a clue what to do. Alice has problems too. Bringing up baby to Jake’s eco-fascist standards means home-made organic everything and a recycled cardboard cot. Will nappiness bring happiness to anybody? Not before bedhopping spouses, beastly bosses and bitchy nursery mothers have all done their dreadful worst…
‘Holden’s comic talents show no sign of downsizing’ Literary Review
Publication date: 01/08/2005
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
|Publication date:||1st August 2005|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Number One bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.Photo © Laurie FletcherMore About Wendy Holden