The School Run

by Sophie King

Debut Books of the Month Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The School Run

This is a nice scenario for it takes the diverse lives of seven people over one week whose only real link is the school gate.  From au pair to single father, teacher to deserted mum, all of life is exposed through these bruised families.  The only problem is it doesn’t really conclude, just as our lives don’t.

Comparison: Elizabeth Noble, Carmen Reid, Isabel Wolff.
Similar this month: Melissa Hill, Barbara Delinsky.

Sarah Broadhurst

The School Run Synopsis

A week in the lives of seven people - all on the same route to school: Harriet is waiting for her husband to tell her if their marriage is on – or off. Pippa is about to receive some potentially devastating hospital results. Evie has one week to save her career – and find her missing husband. Nick’s wife died two years ago, leaving him with a troublesome teenage daughter. Martine, a French au pair, is about to run off with a married man. Kitty, a school teacher, accepts a bet to find a man in a week. And Betty watches by the roadside, looking for the driver who killed her son... Little do any of them know that by the end of the week the school run will have become a collision course, connecting their lives in more ways than one.

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ISBN: 9780340921548
Publication date: 01/09/2005
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340921548
Publication date: 1st September 2005
Author: Sophie King
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sophie King

Jane Bidder (pen name Sophie King) has been a journalist for over 25 years and contributes regularly to national newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Express. As Sophie King (her pen name), she has written five novels – ‘The School Run’, mums@home, Second Time Lucky, The Supper Club and The Wedding Party  – all of which have been described as best-sellers. She is published by Hodder & Stoughton. Her new novel is called THE WEDDING PARTY and follows the lives of four people who are involved with a wedding. There’s Helen, ...

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