The Great Escape
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst
February 2012 Book of the Month.
This laugh-out-loud funny tale, packed full of real life cringe-worthy moments we all know so well, asks the question: Can any woman ever grab back a piece of her younger self? For one weekend only, Hannah, Sadie and Lou are determined to give it their best shot. Perfect for fans of Jane Costello, Kate Long and Tess Stimson.
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The Great Escape by Fiona Gibson
Hannah's getting married! and has serious pre-wedding jitters. She adores Ryan but can't figure out how to fit into his grown-up, family-sized life. There's that fridge, for starters. That, too, is family-sized, with a gadget on the front that spits ice in her face. More alarming still are Ryan's children, Daisy, 10 and Josh, 13, who clearly don't relish the prospect of Hannah, a free-spirited greetings card illustrator, becoming their step-mum. So she fires off invitations to a hen weekend -- just the ticket to get her into the marrying mood. Trouble is! New mum Sadie is leaving her twin babies for the very first time with their terrified dad! Lou is unaware that her long-term man Spike is desperate to bundle her onto that Glasgow-bound train so he can hot-foot it round to see his secret fling Miranda! And, unbeknown to the girls, Johnny, their sexy upstairs neighbour from their art college days, is still frequenting those haunts, desperately in need of a little magic to happen.
Praise for Mum on the Run:
'Warm, funny and poignant.'
The Daily Mail
'Brilliant!manages to capture family life perfectly.'
Chick Lit Reviews
Praise for Mummy Said the F Word:
'Gibson is on top form! laugh-out-loud funny, warm and compelling'
News of the World
'Crisp and funny! Caitlin is appealingly intelligent and sardonic, whether coping with persistent kids or the comically disastrous attentions of younger men.'
'Sharply observed, funny and captures the warmth and clutter of family life.'
Praise for Lucky Girl:
'Gibson writes like an angel. She is the voice of modern woman.'
'Lovely, heartwarming, immensely readable.'
Praise for Babyface:
'A fantastic debut. More than funny, it's true.' Louise Bagshawe
'A bitter-sweet take on bringing up baby in modern times and a great first book.'
Praise for Wonderboy:
'Fans of rueful social comedy will chortle over the escapades of Ro! witty expose of the perils and pitfalls of relocation.'
About the Author
Publication date16th February 2012
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PublisherAVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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