I Don't Know How She Does it

by Allison Pearson

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I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson was a deserved best seller and I wish she'd written more novels. How to make Chick Lit look easy.  Don't be deceived: not many people can do it like this. Follow her in The Telegraph and she still makes a great deal of sense, particularly when she writes about children.

I Don't Know How She Does it Synopsis

Meet Kate Reddy, fund manager and mother of two. A victim of time famine, Kate counts seconds like other women count calories. Factor in a manipulative nanny, an Australian boss who looks at Kate's breasts as if they're on special offer, a long-suffering husband, her quietly aghast in-laws, two needy children and an email lover, and you have a woman juggling so many balls that some day something's going to hit the ground.

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We are offering THREE lucky people the chance to win the Series 4 box set of the hit ITV period drama (RRP: £24.99). 1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage. Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne and the Enyses are tested as never before. Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her strained between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election. The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset. The draw closes on the 31st August and the winner will be notified by the 7th September.

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I Don't Know How She Does it Press Reviews

'I love Kate Reddy...her tale made me cry twice and laugh often' Independent on Sunday

 

'If you could buy stock in a book, I would stake all my savings on the success of I Don't Know How She Does It. Here at last is the definitive social comedy of working motherhood' Washington Post

 

'The writing is sharp, funny and cleverly observant of the small details - funny, intelligent and insightful' Waterstone's Books Quarterly

 

'Funny, fast and full of nail-on-the-head observations' Daily Telegraph

 

'Pearson...never hides her intelligence or apologises for her seriousness of purpose' The Times

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ISBN: 9780099428381
Publication date: 01/05/2003
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099428381
Publication date: 1st May 2003
Author: Allison Pearson
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Allison Pearson

Allison Pearson is an award-winning journalist. A founder member of BBC 2's 'Late Review', she broadcasts regularly on TV and radio. Her novel I Don't Know How She Does It became an instant bestseller.

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