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Lessons in Duck Shooting

by Jayne Buxton

Debut Books of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

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Single mother, Ally, juggling the problems of a neurotic boss, the sudden appearance of her ex’s new dolly bird and the endless demands of her children, finds life completely joyless.  A good friend, Mel, takes her to a dating seminar and Ally rises to the challenge, adopting a more positive approach to life.  Familiar ground, maybe, but this debut novel is surprisingly fresh, a thoroughly enjoyable read.

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Lessons in Duck Shooting Synopsis

Ally James' life is in need of a makeover. Juggling the demands of a neurotic boss, the sudden appearance of her ex-husband's arm candy and the whirl of school runs seems to have become a mammoth effort of late. Can packaging and promoting possibly be the same as dating and falling in love? And how on earth would you find the time for a makeover?
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ISBN: 9780099492429
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099492429
Publication date: 5th January 2006
Author: Jayne Buxton
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jayne Buxton

Jayne Buxton is a consultant and spokesperson in the field of work-life balance. After her non-fiction book, ENDING THE MOTHER WAR, was published in 1998 she became a regular contributor to press, radio and conference discussions about working parents and workplace change. She co-founded Flametree, a specialist work-life balance consultancy and interactive web based community for working parents. She now lives in London with her husband and three children and is currently working on her next novel.

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