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Lessons in Duck Shooting by Jayne Buxton
  

Lessons in Duck Shooting

Family Drama   Debuts of the Month   Relationship Stories   

RRP £6.99

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Single mother, Ally, juggling the problems of a neurotic boss, the sudden appearance of her exâs 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 by Jayne Buxton

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?

Reviews

The author has a way of conveying break up woes we can all relate to. If you've got the winter blues, this will give you hope New Woman A charming romantic comedy Red A great light-hearted read My Weekly Inciteful, humorous and engaging Lancashire Evening Post An hilarious look at life as a single mum. Wickedly funny, warm and wonderfully perceptive, it's great for those long, cold, dark winter nights Peterborough Evening Telegraph


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

5th January 2006

Author

Jayne Buxton

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd

Format

Paperback (b Format)
400 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Debuts of the Month
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099492429

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