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A brilliantly funny and uplifting novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mum Who'd Had Enough and When Life Gives You Lemons. Perfect for anyone who's ever wanted to escape it all! Forget about having it all. Sometimes you just want to leave it all behind. Audrey is often seized by the urge to walk out of her house without looking back - but she can't possibly do that. She is a single parent. She is needed. She has a job, a home, responsibilities...and a slothful teenage son's pants to pick up. But no one likes being taken for granted - Audrey least of all - so the time has come for drastic action. And no one's going to stand in her way... The perfect laugh-out-loud book about motherhood for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Gill Sims
The Number One laugh-out-loud bestseller. Fiona Gibson is back and funnier than ever! Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks. When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia's life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn't take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy 'the Big Milk'. After almost two decades of putting everyone else first, Nadia is finally taking care of herself. And with a budding romance with new boyfriend Jack, she's never felt more alive. That is, until her son Alfie drops out of university, and Nadia finds her empty nest is empty no more. With a heartbroken teenager to contend with, Nadia has to ask herself: is it ever possible for a mother to get her own life back? And can Jack and Nadia's relationship survive having a sulky teenager around? A gloriously funny and uplifting new book perfect for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell. If you love this, don't miss Fiona's brand-new comedy When Life Gives You Lemons - out now! 'I was enthralled from beginning to end' Reader Review 'A warm fuzzy romp of a book' Reader Review 'If you want a funny, charming and feel-good story you can't go wrong with this' Reader Review 'What a refreshing read! I giggled and squirmed all the way through this' Reader Review 'A great book that I didn't want to put down, absolutely loved it!' Reader Review
The voice of modern women is back! Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell. 'More than funny, it's true!' Elle After sixteen years of marriage, Nate and Sinead Turner have a nice life. They like their jobs, they like their house and they love their son Flynn. Yes, it's a very nice life. Or, at least Nate thinks so. Until, one morning, he wakes to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table listing all the things he does wrong or doesn't do at all. Nate needs to show Sinead he can be a better husband - fast. But as he works through Sinead's list, his life changes in unexpected ways. And he starts to wonder whether he wants them to go back to normal after all. Could there be more to life than nice?
Another laugh-out-loud story from the Sunday Times bestseller. Hannah's getting cold feet, and needs a hen weekend to help her down the aisle - what could go wrong? 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. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Sophie Kinsella.
The laugh-out-loud funny book from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mum Who Got Her Life Back A straying husband. A broken heart. And a crazy rescue dog in a town of posh pooches... When Kerry Tambini upped sticks with her family to a new home on the coast, she couldn't have been happier. Then husband Rob made the biggest mistake of his life... Stranded with her children in snooty Shorling, Kerry has plenty on her plate. So how can she say no to the kids' pleas for a dog when they're missing their father dreadfully? Will adopting a wayward hound lead Kerry to a new love - or has she bitten off more than she can chew? As she steps back into the dating world Kerry must juggle her family, her neurotic dog and try to fit in with the local pedigree mums, making her a true heroine for our time.
A big-hearted, hilarious book for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell - from the Sunday Times bestseller "Midlife crisis? WHAT midlife crisis?!" Charlotte Bristow is worried about her husband Will. With her 16-year-old daughter Rosie newly signed to a top modelling agency, and Will recently out of a job, things are changing in their household. As Will dusts down his old leather trousers and starts partying with their new, fun neighbours, Charlotte begins to wonder what on earth is going on. So when Fraser, Charlotte's ex - and father of Rosie - suddenly arrives back on the scene, she starts to imagine what might have been... 'The voice of modern woman' Marie Claire
Warwick Thornton's debut feature follows the fledgling romance between two Aboriginal teenagers. In a remote indigenous community locked in a cycle of substance abuse, poverty and violence, 15-year-old Samson (Rowan McNamara) spends his days sniffing petrol and losing himself in music, while his classmate Delilah (Marissa Gibson) looks after her ailing grandmother. In a bid to escape the isolation and hopelessness of their lives, the two young misfits steal a car and embark on an aimless road trip across the desert.
Curl up with this hilarious, heartwarming read from the Top 5 bestselling author of The Mum Who Got Her Life Back Sometimes life can be bittersweet . . . Between tending to the whims of her seven-year-old and the demands of her boss, Viv barely gets a moment to herself. It's not quite the life she wanted, but she hasn't run screaming for the hills yet. But then Viv's husband Andy makes his mid-life crisis her problem. He's having an affair with his (infuriatingly age-appropriate) colleague, a woman who - unlike Viv - doesn't put on weight when she so much as glances at a cream cake. Viv suddenly finds herself single, with zero desire to mingle. Should she be mourning the end of life as she knows it, or could this be the perfect chance to put herself first? When life gives you lemons, lemonade just won't cut it. Bring on the gin! Readers love When Life Gives You Lemons: 'A fun, wild and light-hearted read and a look inside what most women are faced with today!' ***** 'Give me more stories like this one! Great characters, great plot and an author who is a talented storyteller' ***** 'Had me laughing out loud and giggling most of the time I was reading it' ***** 'I was rooting for her from start to finish. Loved it' ***** 'When life gives you lemons, slice them, put them in a G&T and read this book' *****
Mum's the word. Trapped at home with nappy-changing L plates, Nina craves a little glamour and the odd free lunch. When baby Ben's career as a model is lanched, she is going to tell her partner - but the time is never right. And exposure of her secret is only an assignment away.
Ro and Marcus have swapped London Life for a cottage in a peaceful country village. They want a safe, peaceful environment for their young son. At least, Marcus does. Secretly, Ro wonders how she'll cope with cowpats and livestock. What Marcus and Ro agree on is the fact that their son isn't like most boys of his age. Tod is obsessed with mazes. He designs them, dreams about them, demands to visit them. When a newcomer threatens the 'best-kept' village status by allowing his garden to grow wild, Marcus starts a log of the lawn's height and condition. As the newcomer becomes the first friend her son has ever had, Ro is faced with a life-changing decision... Wonderboy is a story about what happens when a couple downshifts to the country, with a child who is scared of any animal bigger than a hamster. Can marriage survive when a man buys his wife a hoe for her birthday? And is the countryside any place to bring up a kid?
Ro and Marcus have swapped London Life for a cottage in a peaceful country village. They want a safe, peaceful environment for their young son. At least, Marcus does. Secretly, Ro wonders how she'll cope with cowpats and snorting livestock. What Marcus and Ro agree on is the fact that their son isn't like most boys of his age. Tod is obsessed with mazes. He designs them, dreams about them, demands to visit them. When a newcomer threatens the 'best-kept' village status by allowing his garden to grow wild, Marcus starts a log of the lawn's height and condition. As the newcomer becomes the first friend her son has ever had, Ro is faced with a life-changing decision! Wonderboy is a story about what happens when a couple downshifts to the country, with a child who is scared of any animal bigger than a hamster. Can marriage survive when a man buys his wife a hoe for her birthday? And is the countryside any place to bring up a kid?
This is a captivating feel-good story about fathers and daughters, family ties, and the wonderful things that can happen when you allow new people, and unexpected events, to change your life. Stella Moon felt lucky to have a celebrity chef dad. Until her mum died...Unable to cope with two unruly teenagers and his dwindling stardom, Stella's dad hid away in his study. Stella and her brother mixed cocktails with stolen Advocaat, played in rusty cars and existed on Black Forest gateaux pilfered from the freezer. It was fun, but Stella couldn't help wishing her dad was like everyone else's...Now, Stella has made sure her life couldn't be further from her chaotic upbringing. She has a strict routine as a music teacher and a peaceful, tidy home. Until a mum and her two little girls move in next door...At first, Stella feels besieged. The girls hound her, bearing sticky gifts of edible jewellery and firing personal questions about her mum, dad, and men. But it's these kids who help her to confront her own childhood and start living life to the full...This is a beautifully written, moving and humorous story about fathers, daughters, and allowing new people into your life.
When Cait, a chaotic single mother, becomes the agony aunt for a glossy parenting magazine, she thinks she might be the single worst person to do the job. But despite her early unwillingness, she gradually realises that the women writing might really need her help. Perhaps mothers need to realise that they're not actually expected to be perfect, after all? Then Cait gets an email from a mysterious reader - a single dad who simply signs his name R...
If you have an embarrassing child who bursts into friends' houses announcing 'It stinks in here' or shouts 'why is that man so fat?' on the bus (and not a spooky child who replaces felt-tip lids and enjoys dusting) then this book is for you. Self-confessed imperfect mum Fiona Gibson blends her own hilarious tales of raising three children with anecdotes and nuggets of advice from 300 fellow parents who admit they too get things wrong occasionally. Stories and tips cover a huge range of parenting dilemmas, from 'what to do if your child has a screaming, plank-rigid wobbler in M&S, and everyone's giving you Bad Parent looks' and 'how to handle a foul-mouthed monster obsessed with the toilet parts of horses' to 'sex: should you make the effort or just not bother?'. Above all, this funny, refreshingly honest look at being a real-life mum will come as a welcome reminder that yours is not the only family who can't go to Ikea without tears, tantrums and the threat of divorce...
'The voice of modern woman.' MARIE CLAIRE 'More than funny, it's true.' ELLE The laugh-out-loud Sunday Times bestseller is back - and funnier than ever! Perfect for fans of Outnumbered and Carole Matthews, Fiona writes about life as it really is. After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she's got a good job, wonderful children and she's happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough. That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her - after thirty years. But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can't exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart . . . can she? A wonderfully funny novel, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Joanna Bolouri and Milly Johnson.
"What do you need a boyfriend for? You're a mum." Fiona Gibson's eagerly awaited new novel is full of dating disasters. Sharply observed and laugh-out-loud funny, its perfect for fans of Tracy Bloom, Kate Long and Tess Stimson. Three blind dates Two teenage boys messing up her plans And one man who'll melt Alice's heart. 'You need to get back in the saddle...' Alice despises that phrase. She's fine being single - with two slothful teenage boys and a meringue business to run, she has enough on her plate without negotiating the troublesome world of modern dating. However, Alice's three best friends have other ideas. Each one will present her with an utterly delicious, eligible man - all Alice has to do is pick her favourite. Perfect for fans of Tracy Bloom, Kate Long and Tess Stimson.
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