From the author of Closure and Wasting Time, a razor-sharp, darkly funny novel which explodes the myth of having it all.
'My husband left me earlier this evening because of my crabbiness, my insomnia and my meanness with money.'
Charlie's departure marks the end of Lucy's wonderful life – the one that was supposed to be her reward for being a good girl and always playing by the rules. But what has she really lost – was the idyll all that it appeared? Her gorgeous husband is in fact an irresponsible layabout who leaves because he can't handle the responsibility of a second child, and her glamorous career as a newspaper columnist takes places in the vituperative atmosphere of a struggling local rag where enemies behave like friends and friends can't be counted on. But still, it's everything Lucy thought she wanted and now she's losing it. Suddenly the rules have changed, and she's got to learn them all over again if she wants to hang on. Although with the help of North London's most handsome – and most eccentric – nanny, and an old friend who's seizing the chance to be upgraded into a lover, she begins to think that it won't that hard after all. Soon, things are going to be perfect again. Well, as perfect as they were before, anyway…
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‘A funny, sharp comedy about having it, losing it and getting it back’ HELLO!
‘a perfect read for the angry dumpee’ HEAT
‘A sharp, witty change from the usual run of chick-lit’ DAILY MAIL
‘Sarah Harris is one of the cleverest, sharpest – and angriest – of [her] breed. Mail On Sunday
‘An impressive and entertaining debut’
– The Times (of Wasting Time)
'A razor-sharp, darkly funny novel about having it all, losing it all and, just maybe, finding it again.
This time it looks as though Charlie's gone for good. He's taken his male grooming products and his hairdryer and that's a bad sign. And, if she can lose her gorgeous husband, perhaps the rest of Lucy's enviable life – the glamorous career, the adorable child, the devoted friends – isn't as secure as she thought it was. Or as enviable. Playing by the rules has always got Lucy what she wanted, but now she has to learn a whole new set if she wants to hang on to it all.
Although, with help of North London's most handsome – and most eccentric – male nanny, and an old friend who wants to be upgraded into a lover, Lucy begins to think that maybe Charlie's done her a favour…
Soon, life will be perfect again. Well, as perfect as it was before, anyway.
"Sarah Harris is one of the cleverest [and] sharpest of her breed."
MAIL ON SUNDAY
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006513956