For Lucy Sweeney, motherhood isn't all astanga yoga and Cath Kidston prints. It has been years since the dirty washing pile was less than a metre high, months since Lucy remembered to have sex with her husband, and a week since she last did the school run wearing pyjamas.
When Husband on a Short Fuse is no contest for the distractions of Sexy Domesticated Dad; Yummy Mummy No 1 has more cash flow than parenting advice; and Alpha Mum is putting a slur on your questionable domestic habits, it's hard to remember exactly why anyone would give up a career and their sanity for three raucous sons and less than blissful domesticity.
Lucy is living in a state of permanent emergency and the white lies to cover up the trail of chaos and illicit desire are about to be exposed ...
An irresistible first novel about the dilemmas of motherhood and modern marriage for those who never discovered their domestic goddess within.
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From the hugely popular Times columnist, her Sunday Times bestselling debut novel about modern motherhood.
'Hilarious ... a literary phenomenon to rival Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's
Diary and Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It ... Plays with the
chaos and comedy of 30-something metropolitan maternity and brings it to an
unexpectedly moving conclusion.' - Anna Wintour, VogueFrom the Back Cover:
For Lucy Sweeney, motherhood isn't all astanga yoga and Cath Kidston prints. It's been years since the dirty laundry pile was less than a metre high, months since Lucy remembered to have sex with her husband, and a week since she last did the school run wearing pyjamas.
Motherhood, it seems, has more pitfalls than she might have expected. Caught between perfectionist Yummy Mummy No 1 and hypercompetitive Alpha Mum, Lucy is in danger of losing the parenting plot. And, worst of all, she's alarmingly distracted by Sexy Domesticated Dad. It's only a matter of time before the dirty laundry quite literally blows up in her face...
'Witty, observant and supremely intelligent' The Times
'If you're struggling to find your own inner yummy mummy, this is for you' Woman
'There is something of Bridget Jones's hopeless-but-adorable quality about Lucy...' Daily Telegraph
'Perfect for failed domestic goddesses everywhere' heat
'Intelligent and funny' Eve
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