Single Mother on the Verge

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Maria is twenty-nine years old. She is a single mother and lives on a council estate in Manchester. She's also a chronic day-dreamer. One day she'd like to marry a beautiful man with a huge income to look after her and Jack, her nine-year-old son.

The only problem is that her current boyfriend, Rhodri, a chickpea-loving vegan eco-warrior, has turned his back on career ladders. Neither does he believe in monogamy. And so Maria finds herself unexpectedly juggling one, two, three lovers . . .

When Damien, Jack's abusive father, who threatened more times than Maria cares to remember to kill her makes an unwelcome reappearance, she gets a wake-up call. Will Maria find a wonderful father figure for Jack by the time she turns thirty?

A surprisingly humorous memoir with heartbreaking and unexpected moments, Single Mother on the Verge is a seductive and extremely touching read.

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"A funny and moving memoir inspired by her award-winning blog, Single Mother on the Verge recounts the adventures of Maria Roberts as a young single parent with a GSOH seeking romance - and finding instead a vegan eco-warrior, an open relationship, and a stolen Viagra tablet in a ladies loo. You feel for her and her son, you will her to make the right decisions and you're with her all the way. Don't let the pastel cover fool you - the writing is excellent and strikingly honest, not least when Maria bravely
depicts the reality of domestic violence. A unique book with a charming cast of characters. Highly recommended!" --Marie Claire, October 1, 2009

"Move over, Bridget Jones. The next best-selling diary is being penned by a single mum. Until now, Maria Roberts's hilarious and moving account Single Mother On The Verge has been an anonymous online blog. But now the journal has won her a five-figure book deal with Penguin. Pitched as "Jane Eyre meets Shameless", the 29-year-old's accounts of life as a single mum on a Manchester council estate are set to prove a hit with women everywhere." --The Mirror, Dec 12, 2007

"Maria's strong spirit is evident in bucket-loads... her personality shines through as fun-loving, determined and easy to relate to, making her the down-to-earth heroine of her own story." --Essential Writers, August 4, 2009

"Reads like a hilarious and moving tale of a turbulent fictional life." --The Irish News, July 14, 2009

"Written with the same warmth, insight and honesty as her
blog... Single Mother is an engaging story that combines
tragedy and comedy to compelling, hilarious and heartfelt effect." --The Big Issue in the North

About the Author:

Maria Roberts's life has rambled from a career debut as a bingo-caller by way of a brief period of homelessness to her current life as a freelance theatre critic, arts writer and family journalist. Her blog www.singlemotherontheverge.com won her The Manchester Literary Festival's Blog of the Year Award in 2007.

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