The smash hit Sunday Times bestseller
Tuesday 8th September
First day back at school. I am going to 100% nail being a school mummy this year. I can totally do this. Yes, this year is definitely going to be much better – I am absolutely not going to shout at the children, let them stuff their faces with crisps or goggle away on the iPad. And I most certainly will not slump on the sofa at the end of the day, glugging wine and muttering ‘FML’ repeatedly.
Unfortunately I have not yet actually managed to buy the bento boxes for their lunches or book jiu jitsu lessons, and I will have to learn to like green tea, as it is foul, and I have not yet mastered French plaits, but I am quietly confident that these are mere details in my grand master plan…
It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’
But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.
Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…
I’ve had this one waiting to be read for a while, and it was worth hanging on to!
For every woman who has vowed to be a better mother, better wife, better at their career and NEVER caught without their power suit and full make-up – this is the book for you! It’s not far-fetched; rather it is scary in it’s honesty but still full of laugh-out loud moments. There are a LOT of truths contained in the pages which found me nodding my head in agreement. For me, the absolute funniest thing was the antics of Peter and Jane which made me grin like an idiot and shake with laughter. An honest portrayal of the life of every working mother who feels like she is constantly failing at everything, told in a very humorous way. Guaranteed to make you giggle! 4.5*.
I purchased this novel; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s humorous fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook, MP3 CD
- Size: 253 pages
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- Publication Date: 19 October 2017
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Gill Sims is the author and illustrator of the hugely successful parenting blog and Facebook site ‘Peter and Jane’. She lives in Scotland with her husband, two children and a recalcitrant rescue Border Terrier, who rules the house.
Gill’s interests include drinking wine, wasting time on social media, trying and failing to recapture her lost youth and looking for the dog when he decides to go on one of his regular jaunts.
- Website: https://gillsims.com/
- Twitter: @whymummydrinks
- Facebook: @peterandjaneandmummytoo
- Instagram: @judgydogandgill