Liz Ward believed that it was possible to have it all. A glittering career, a successful marriage and a happy family. But it doesn't take too long for Liz to realise that taking the job of programme controller at Metro TV could be the biggest mistake of her life. When she confesses to her friends, they are scandalized - Liz is their role model and she is shattering the myth they must all live by.
But she is tired of pretending that there is no price to pay for her success. She has the big house, a good-looking husband, beautiful children and a wonderful nanny, but she misses the small things which make up family life: meal times, bedtime stories, school events, time alone with her husband. Time to think.
Liz makes a life-changing choice, not only for her but for those around her. Did she make the right decision. Only time will tell.
Witty, provocative, compassionate, Having It All captures the dilemmas of a generation.
It is for everyone woman who works and misses her children, and for every woman who stays at home and wonders if she's missing out.
Maeve is an Oxford law graduate, former television producer and mother of three grown-up children. She started her writing career with the international bestseller, Having It All, which explored the dilemmas of balancing career and motherhood. Maeve has written eight further contemporary novels and two historical novels.
Her books have been translated into 26 languages, two which have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year. She lives in North London with her husband and a very scruffy Tibetan terrier.