It's the first day of term and outside the school gates gossip hums, SUVs swarm and Boden abounds. And three very different mothers are about to discover that friends are the only accessories they need. Stay-at-home mum Gwen has three engaging kids and a blissful marriage to Rob. Her biggest worries are a bottom that sometimes keeps moving after she's stopped and a toddler obsessed with reproductive organs - until two bombshells cause her perfect world to crumble. Working mum Alison is devoted to her daughter, but since juggling motherhood with a career has left her with cellulite to her Achilles, an iguana costume to make and a permanent headache, a larger family is the only thing NOT on her to-do list...Trophy wife Katherine seems rich, glamorous and carefree. In fact, her husband only ever touches her as he guides her into social functions like a butcher sliding a prime cut across a countertop...Her kids barely know she exists either. A deliciously warm, funny and moving take on being a mum, making new friends and dealing with the posturing and politics of the playground - something we never really leave behind...
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'Sharp, intelligent and... moving; and I suspect many women will recognise parts of themselves within these pages, just as they did in Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It.' -- Herald on MOTHER'S DAY 'It's warm, energetic and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. It's also sad and pleasingly difficult, avoiding the easy answers to all the dilemmas it throws up... An impressive first work' -- Stirling Observer on MOTHER'S DAY 'A funny and moving story of upper-middle-class angst at the beginning of the 21st century and a reflection on the importance of friends' -- Good Book Guide 'A warm, honest look at life as a modern mother'. -- Kate Bradley, Bookseller on MOTHER'S DAY 'A strong debut' -- Publishing News on MOTHER'S DAY 'Perfect read!' -- Woman on MOTHER'S DAY
About Kirsty Scott
Kirsty Scott has been a journalist for 20 years and currently writes for the Guardian. She currently lives in Stirlingshire with her husband and their two children. MOTHER'S DAY is her debut novel.
Mother's Day by Kirsty Scott
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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