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Publisher's Summary

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.

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....

©2017 Gill Sims (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Hilarious!

I laughed out loud over and over again It's certainly not for the faint hearted but it is bloody funny!

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  • T. Fulford
  • 11-18-17

side splittingly funny

OMG this is so funny because its all true you can see and here yourself in every story and Im male!
Its really accurately observed and recorded, really funny.

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  • tracie
  • 11-13-17

Great listen

Really didn’t think this would be my thing. Smug middle class mummies? No thanks. But, it was brilliantly hilarious. Hugely recommend

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  • B Purcey
  • 11-11-17

recommended

great! funny! a sharp reflection of middle class motherhood in recent times. easy listening. recommended

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  • Saz
  • 11-11-17

simply brilliant

so well written and well observed, funny and true to life. loved it, and will listen again.

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  • Jennifer
  • 11-07-17

Want more!

Loved the story line, excellent pace. V sad when it finished. Totally worth the read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-17

Fantastic!

Genuinely laughed all the way through and by the end felt like a bloody normal thirty something mother! Highly recommended !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-17

love love love

Gill Sims is marvellous and this book is fantastic and definitely the sort of story you laugh your way through no matter your age.

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  • Clare facey
  • 12-17-17

Laugh out loud funny !!! Loved it.

Best book I have read for a long time :-) laugh out loud funny which keeps you smiling all day.

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  • Kate
  • 12-07-17

Started so well...

Loved the beginning. It was really funny and great observations on parenting that I could relate to. By the end it had turned in to ditzy drunk materialistic shopaholic-esque story. Loved the parenting bits, because they were genuinely hilarious. Sadly by the end they were few and far between.

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  • Steven
  • 12-05-17

Funny

Laughter throughout of what is exactly real life,
Laughing out loud when walking the dog, highly recommended