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Publisher's Summary

Why Mummy Swears is the much anticipated new novel from Gill Sims, author of the hilarious Why Mummy Drinks and online sensation Peter and Jane.

It’s every parents’ nightmare - the start of the school holidays - and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to mention time off work, Mummy is exhausted. But this is only the beginning....

After being dragged to join the school’s PTA in the new term by an annoyingly kind-spirited neighbour, Mummy is stuck with organising the Christmas Fayre and pleasing all the overly disapproving parents. In combination with getting to know her father’s surprise new glamorous (and much younger) wife and being forced to spend more time with her narcissistic mother, life isn’t cutting her much of a break. What more could possibly happen?

©2018 Gill Sims (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Brilliant!

I loved this book (and the first one) so much that I was literally dreading its inevitable ending. The author kept me laughing out loud, except when I actually cried at one point. I literally felt like she was telling my own story, complete with every exasperating moment of motherhood and full time work. I can not wait for her next book!!!

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  • Kathryn Knight
  • 07-16-18

LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Brilliant book. So true at times and laugh out loud moments. I loved it and hope there is another through teenage year.

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  • Vitalija Kosovaite
  • 09-13-18

Please some more!!

Oh I cried and I laughed and I’m so in love with both books. Wish everyone to read it

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  • Hollander
  • 09-12-18

Quite enjoyed this

Was another good book which all mummy’s can certainly relate to. Only qualm I had was why a 12 year old was still in her final year of primary school... didn’t seem logistically possible 🤔
Other than that it’s a decent, true to life read :)

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  • Snowdrop
  • 09-10-18

Brilliant, wonderful, hilarious!

I thought Why Mummy Drinks was good but this one surpasses it if possible. Absolutely loved it. Going through treatment for breast cancer (in recovery!) at present, and it was just what the doctor should have ordered. made me laugh out loud. I' not sure what else Mummy can write to explain herself away in future, but bring it on!

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  • P HIGGINS
  • 09-08-18

So funny.

If you're a mum with young children, you may be able to relate to this. Loved it and didn't want it to end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-18

fantastic hillarious worth a listen

loved this
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  • jordan thomas
  • 08-23-18

very funny, haven't finished it yet

this audio book is very funny and very well narrated. couldn't stop laughing 😂😂
i haven't finished it yet but everytime i listen to it i burst out laughing.
it is very well read and narrator is very engaging.

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  • Vikki Taylor
  • 08-18-18

Great second book

I absolutely loved the first in this series and this one did not disappoint. I’m currently pregnant and loved the realistic parenting advice that comes through in a comic and delightful way. I really hope we get more adventures from this family.

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  • J. Campbell-black
  • 08-17-18

Another funny summer read/listen

Thoroughly enjoy Peter & Jane, (Gill Simms’ blog). Why Mummy Drinks was a funny and enjoyable read, but I felt the Gabrielle didn’t do the character of Ellen justice and it lacked any enthusiasm and by the end I felt she was bored reading it. Shame.

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  • eidy
  • 08-13-18

love it!!!

love both of her books. Made me cry and laugh out loud. it is great to know I am not the only mummy that drinks and swears.
Thank you for making reality sound funny. I totally can relate to these.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-18

Hilarious

I love the way Gill Sims writes. It’s as though she has a spotlight on my life. Can’t wait for the next “Why mummy” book