The Wives of Bath
By Wendy Holden
The mother of all romantic comedies
A tale of yummy mummies with flat brown tummies...
Four parents-to-be seem ante-natally sorted. Flash Hugo and Amanda have booked a chic private clinic and royal maternity nurse. Right-on Jake and Alice want an all-natural home birth with whale music and tree-hugging nappies. But nothing goes quite to plan.
Amanda finds motherhood less glam than the stars make it look and disappears back to her career. Which leaves Hugo with the child and without a clue what to do. Alice has problems too. Bringing up baby to Jake's eco-fascist standards means home-made organic everything and a recycled cardboard cot. Will nappiness bring happiness to anybody? Not before bedhopping spouses, beastly bosses and bitchy nursery mothers have all done their dreadful worst...
Number one bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.
Visit her on her website www.wendyholden.net, or follow her on Twitter @Wendy_Holden and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendyholdenauthor.
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10 Feb 2008
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Holden's comic talents show no sign of downsizing — Literary Review
Pacey, witty chicory lit with a background of social commentary — Bournemouth Daily Echo
Holden's sparkling prose leaves her novels head and shoulders above the chit-lit wannabes, and she's on top form here — Western Daily Press
A warm and amusing read — Heat
A hilarious tale — Practical Parenting
Wendy Holden's new comedy of manners is a satire on modern parenthood. Deliciously witty, and often touching, I think this is Wendy's best book to date — Isabel Wolf, Daily Mail
Irresistible rom-com meets devilish satire — In Style
An outrageous novel that you'll want to devour in one sitting — Real Magazine
Delicious tale of anti-natal expectations versus the realities of parenthood that'll have you giggling into your beach towel — Daily Express