Meet Mo Battle, about to turn 50 and mum to two helpless, hormonal teenagers. There's 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, everything and Peter who believes he's quite simply as darling and marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Somewhere, keeping quiet, is Dad... who's just, well... Dad. However, Mo is having a crisis.
Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles. Meet Mo Battle, about to turn 50 and mum to two hormonal teenagers. There's 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, EVERYTHING and Peter who believes he's quite simply as marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Somewhere, keeping quiet, is Dad, who's just, well . . . Dad. However, Mo is having a crisis. She's about to do something unusually wild and selfish, which will leave the entire family teetering on the edge of a precipice. Will the family fall? Or will they, when it really matters, be there for each other? 'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant.' Wendy Holden 'A fantastic slam-dunk page-turner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud.' Mail on Sunday 'Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page.' The Times 'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life.' Woman & Home
Dawn French has been making people laugh for thirty years. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country's most long-running and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, and more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her first two novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, are both Number One bestsellers.
A hilarious and compelling read Good Housekeeping Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Dawn French is a wonderful writer - witty, wise and poignant Daily Mail Has she cracked it with her first novel? Yes. Engaging from the first page Heat Fresh, extremely funny Sunday Times Hilarious. Chortle-out-loud turns of phrase, razor-sharp observations The Stylist Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page The Times
Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2011
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