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Summary

From TV's award-winning comedy mum and the writer of Hullraisers, Lucy Beaumont, comes her hilarious debut on the trials and tribulations of motherhood.

Known for her sharp, witty and surreal view on everyday life, Lucy shares the unpredictable craziness of being a mum in this brilliant and laugh-out-loud 'mumoir'. Mums everywhere will recognise the madness of it all. Like when Lucy was hospitalised during her third trimester with chest pains but it turned out to be a burrito. Or when she was so tired at the park she forgot her own child's name. 

Heart-warming and laugh-out-loud funny, Drinking Custard also captures Lucy's marriage to comedian Jon Richardson, as they navigate Lucy's raging pregnancy hormones and balk at pram prices together.

Get ready to make room on mum's bookshelf for Drinking Custard to sit alongside other mum classics such as Why Mummy Drinks, Hurrah for Gin! and The Unmumsy Mum

©2021 Lucy Beaumont (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"A very funny, honest look at the ups and downs of parenting. I absolutely loved it." (Emily Dean, host of Walking the Dog)

"As a mum of two girls, I was nodding, laughing and emotional. I recognised so much of Lucy's journey in my own.... I really loved it." (YolanDa Brown, BBC Loose Ends)

"Warning: so funny, even the strongest pelvic floors will be tested." (Net Mums)

"Lucy, a favourite comic of mine, manages to shed new light on something so universal. Her reaction to parenting is ridiculously refreshing and loaded with guilty laugh out loud honesty. After the school run, I implore you to pick a page, any page, then realise you're not alone. A gentle funny stroke of parenting genius." (Johnny Vegas) 

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Brilliant

I’m aware I’m not really the target audience for this one but I thought it was absolutely brilliant - one of the best audiobooks I’ve listened to. Very funny and brilliantly narrated. Really really good.

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Good book and full of laughs

Such a good book and lots of stories in it to make you laugh, well narrated by Lucy and only took me a week to listen to it

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Wonderful!

Hilariously written and performed - as expected, from Lucy it does not disappoint! After hearing some of the anecdotes on the Parenting Hell podcast, it was great to hear them alongside all the other funny, touching and relatable moments that Lucy writes about.

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Funny & Heartwarming

I've always loved Lucy's comedy and her book captures it perfectly. Every chapter is a joy to listen to and each one is full of funny situations which are quite often made even funnier by Jon's added comments. The book makes you want to know more about the crazy (in a good way) world of Lucy, Jon & Elsie and I highly recommend it to everyone. Lets hope Lucy soon does a sequel.

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Hilarious

I loved this book it’s so funny and down to earth and i just think she’s hilarious! I love meet the Richardsons and I’m recommending this to everyone.

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Hilarious.

I was howling with laughter in places. So well crafted and written. I would recommend this to anyone in need of a giggle...whether a parent or not.

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Really enjoyed Lucy drinking custard

Had to keep listening as Lucy is a great story teller and plenty of belly laughs. Finished in 2 nights. If you have watched Meet The Richardsons it makes it even more funny. She makes mundane expressing of breast milk a sport while wearing the electrician's jacket. Poor man scarred for life. A natural comic and gifted writer.

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Very funny, lots of stories to make you chuckle

Great book, finished in only a day, recommended to others. Lots of funny stories.

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Brilliant

Honest and frank account of parenthood. Absolutely hilarious and beautifully written and delivered. Highly recommend.

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Really, really funny, I loved it!

It’s been a while since a book made me laugh out loud so much. Or was so good I listened to the whole book in one day.
I also have the strange urge to try drinking custard!
Highly recommended.

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I adore it!

I enjoyed Lucy’s book so much that I didn’t want it to be over. And when I finished it, I started to listen all over again! She’s so honest about her motherhood journey and herself and is incredibly welcoming to the reader/listener. Oh, and it’s HILARIOUS!! Thank you, Lucy!

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  • 06-10-21

Wonderful

Love love love . Such a great story of parenting . Warm and funny … Lucy is a total gem !!!!