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Why Mummy Drinks

By: Gill Sims
Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
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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 offsprings' 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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LOL

Eleventy billion reasons to listen to this book! I was only able to snatch 15 minutes each time to listen to the audio but that was enough to send me off with a giggle or smile.

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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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Want more!

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

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Really Naff - Dull

I had such high hopes for this - I love the FB page. I'm a full time middle class working Mum - I hoped this book was for me. It was not.

This is basically a re-run of the FB page, made to be a story, which has no real story line and is complete nonsense.

It's starts funny but it's a repeat of the same old stuff and gets boring not exciting. It's ends up being complete rubbish of drunken middle class dribble. The story line with the Eco Sister is horrific and so far fetched.

The book made me want to scream "stand up for yourself woman" about 100 times. You need a bottle of wine to get through one chapter.



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Funny

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

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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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Loved this book!

I really liked this book. It is very much a book of today and all the fads discussed are very current. It is just so true though and I identified so much with the characters and the plot. It always seems to occur on train stations for me, I get to a bit that was just so funny I started crying with laughter and people give you very odd stares. Not one to listen to when not wearing headphones as the language is pretty ripe. Being a man, I wondered if Elaine sees her husband in the same way that my wife sees me! If that is the case then - oh dear! I really recommend this if you fancy a good lighthearted listen and the narrator was perfect.

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simply brilliant

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

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A Good Listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Having persevered through a 'bad' audiobook, it was refreshing to listen to this one. The book was fun and engaging and had an interesting story line. Would definitely look for more of the same from the author. Really enjoyed this book

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Enjoyed listening to how the characters developed - it was relatable

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The brother and sister in laws visiting over Christmas

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It can happen to anyone

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A good listen, definitely give it a try

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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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