* 'Addictive. One to shout about' Mirror* 'Brutally funny' Observer* 'Brilliant' Sunday Express
Meet the Dobsons and the Jamiesons: two ordinary families on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Joe Dobson left his wife and kids when his young girlfriend Nina discovered she was pregnant. Now he feels like a cliche and Nina feels like a drudge, swapping her wild nights out with friends for mild nights in wiping baby sick off the carpet. So when Joe announces that he's booked a week's luxury holiday in Italy, Nina is thrilled - until she realises Joe's kids Saul and Tabitha are coming along for the ride.
Meanwhile Guy Jamieson is sure this will be his last family holiday; he plans to leave his wife Alice on his return. Guy is a high-powered advertising director, and Alice - with her elasticated skirts, inedible mince suppers and unshaven legs - just doesn't fit his image. But Alice has a secret plan of her own: to have another baby...
Funny, smart and refreshingly honest, HAVING A LOVELY TIME is all about infidelity, jealousy, resentment, recriminations and, just occasionally, love.
A funny, cleverly observed tale of modern family life, love and adultery - New Woman
Attacks the myth of happy families with characteristic acerbic humour ... a good, light read, with some brutally funny lines - Observer
A heartbreaking yet funny read - Heat
Honest and raucously funny - Glamour
Jenny Eclair is the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novels Camberwell Beauty, Having a Lovely Time and Life, Death and Vanilla Slices, as well as the Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller Moving and the short story collection Listening In. One of the UK's most popular writer/performers, she was the first woman to win the prestigious Perrier Award and has many TV and radio credits to her name. She lives in south-east London.