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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Mother's Day

Kirsty Scott

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Hardback went straight into No.2 in the Scottish bestseller list, and was also No.8 on The Times bestseller list.

It's the first day of term and outside the school gates gossip hums, SUVs swarm and Boden abounds. And three very different mothers are about to discover that friends are the only accessories they need.

Stay-at-home mum Gwen has three engaging kids and a blissful marriage to Rob. Her biggest worries are a bottom that sometimes keeps moving after she's stopped and a toddler obsessed with reproductive organs - until two bombshells cause her perfect world to crumble.

Working mum Alison is devoted to her daughter, but since juggling motherhood with a career has left her with cellulite to her Achilles, an iguana costume to make and a permanent headache, a larger family is the only thing NOT on her to-do list...

Trophy wife Katherine seems rich, glamorous and carefree. In fact, her husband only ever touches her as he guides her into social functions like a butcher sliding a prime cut across a countertop... Her kids barely know she exists either.

A deliciously warm, funny and moving take on being a mum, making new friends and dealing with the posturing and politics of the playground - something we never really leave behind...

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Praise for Mother's Day

  • Her observations on social posturing and the frailities of marriages are sharp, intelligent and... moving; and I suspect many women will recognise parts of themselves within these pages, just as they did in Allison Pearson's I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT." - Herald - 4 star review

  • A warm, honest look at life as a modern mother - Kate Bradley - Head of fiction at BCA in the Bookseller

  • A strong debut - Publishing News

  • Life-affirming - The Bookseller

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Kirsty Scott

Born in Glasgow in 1962, Kirsty was educated at the High School of Dundee and Edinburgh University. She won an international journalism scholarship to study in America and returned to the UK to work as a reporter, feature writer and columnist for Scottish and UK national newspapers. She is currently a correspondent for the Guardian, and a frequent contributor to BBC Radio Scotland. Kirsty's first novel, MOTHER'S DAY, was published in 2006. The story of three women who meet through their daughters' school was a Sunday Times bestseller. Her second novel, BETWEEN YOU AND ME, was published in 2007, and her third novel, FORTUNE HOUSE, was published in May, 2009 in hardback and will be published in paperback in September 2009. Aged 46, Kirsty is married with two children and lives in Stirlingshire.

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