A wonderfully well-written, funny and sharp novel about the trials of playing hip happy families and the conflicts at the heart of modern motherhood
One woman's battle to fit back into her old self.
Amy Crane is in crisis. Six months after the birth of her baby, Amy still looks pregnant and can't remember the last time she had a wax, or an orgasm. Motherhood is stirring up disturbing questions about her own childhood. And she suspects her boyfriend is cheating. Enter Alice, yummy mummy superior, on a mission to transform Amy's body, and love life. As Amy swaps breast pads for Botox and climbs out of a vortex of self-doubt, her libido awakens from its long nap and things get rather more complicated...
A wonderfully well-written, funny and sharp novel about the trials of playing hip happy families and the contradictions at the heart of modern motherhood.
Dissects the impossible myth of the yummy mummy with warmth, poignancy and humour. Polly Williams is a brilliant new talent - Sue Pearl, Editor, YOU magazine, MAIL ON SUNDAY
This peek at the contradictory heart of modern mothering is clever, funny- and very true - Louise Chunn, editor, in STYLE
As baby-sick lit takes over from chick lit as publishing's latest craze, the genre may well have found its Bridget Jones in Amy, the 31-year-old hero of journalist Polly William s' debut - MARIE CLAIRE
Slickly written...For anyone about to have, or who has just had, a baby, it is a salutary reminder that there is life after nappies and broken nights. - THE TIMES