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Publisher's Summary

The laugh-out-loud Sunday Times best seller is back and funnier than ever! Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks.

When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia’s life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn’t take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy ‘the Big Milk’. After almost two decades of putting everyone else first, Nadia is finally taking care of herself. And with a budding romance with new boyfriend Jack, she’s never felt more alive.

That is until her son, Alfie, drops out of university, and Nadia finds her empty nest is empty no more. With a heartbroken teenager to contend with, Nadia has to ask herself: is it ever possible for a mother to get her own life back? And can Jack and Nadia’s relationship survive having a sulky teenager around?

A gloriously funny and uplifting audiobook perfect for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell.

©2018 Fiona Gibson (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"A terrifically entertaining, cheery romance, with an endearing heroine." (Sunday Mirror)

"Warm, funny and poignant." (Daily Mail)

"Warm, witty and fun." (My Weekly)

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  • Catherine
  • 06-23-19

Thoroughly enjoyable!!

This book was so good, down to earth romance with people in their 40s and 50s rather than the usual 20 somethings.
All of the characters were brilliant and believable. Nadia and Jack were lovely characters. Nadias son Alfie was hilarious. So was Ian who worked in the charity shop managed by Jack.
Very witty and amusing, it had me laughing out loud at times.
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  • 05-22-21

brilliant book!

very funny and loved hearing the different people perspectives in the story enjoyed every bit

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  • Haze
  • 10-20-20

Easy listening !

Enjoyable book, and if you have kids that have flown the nest to go to uni, it’s easy to identify with the story!

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  • gg
  • 08-17-20

love that - it's ok to be honest

loved it - great to hear what is most parents real feelings - yes you miss and love your kids - but you don't miss all the drama that goes with them

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  • Hazel
  • 08-01-19

Just ok

The story was ok but The female narrator was just awful! I don’t know why she made her son sound so whiney and with incredibly slow diction! I found this so irritating after about 5 minutes. Was kinda glad when it came to an end.

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  • Kipa
  • 08-06-21

Brilliant!

Another light hearted, funny book from Fiona. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Can definitely recommend it.