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Drinking Custard

By: Lucy Beaumont
Narrated by: Lucy Beaumont, Jon Richardson
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Summary

From TV's award-winning comedy mum and the writer of Hullraisers, Lucy Beaumont, comes her hilarious debut on the trials and tribulations of motherhood.

Known for her sharp, witty and surreal view on everyday life, Lucy shares the unpredictable craziness of being a mum in this brilliant and laugh-out-loud 'mumoir'. Mums everywhere will recognise the madness of it all. Like when Lucy was hospitalised during her third trimester with chest pains but it turned out to be a burrito. Or when she was so tired at the park she forgot her own child's name.

Heart-warming and laugh-out-loud funny, Drinking Custard also captures Lucy's marriage to comedian Jon Richardson, as they navigate Lucy's raging pregnancy hormones and balk at pram prices together.

Get ready to make room on mum's bookshelf for Drinking Custard to sit alongside other mum classics such as Why Mummy Drinks, Hurrah for Gin! and The Unmumsy Mum.

©2021 Lucy Beaumont (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"A very funny, honest look at the ups and downs of parenting. I absolutely loved it." (Emily Dean, host of Walking the Dog)

"As a mum of two girls, I was nodding, laughing and emotional. I recognised so much of Lucy's journey in my own.... I really loved it." (YolanDa Brown, BBC Loose Ends)

"Warning: so funny, even the strongest pelvic floors will be tested." (Net Mums)

"Lucy, a favourite comic of mine, manages to shed new light on something so universal. Her reaction to parenting is ridiculously refreshing and loaded with guilty laugh out loud honesty. After the school run, I implore you to pick a page, any page, then realise you're not alone. A gentle funny stroke of parenting genius." (Johnny Vegas)

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Funny & Heartwarming

I've always loved Lucy's comedy and her book captures it perfectly. Every chapter is a joy to listen to and each one is full of funny situations which are quite often made even funnier by Jon's added comments. The book makes you want to know more about the crazy (in a good way) world of Lucy, Jon & Elsie and I highly recommend it to everyone. Lets hope Lucy soon does a sequel.

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Great fun hard copy also but the audio is great

So funny laughed and cried and lots of custard.Great fun hard copy also but the audio is great

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Drank it in with the gusto Lucy drank her custard

Dry, witty and real. Thank you from a lass who worked in Selles Hessle 😉

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Hilarious!

Really enjoyed this book was so disappointed when it finished, many genuine ‘lol’ moments and even a few where I went back to listen to it again! Lucy’s accent and gentle way of speaking add to the enjoyment. Absolutely loved it!

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Laugh out loud!

Naturally funny light shone on the journey of becoming a parent, laughed out loud! Great listen.

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Loved it

Not my dynamic, but Lucy is deadpan hilarious. I laughed out loud so many times, but I am from Yorkshire 🤣

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Funny and heartwarming

A brilliant warts and all insight into entering parenthood, both humorous and insightful taking us on a revealing journey.

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Light-hearted fun. Made me smile

Funny diary of Motherhood. Made me laugh at certain points. Well worth a listen

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Brilliant

Loved it funny and real , after watching there show this was listening lots of giggles as listening

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Not a mom and still related!

Lucy is quite possibly the most adorable person on the planet. Then add a sprinkling of Jon Richardson and you have yourself a perfect couple. Clearly made for each other, they are complete opposites and listening to one version of events and then another is like listening to me and my husband. She is as funny and as she is cute and her accent makes it even better - love the lesson at the beginning.
Their daughter is one very lucky little girl to have Lucy and Jon as her parents … even if everything is a learning curve!
Oh, and lactating custard … hilarious!! 😂

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