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Why Mummy Drinks Audiobook

Why Mummy Drinks

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Publisher's Summary

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.

It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like 'oooh gosh, are you having another glass?'

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who 'live for their children' and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offsprings' extracurricular activities and achievements and boasting about their latest holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering 'FML' over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she's had....

©2017 Gill Sims (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Steven Leeds, United Kingdom 05/12/2017
    Steven Leeds, United Kingdom 05/12/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Funny"

    Laughter throughout of what is exactly real life,
    Laughing out loud when walking the dog, highly recommended

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    B Purcey 11/11/2017
    B Purcey 11/11/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "recommended"

    great! funny! a sharp reflection of middle class motherhood in recent times. easy listening. recommended

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Saz 11/11/2017
    Saz 11/11/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "simply brilliant"

    so well written and well observed, funny and true to life. loved it, and will listen again.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 07/11/2017
    Jennifer 07/11/2017
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    "Want more!"

    Loved the story line, excellent pace. V sad when it finished. Totally worth the read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 04/01/2018
    Sarah 04/01/2018
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    Eleventy billion reasons to listen to this book! I was only able to snatch 15 minutes each time to listen to the audio but that was enough to send me off with a giggle or smile.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 31/10/2017
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    "Fantastic!"

    Genuinely laughed all the way through and by the end felt like a bloody normal thirty something mother! Highly recommended !

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 22/10/2017
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    "love love love"

    Gill Sims is marvellous and this book is fantastic and definitely the sort of story you laugh your way through no matter your age.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mutti Manchester, England 26/12/2017
    Mutti Manchester, England 26/12/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "A Good Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Having persevered through a 'bad' audiobook, it was refreshing to listen to this one. The book was fun and engaging and had an interesting story line. Would definitely look for more of the same from the author. Really enjoyed this book


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enjoyed listening to how the characters developed - it was relatable


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The brother and sister in laws visiting over Christmas


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It can happen to anyone


    Any additional comments?

    A good listen, definitely give it a try

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert United Kingdom 20/12/2017
    Robert United Kingdom 20/12/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this book!"

    I really liked this book. It is very much a book of today and all the fads discussed are very current. It is just so true though and I identified so much with the characters and the plot. It always seems to occur on train stations for me, I get to a bit that was just so funny I started crying with laughter and people give you very odd stares. Not one to listen to when not wearing headphones as the language is pretty ripe. Being a man, I wondered if Elaine sees her husband in the same way that my wife sees me! If that is the case then - oh dear! I really recommend this if you fancy a good lighthearted listen and the narrator was perfect.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Flinders, Australia 07/12/2017
    Kate Flinders, Australia 07/12/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Started so well..."

    Loved the beginning. It was really funny and great observations on parenting that I could relate to. By the end it had turned in to ditzy drunk materialistic shopaholic-esque story. Loved the parenting bits, because they were genuinely hilarious. Sadly by the end they were few and far between.

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    "Funny as fuck"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book gives plenty of good laughs. And who doesn't like humour?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Why Mummy Drinks?

    Her recollection of the first time she made dinner for her husband.


    What does Gabrielle Glaister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's very expressive, bringing the character to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed a lot


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    14/11/17
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    "Hilarious!"

    I laughed out loud over and over again It's certainly not for the faint hearted but it is bloody funny!

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