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Why Mummy Swears

By: Gill Sims
Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
Length: 11 hrs
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Summary

Why Mummy Swears is the much anticipated new novel from Gill Sims, author of the hilarious Why Mummy Drinks and online sensation Peter and Jane.

It’s every parents’ nightmare - the start of the school holidays - and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to mention time off work, Mummy is exhausted. But this is only the beginning....

After being dragged to join the school’s PTA in the new term by an annoyingly kind-spirited neighbour, Mummy is stuck with organising the Christmas Fayre and pleasing all the overly disapproving parents. In combination with getting to know her father’s surprise new glamorous (and much younger) wife and being forced to spend more time with her narcissistic mother, life isn’t cutting her much of a break. What more could possibly happen?

©2018 Gill Sims (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Brilliant book. So true at times and laugh out loud moments. I loved it and hope there is another through teenage year.

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Laugh out loud stuff

Fantastic book, brilliant narration, had me howling out load, hoping the next one in the series isn’t too far away...

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brilliant

Funny and relatable. Truly laugh out loud . If these funny moments hadn't happened to me I knew at least 1 friend that they had .

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Awesome, true funny book!

Loved it, scarily close to life as a mum which makes u laugh out loud

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Fanfuckintastic

Read this book after finishing why mummy drinks.
Narrator was great. Very easy listening. Laughed out loud all of the way through.
Would highly recommend!!! A feel good book!

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  • Steven
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 02-10-18

Good follow up

A good follow up from "Why mummy drinks"
as this set the 'bar' very high any follow up would struggle as this sadly did in places
Gill Sims writes easily about every day family life with some very funny twists.
hopefully she'll bring out new stories new characters which will make us laugh out loud.
narrator very good and believable

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Hilarious

Brilliant book, kept me laughing out loud all the way through. Can't wait for her next book

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Please some more!!

Oh I cried and I laughed and I’m so in love with both books. Wish everyone to read it

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Quite enjoyed this

Was another good book which all mummy’s can certainly relate to. Only qualm I had was why a 12 year old was still in her final year of primary school... didn’t seem logistically possible 🤔
Other than that it’s a decent, true to life read :)

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Brilliant, wonderful, hilarious!

I thought Why Mummy Drinks was good but this one surpasses it if possible. Absolutely loved it. Going through treatment for breast cancer (in recovery!) at present, and it was just what the doctor should have ordered. made me laugh out loud. I' not sure what else Mummy can write to explain herself away in future, but bring it on!

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  • Beth
  • 29-07-18

Brilliant!

I loved this book (and the first one) so much that I was literally dreading its inevitable ending. The author kept me laughing out loud, except when I actually cried at one point. I literally felt like she was telling my own story, complete with every exasperating moment of motherhood and full time work. I can not wait for her next book!!!