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Number one best-selling author Gill Sims is back with her eagerly awaited fourth and final Why Mummy novel. 

I just wanted them to stop wittering at me, eat vegetables without complaining, let me go to the loo in peace and learn to make a decent gin and tonic. 

It genuinely never occurred to me when they were little that this would ever end - an eternity of Teletubbies and Duplo and In the Night Garden and screaming, never an end in sight.  

But now there is.  

And despite the busybody old women who used to pop up whenever I was having a bad day and tell me I would miss these days when they were over, I don’t miss those days at all.  

I have literally never stood wistfully in the supermarket and thought, ‘Oh, how I wish someone was trailing behind me constantly whining ‘Mummy, can I have, Mummy can I have?’ while another precious moppet tries to climb out the trolley so they land on their head and we end up in A&E.  

Again. 

Mummy has been a wife and mother for so long that she’s a little bit lost. And despite her best efforts, her precious moppets still don’t know the location of the laundry basket, the difference between being bored and being hungry, or that saying ‘I can’t find it Mummy’ is not the same as actually looking for it. Amidst the chaos of A-Levels and driving tests, she’s doing her best to keep her family afloat, even if everybody is set on drifting off in different directions and that one of those directions is to make yet another bloody snack. She’s feeling overwhelmed and under appreciated and the only thing that Mummy knows for sure is that the bigger the kids, the bigger the drink.

©2020 Gill Sims (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Why Mummy's Brilliant - as always!

After binge-listening the other Mummy books (again) prior to listening to the finale I couldn't wait to find out how Ellen's life would turn out. I wasn't disappointed. Edward, the neighbour, Louisa, Marissa, Peter, Jane, Barry and, of course, Judgy had me LOL- ing and making my husband and kids raise questioning brows. I told them that they wouldn't understand. Only very busy and important Mummies would be clever enough to understand such words of wisdom. Thank you Gill for a fabulous series. You deserve much wine & many G&T's.

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SOOO happy to see this author and narrator with another of these HILARIOUS books😱😁🙌🏽💃🏻

This author is absolutely AMAZING! I have never heard a book as funny as any of these👏🏽💯🤣 thank you GILL SIMS for doing another in this series❤️ you have such an AMAZING talent!💯👏🏽and GABRIELLE GLAISTER was and is the VERY BEST narrator for these books!💯👏🏽she is SOOO talented and just BRILLIANT at being HILARIOUS!💯👏🏽I don’t know if anyone else could have read these as well? So a HUGE well done to Gill and Gabrielle😁👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽BEST FUNNY BOOKS THERE IS ON AUDIBLE!! FOR SURE! THESE ARE A MUST!!! You wont regret it but start at the first book😊👏🏽👏🏽thank you gill, gabrielle and audible for another of these AMAZING books!❤️❤️❤️xxxx

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Not a patch on the first 3

I hate to leave a bad review for any book but I’m afraid this one was absolutely terrible. I loved the first 3 so much, there were great storylines! In this one nothing happened, whole chapters were mostly Ellen’s thoughts about parenting. I finished it but wished I had stopped at the end of the last one.

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Loved it!

Loved hearing the continuation of the story, having teens myself I could so relate!
Bit disappointed with the ending, but won't post spoilers

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Love it

Absolutely brilliant I love her books, plus they are so funny and so real.

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A true but funny account of a mums life with teenagers!

Cheered me on my dog walks - good to know most mums live the same chaotic life with demanding thankless teenagers & that Gin & your own mates are the best therapy....

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laughed so hard🤣

I honestly couldn't not stop listening to this book. the narrator is fantastic. . she really brings all the characters to life. its so true to life's ups and downs. highly highly recommended. 💞 I'm sad its finished.

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I couldn't stop laughing.

This book lives up to the previous two, and more. It is so funny, I couldn't stop laughing out loud, earning some very curious looks from my cats and family.

The baby sitting chapter had me in stitches as I remember my sister's both refusing to babysit for me ever again. They were shell shocked and suffering from PTSD. I identified with Hannah!

I kind of know this is the end of the tale, but I hope Gill Sims finds another story to tell, soon.

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Loved the whole series

These series of books are so much fun and light-hearted. I was actually gutted when the book ended.
Ellen becomes your friend as she is the standard mum and there are traces of all of us in her.
I really hope the author writes another.

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Awesome

Loved every bit of the book. Another amazing book from Gill Sims. Loved it again

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Delightful

Love the author, series, and narrator. Honest and cheeky. Mummy swears, which she states plainly in the first installment, so don’t get your knickers in a twist about it. Have another glass of wine, and let Gill Sims and Mummy make you giggle.