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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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Love these books

For me the narrator is the icing in the cake. Perfect 👌 Then with the humour that any Mum will appreciate and being glad that we are not Ellen and our life might require a few FML but not as many as Ellen. Makes me appreciate my family more whilst being able to get away with drowning the horrors out with my earbuds in place... bliss

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Brilliant and lighthearted

I laughed all the way through the series of books, I wish there were more but I guess all good things must come to an end...

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Fun fun fun

Really enjoyed this latest book in the series, although it was a little predictable. Even my hubby enjoyed - I could tell by his smirks as he pretended to be focused on his laptop while the audible played. Can't wait for more fun from this author.

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Really enjoyable ...

Although the repetitive themes can be annoying and obvious. Having said that, I still think the book is hilar.

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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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Fab series

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in this series, the narrator is fantastic and I’ve laughed out loud on many occasion. I’m quite sad there won’t be anymore...maybe Why Granny’s Wasted could appear further down the line...? 😂

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I can identify my self. Lol

Love her books And waiting for some more Light, fun and witty. Well done to the author

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brilliant!!

Once again Jill Simms hits the nail on the head about being a mum of teenagers and what comes with it. So good to catch up with them all again . i hope theres another book coming soon

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I love you Gill Sims

I do I do I do! I’d better start from book one then as I miss this all already. I was smirking to myself thinking that I also read Laura Bates and Caitlin Moran and it all fell in perfectly here. Lots of love xx

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Excellent series of books!

I love these books, they are so well written. I also love the performance by Gabrielle Glaister. This is a great conclusion to the series but I am hoping that Gill Sims has a change of heart and writes another one because they are fab. If you are thinking about listening to this one without the others, that’s just crazy. Listen to the whole series. You won’t regret it.