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Has the bitchy school run chick lit genre been done to death?

(16 Posts)
katemiddletonsothermum Wed 06-Apr-16 23:16:05

Aka Rachel Johnson, Jilly Cooper et al.

Just that, really.

ImperialBlether Wed 06-Apr-16 23:43:20

Have a look at Liane Moriaty's Big Little Lies - it's sold a ton of copies.

ImperialBlether Wed 06-Apr-16 23:44:08

And Jilly Cooper always sells (but I don't recall any bitchy school mums - which books were they?)

wordassociationfootball Thu 07-Apr-16 09:22:56

Gill Hornby The Hive too.

katemiddletonsothermum Thu 07-Apr-16 11:19:55

Jilly Cooper bitchy villagers in general. I've just watched the Man who Made Husbands Jealous and it's a tribute to my own life!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Thu 07-Apr-16 19:36:02

I would think it's all in the execution - if you put an original spin on it and do it well people will read it.

SuckingEggs Thu 07-Apr-16 20:38:12

I'm reading Liane Moriarty now. That seems popular. You'll need a new angle...

katemiddletonsothermum Thu 07-Apr-16 23:24:49

I have to buy that book! Thank you smile

katemiddletonsothermum Thu 07-Apr-16 23:40:59

Oh yes, I've already read The Husband's Secret. Thanks!

SuckingEggs Fri 08-Apr-16 11:11:23

Get Big Little Lies

Caprinihahahaha Fri 08-Apr-16 11:13:47

Oh God, if only it was over.

SuckingEggs Fri 08-Apr-16 11:26:45


CadburysTastesVileNow Fri 15-Apr-16 17:36:28

Hope not, I'm 70,000 words in ...

ApocalypseSlough Fri 15-Apr-16 17:55:56

Cadbury's I don't write but I have a fab set piece of Alpha Mum arranging a yearly swimming birthday party to showcase her new boobs/ Melissa Obadish bikini/ fantastic life. Queue children being coached/ hating it/ au pairs and dishy brothers drafted in to save ordinary Mums from attending/ operations rescheduled/ Nigellaesque Burkhinis etc. if your book is broad brush you're welcome to use it!

ApocalypseSlough Fri 15-Apr-16 22:27:12

Cue blush

CadburysTastesVileNow Sat 16-Apr-16 00:58:18

Oddly enough, I have a not dissimilar scenario. There is a dishy pool boy.

Great minds?

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