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Has anyone read "The bad Mother's handbook"?

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FairyMum Thu 08-Apr-04 07:09:15

By Kate Long? Should I buy it?

inspiredinsanity Sun 11-Apr-04 01:00:45

I haven't read it, however it got brilliant reviews in sunday paper..... asked hubbie to get it for me altho he wouldn't cos it's only out in hardback (published march 2004) so it was too expensive. Gonna try the library!

robinw Sun 11-Apr-04 06:33:37

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hewlettsdaughter Sun 11-Apr-04 07:39:16

There's a review from yesterday's Guardian here .

sassy Sun 11-Apr-04 17:03:55

Yes, I read it and quite liked it. Not very taxing (so I actually finshed it quite quickly despite DD!) and quite thought-provoking about how society's attitudes towards women and single mums especially has changed over time. Pretty funny too, especially the antics of the oldest character!
My copy was £6.97 from Teco - pretty good for a hardback.

Fennel Sun 11-Apr-04 18:09:51

I enjoyed it, also got it at cheap Tesco price.

juniper68 Thu 15-Apr-04 18:19:57

I like the sound of that, I'll get it at Tesco, thanks for the tip

bathtimebabe Thu 15-Apr-04 18:35:36

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bea Sat 05-Feb-05 09:52:19

in the middle of mine at the moment and will be very cross if dan and charlotte don;t have a happy ending....

sucker for happy endings!!!

Libb Sun 17-Apr-05 16:35:15

I am over halfway through this book, I bought it less than 24 hours ago! I haven't read like this since college . . . there is hope for me yet.

flamesparrow Sun 17-Apr-05 16:37:41

Tis really good

strugstu Sun 17-Apr-05 16:43:52

i loved it read it one weekend, brought it in tesco paperback for about 4 quid, had to re-read the beginning a couple of times to get used to it swapping between characters, but enjoyed it.

pleaserewind Mon 18-Apr-05 09:56:20

I found the swapping between characters a bit confusing at times but overall i enjoyed it. The characters were likeable and it kept my interest.

ambrosia Mon 18-Apr-05 14:24:54

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NomDePlume Mon 18-Apr-05 14:25:39

I pmsl at it.

wild Mon 18-Apr-05 14:52:17

not for me
was hoping for some true badness

Libb Tue 19-Apr-05 10:20:57

finished it this morning and thought the ending was a bit vague - it was still nice to read heavily like that, it has been a while!

lilybird Wed 20-Apr-05 14:44:08

i started reading it about 2 months ago, cannot get into it, bit heavy going, or is that just me!!

Evesmama Wed 20-Apr-05 14:45:55

why have messages been withdrawn on this thread??

tamum Wed 20-Apr-05 14:48:50

I liked it really- the characters were all quite real. Quite a light read, but certainly enjoyable.

Messages have been withdrawn because all robinw's were, I think. Long story!

Enid Wed 20-Apr-05 14:49:48

robinw! is she back!

bundle Wed 20-Apr-05 14:49:52

i liked the grandmother, but thought the book a bit "thin". what did happen to robinw, tamum? ..another one i missed the story on?

tamum Wed 20-Apr-05 14:51:38

Don't panic E, it's an old thread

tamum Wed 20-Apr-05 14:52:55

Sorry bundle, didn't see you there! I think it was an accumulation of "breastfeeding nazi" offences, wasn't it? There was one spate, and then she came back and it was fairly calm, and then it all started up again.

bundle Wed 20-Apr-05 14:53:28

oooooooooh

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