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Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims

Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims book

From the blogger and creator of Facebook sensation Peter and Jane, comes an honest, embarrassingly relatable and just a little bit sweary debut novel

About the book

Peter and Jane are Mummy's Precious Moppets. At least, they are when they behave, which is mostly never. Mummy likes delightful walks in the country with Judgy Dog and the family. Peter and Jane like starting fires, trying to kill each other and driving Mummy to drink!

It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after one glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like “Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?”

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who 'live for their children' and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring's extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering “FML” over and over again. Until she remembers a gem of an idea she's had…

About the author

Gill Simms

Gill Sims is the author and illustrator of the hugely successful parenting blog and Facebook page Peter and Jane. She lives in Scotland with her husband, two children and a recalcitrant rescue Border Terrier, who rules the house. Gill's interests include drinking wine, wasting time on social media, trying and failing to recapture her lost youth and looking for the dog when he decides to go on one of his regular jaunts.

Book giveaway

We've got 50 free proof copies of Why Mummy Drinks to give away. For a chance to win, simply fill out the form below by midday, Monday 23 October.

We ask all winners to share your thoughts on the book. Everyone who posts their detailed feedback by midday, Monday 11 December will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

Why Mummy Drinks is published on 19 October. Buy the book on Amazon now

This giveaway is sponsored by HarperCollins