A book of comics and writing about good days and bad days and how to deal with them from popular Instagramer Beth Evans.
'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.' 'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . . However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she? The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best. 'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday 'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express
Poppy never thought her husband wanted children - especially not with her best friend. When Poppy arrives home to find her husband and best friend sitting side by side at her kitchen table, she thinks they're planning her a birthday surprise . . . Little does she know, they're waiting to tell her about their affair. And worse, that they're having a baby. Now everywhere she goes, mothers are reminding her of their betrayal. So when Poppy meets a woman who wants to help her fight back, it seems like a good idea. But how well does she know her? Is she there to help . . . or does she have an agenda of her own? What readers are saying: 'I stayed up late reading this . . . it was brilliant' 'An evocative, exciting story filled with a dark humour' 'Just as compelling and moreish as I'd expected' 'I was hooked and raced through'
Written with self-excoriating candour and the driest humour, comes a book about being a dad from one of our best loved journalists. For Tim Dowling, fatherhood has sometimes felt like two decades of lessons learned through failure. 1. Don't give your children sugary drinks and expect them to be as sweet. You could end up with a chopstick in your earhole. 2. There is no reason holidays should be thought of as relaxing. Consider them an opportunity to be shrieked at in different climates. 3. `Let's not tell mum about this' is not legally binding. It never has been. You're only trying to make yourself feel better. Drawing on what actually feels like two lifetimes of experience, Dad You Suck is a hilarious account of the joy of fatherhood, and the subtle art of transforming your children's insults into a reason for being.