Glamorous and nearing forty, Tess drops a bombshell on four of her friends: she's pregnant. Sierra may be only twenty-three but she s had to grow up fast. Michael is busy searching for Mrs Right, while Owen eases the pain of a mid-life crisis with a string of unsuitable fiancees. Only Lucy has the trappings and offspring of a proper grown-up, but is terrified of ageing. On a challenging and hilarious journey through birth, Botox, bad sex and beyond, all five friends must discover that while growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Christina Hopkinson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Dimensions: Width: 15.60cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 23.30cm
ISBN 10: 1444710451
Publication Date: 16 August 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Praise for THE PILE OF STUFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS -- : 'Utter genius. The funniest, truest and most insightful book about being a parent I have ever read.' -- Lisa Jewell 'The new I Don't Know How She Does It' -- Grazia 'Encapsulates precisely, but with plenty of humour, the madness of the modern working family' -- Sarah Vine, The Times 'A bittersweet domestic drama ... sharply funny ... occasionally very moving' -- Marie Claire 'Christina Hopkinson is a talented writer with a gift for observational humour and sharp one-liners' -- Spectator 'I read it, I really enjoyed it, I left it on the stairs.' -- John O'Farrell
Praise for THE PILE OF STUFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS -- : 'Christina Hopkinson has wittily and very realistically tapped into the zeitgeist - literally the most relevant novel for a working mother since I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson.' -- Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes 'Utter genius. The funniest, truest and most insightful book about being a parent I have ever read.' -- Lisa Jewell 'A funny, thought-provoking take on what happens to a relationship when children come along.' -- Grazia 'A bittersweet domestic drama ... It's flippant and sharply funny, but at the heart of this novel there is a terrible poignancy, a familiar story that charts the effect of procreation on a loving relationship. Fans of Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It will love it.' -- Marie Claire
Christina Hopkinson is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, The Times, Grazia and Red magazine. She lives in London with her husband and three children. Visit Christina's website, www.christinahopkinson.com, and follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/Xtinahopkinson.
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