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Having A Lovely Time

Having A Lovely Time

‘Brilliant’ Sunday Express
‘Addictive’ Daily Mirror
‘Brutally funny’ Observer

Meet the Dobsons and the Jamiesons: two ordinary families on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Joe Dobson
left his wife and kids when his young girlfriend Nina discovered she was pregnant. Now he feels like a cliche and Nina feels like a drudge, swapping her wild nights out with friends for mild nights in wiping baby sick off the carpet. So when Joe announces that he’s booked a week’s luxury holiday in Italy, Nina is thrilled – until she realises Joe’s kids Saul and Tabitha are coming along for the ride.

Meanwhile Guy Jamieson is sure this will be his last family holiday; he plans to leave his wife Alice on his return. Guy is a high-powered advertising director, and Alice – with her elasticated skirts, inedible mince suppers and unshaven legs – just doesn’t fit his image. But Alice has a secret plan of her own: to have another baby…

Funny, smart and refreshingly honest, Having a Lovely Time is all about infidelity, jealousy, resentment, recriminations and, just occasionally, love – from the Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Eclair.
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PRAISE FOR JENNY ECLAIR:


‘Wonderfully written, insightful and riveting’ Daily Mail

‘Both heart-rending and compelling’ Clare Mackintosh

‘SO immersive, atmospheric and compelling’ Marian Keyes

‘Witty, moving, dark and absorbing’ Jo Brand

‘An elegant, gripping and mesmeric read’ Helen Lederer

‘An absolute page-turner of a story’ Judy Finnigan

‘Compelling, compassionate and keenly observed’ Independent
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 7th July 2005

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780751536058

Reviews

Brilliant
Sunday Express
Addictive. One to shout about
Mirror
A funny, cleverly observed tale of modern family life, love and adultery
New Woman
Honest and raucously funny
Glamour
Attacks the myth of happy families with characteristic acerbic humour ... a good, light read, with some brutally funny lines
Observer
Brutally funny
Observer
A heartbreaking yet funny read
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