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  • Writer's pictureLilac Mills

The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill


For Lucy Sweeney, motherhood isn't all astanga yoga and Cath Kidston prints. It's been years since the dirty laundry pile was less than a metre high, months since Lucy remembered to have sex with her husband, and a week since she last did the school run wearing pyjamas. Motherhood, it seems, has more pitfalls than she might have expected. Caught between perfectionist Yummy Mummy No 1 and hypercompetitive Alpha Mum, Lucy is in danger of losing the parenting plot. And worst of all, she's alarmingly distracted by Sexy Domesticated Dad. It's only a matter of time before the dirty laundry quite literally blows up in her face...


I haven't laughed so much in ages - every page had me chuckling. As for Lucy herself, I've got a very lovely friend who Lucy could have been modelled on and I'm going to send her my copy (I read the paperback version).

The incidental situations were hilarious and the whole thing hung together in one location giggle-fest.

I won't forget this book in a hurry, and I'm now off to track down other novels by Ms Neill!

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