Lucy is so happily married to Jasper she has to look down to see Cloud Nine. So when Jasper takes a job in Australia for a year, the family leave London for a Sydney beachside suburb to join the adventure. But then Jasper walks out for another woman, and Lucy finds herself marooned in an unfamiliar country with two traumatised daughters.
As her marriage goes into meltdown, Lucy finds herself fighting a vicious custody battle and working overtime to regain the respect of her rebellious teenage daughter. Will achieving her Bronze Medallion make all the difference? Can she stand on her own two stilettos - and maybe even learn to love again?
Hilarious and moving by turns, Kathy Lette's brilliant novel is a survival guide for anyone who has realised that the perfect marriage is like an orgasm, many of them are faked.