'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.
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
Don't miss the unforgettable new novel from Jenny Eclair - INHERITANCE is out now
Customer ReviewsSee All
Really enjoyed this book. I read Life, Death & Vanilla Slices 6 months ago and loved it so when I saw Having A Lovely Time thought I'd get it, pleased I did! The characters are interesting and I was hooked very quickly; couldn't put it down as I wanted to know what was going to happen to all of them.