Why Mummy Drinks Why Mummy Drinks

Why Mummy Drinks

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Publisher Description

The smash hit Sunday Times bestseller.

Tuesday 8th September
First day back at school. I am going to 100% nail being a school mummy this year. I can totally do this. Yes, this year is definitely going to be much better – I am absolutely not going to shout at the children, let them stuff their faces with crisps or goggle away on the iPad. And I most certainly will not slump on the sofa at the end of the day, glugging wine and muttering ‘FML’ repeatedly.

Unfortunately I have not yet actually managed to buy the bento boxes for their lunches or book jiu jitsu lessons, and I will have to learn to like green tea, as it is foul, and I have not yet mastered French plaits, but I am quietly confident that these are mere details in my grand master plan…

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…


“God, she’s funny” – Jilly Cooper

“Honest and very funny – it’s a tale that mums will identify with” – The Sun

“Sim’s latest offering is a hilarious follow-up to her bestselling debut… you’d be forgiven for thinking the blogger behind Peter and Jane couldn’t pull it off twice – but she has” – The Sunday Post

About the author

Gill Sims is the author of the hugely successful parenting blog and Facebook site ‘Peter and Jane’. Her first book Why Mummy Drinks was the bestselling hardback fiction debut of 2017, spending over six months in the top ten of the Sunday Times Bestseller Charts, and was shortlisted for Debut Novel of the Year in the British Book Awards. Her globally bestselling Why Mummy series has now sold over a quarter of a million copies.
She lives in Scotland with her husband, two children and two Border terriers, because apparently one terrier didn’t cause her enough trouble.
Gill’s interests include drinking wine, wasting time on social media, trying and failing to capture her lost youth, and looking for one of the dogs when he decides to go on one of his regular jaunts, while trying to stop the other one eating unspeakable things.

Fiction & Literature
19 October

Customer Reviews

Tormented mummy ,

Fantastically relatable

Loved it, hilariously relatable to every parent everywhere ever. Will be reading the rest for more belly laughing enjoyment

Tinkgem ,

Definitely in my “favourite books” list

Brilliantly written, hilarious at every turn and you can live each moment as if you are there with her. Definitely worth a read, because if you don’t, you’re missing out!

Le_Fafounet ,

Cliched and predictable

I’m certainly not a snob and trashy but fun holiday books have their place. Unfortunately I think this one falls in the trashy but dull column. The character are predictable and I found it hard to truly empathise with Ellen. She seems self centred and entitled. More problematically the pace is off, I found myself scanning through a lot of chapters that really did not move the plot along or entertain (the Christmas period, various parties). The first chapter, a la Bridget Jones, also took a lot of faith for me to get through - unoriginal and so predictable it really was not funny. The book does pick up pace about 2/3 in, but overall meagre rewards are to be had.

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