The Wives of Bath

The Wives of Bath

Book - 2005
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Yummy mummies with flat brown tummies...

Two couples collide in an ante-natal class. Flash Hugo and Amanda want smart private hospitals and maternity nurses to the stars. Ultra-green Alice and Jake want an all-natural home birth with whale music and tree-hugging nappies.

Yet parenthood doesn't quite go to plan. Amanda soon decides being a mummy is less yummy than Gwyneth Paltrow makes it look. Hugo fails miserably to bond with his son and when Amanda disappears to resume her hot-shot career, he's left literally holding the baby with no idea what to do. Being constantly faced with sickening superdad Jake hardly helps his confidence.

Blissed-out new mother Alice has problems too. Jake's increasingly rampant right-on-ness has them drinking from jam jars and spending Christmas with a recycled-cardboard tree.

Will Alice and Hugo cope, let alone find happiness? Not before secret affairs, scheming spouses, beastly bosses and nympho nursery mothers have done their terrible worst...

Publisher: London : Headline Book Pub., 2005
ISBN: 9780755308613
Characteristics: 374 p


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Sep 12, 2017

The first half of the book kept me chuckling, the characters and their behaviours were obviously exaggerated but that is what msde it so comical. It should maybe be a compulsory read for young couples romanticizing parenthood. The ending was a bit weak and rather unbelievable but all in all a good read.

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