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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (6 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751540552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751540550
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.1 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 690,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

My new novel, Husband, Missing, is about what happens when the person you are bonkers in love with walks out of the door one day and doesn't come back. It's about the kind of thing that doesn't happen to people like you, happening to you.

I also write features for magazines and newspapers. I tweet. I eat. And I love reading, even if I don't seem to have time to read every book I buy - my shelves are full of good intentions. I have three children. And one husband - not yet missing.


HUSBAND, MISSING - what the critics are saying.

'A gripping story,' Candis magazine

'Slickly written and cleverly plotted, this has some engaging characters, great pace and a truly gripping mystery that's blended beautifully with the love story told in retrospect. Engrossing.' The Sunday Mirror





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Review

Fun, laughter and tears blend with love, lust and a tangle of misunderstandings in this splendid romp about today's mothers-in-waiting (She)

Inspirational (**** Cosmopolitan)

[A] Cracking read (Sunday Express)

Poignant and fun (Heat)

Book Description

* Previously published in hardback as THE EGG RACE

* The wonderful second novel from the brilliant Polly Williams: the story of two women who think they're ready to settle down - but have they found the right man?


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2.8 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Cox on 5 Mar 2008
Format: Paperback
I have read another book by Polly Williams and loved her column. the other book i read really made me laugh. I didn't find this anywhere near as funny and it was very predictable. I wanted it for ages! It was ok, but i wouldn't rush to recommend. I also bought the Egg Race by Polly Williams, i didn't realise when i bought both books that they were the same book, just re named! So don't be fooled to do the same thing as the Egg Race is still available to buy! Ok, but definately not as good as a yummy mummy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. A. J. Brown on 21 Oct 2007
Format: Paperback
I've read Polly Williams' first book and while I found it quite enjoyable I did find it a little hard to believe.

I enjoyed A Bad Bride's Tale a lot more. I thought there were believable characters and some thought provoking exploration of the problems facing women.

I would like to see a book like this without a man saving the day and creating the 'happy ending'. I guess that's what the readership wants though!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roadrunner on 5 Dec 2007
Format: Paperback
A totally predictable story revolving around the desperate measures all thirty-something women will stoop to in order to get themselves them up the duff. Even the character who said that she never wanted kids, ends up up the duff and is ... guess what ... totally delighted. Meanwhile, back in the real world ....
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on 11 Sep 2007
Format: Paperback
I am afraid that this book has rather unbelievable characters that were very hard to emphathise with.

I found the main character rather sad and desperate, marrying a man that she doesn't fancy because she feels that she is getting too old to have babies - she is only 34. The main characters were either difficult to relate to, unbelievable or not very attractive. For example Pattie contacting Stevie on honeymoon because sister Poppy had a premature birth and worrying her was very selfish, and what wife would leave her husband on honeymoon to visit her sister? hardly a good start to a marriage. Sam the ex boyfriend always hanging around was an extremely wet character. I think that the title should have been a "Sad brides tale" rather than a "Bad brides tale".

Why have the title and cover have been changed from the Egg Race. The original cover on the Egg Race was good and William's trademark cover ie similar to the cover of the Yummy Mummy and better than the present cover.

I find it odd that upon reading the reviews for the Egg Race that not only have one of the people mentioned in the Acknowledgements (Tess McMpherson)reviewed the book but the majority of the reviews are from people who have only read one book The Egg Race (aka) A bad brides tale.

An easy book that you will read in one day.
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By mrs k knox on 28 May 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Another brilliant fabulous book that I once again found that I couldn't put down until I was at the end x
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