Of course it's funny, but it's also dark, honest and totally compulsive reading (Jenny Colgan
Very dark and very funny. I had it glued to my face until I'd finished it (Jo Brand
Utterly compelling, brave, angry and melancholy all at once. It is brutal about the female experience, but also beautifully observed about the subtle complexities of being a woman. I thought Jean was an amazing character - and it is testament to Jenny's skill as a writer that despite some awful behaviour, the reader never actually loses sympathy for her. Most of all, it's just a great, honest piece of writing. I want to read her others now (Jojo Moyes)
A mother shouldn't have favourites. A brilliantly observed family drama from celebrated comedian and writer Jenny Eclair.