Very dark and very funny. I had it glued to my face until I'd finished it (Jo Brand
Of course it's funny, but it's also dark, honest and totally compulsive reading (Jenny Colgan
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)
* Brilliant black comedy from the ultimate Grumpy Old Woman!