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Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes

Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes [Kindle Edition]

Sue Watson
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Overweight TV producer Stella hates the gardening programme she works - on after all, it involves a timid vicar, his sex mad wife and an obese gardener. Stressed and fed up as her life collapses around her, she focuses on her passion for baking and wonders whether she can turn it into a career. However, what follows is a series of comical disasters. You want to devour this smart and fabulously funny read in one go! --Closer

The right work-life balance is something TV producer Stella Weston has worked hard to perfect. But with a boss bent on sabotaging her career and her loving family feeling increasingly neglected, she turns to the one thing she knows she can get right: baking cakes. Don't read this on an empty stomach! --Now magazine

Naughty but nice: A sparky, funny debut novel that combines a cute chick-lit tale with cake recipes. What's not to like about that? Can TV producer Stella find salvation in the bottom of a baking tin and be happy once more? --Bella

A funny, well-written look at whether you can turn a passion into a profession, with lots of hilarious dates, mishaps and angst woven in...I really enjoyed it. --The Daily Mail

Naughty but nice: A sparky, funny debut novel that combines a cute chick-lit tale with cake recipes. What's not to like about that? Can TV producer Stella find salvation in the bottom of a baking tin and be happy once more? --Bella

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Can you really make a living from indulging in your dreams?

TV Producer Stella Weston is over worked, overweight and under fire. Having battled uphill for years to balance her career with her family life, she is repaid by being put out to pasture on a religious gardening programme – complete with a nervous vicar, his nymphomaniac wife, and 22 stone Britney wannabe gardener, Gerald.

In the past, comfort has always been found at the bottom of her mixing bowl, but when even the most delicious lemon sponge with zesty frosting cannot save the day, Stella decides enough is enough.

However, finding the courage to quit is sometimes the easy part. Can you really turn a passion into a profession? Does more time at home actually give you a happier family life? Are men truly from Mars or another universe altogether?

Stella has to roll up her sleeves and find out – when the going gets tough, the tough get baking....

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 533 KB
  • Print Length: 367 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956536824
  • Publisher: Rickshaw Publishing; 1 edition (3 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005L92JB8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,144 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sue Watson was a TV Producer with the BBC who combined motherhood and family life with a busy career. However, one day it dawned on Sue that Cosmo magazine may have been telling porkies about 'having it all,' and she realised her life had become a slightly crazed juggling act. So after much comfort eating,soul searching and reality TV watching, she sold her car, cancelled the holiday, bought a flamingo pink laptop and took the plunge as a writer.

The result was Sue's first novel, 'Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes,' a story about Stella Weston, whose life is a constant struggle with the weighing scales and being a working mum, wife and daughter.

The author researched intensely, baking and tasting and baking and ... tasting and... created the fabulous recipe collection of easy but impressive cakes at the back of the book. Sue also gained an equally impressive extra ten pounds on her hips, which to this day she carries with her.

Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where she is currently writing her third book. When she's not toiling over her latest novel, Sue can be found enjoying large bags of chicken crisps, large tubs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream and 'The Biggest Loser USA' on series link.

Sue's second book, 'Younger, Thinner, Blonder' is released in October (2013).

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still giggling about the vicar's randy wife! 19 Oct 2011
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I don't usually read chicklit, but a friend recommended this to me so I thought I'd give it a try. I was hooked from the very first page. I loved the idea of the vicar's randy wife which made me laugh out loud. I also liked the backdrop of the crazy world of daytime TV and its larger-than-life characters. As a working mum, the main character, Stella, and her feelings of constantly being pulled in all directions really resonated with me. But what I really liked about the book was that it had both humour and pathos. A cracking debut novel and I look forward to reading more by the same author.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes 3 May 2012
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I was seriously disappointed when i finished this book :) i wanted it to carry on because i was enjoying every page so much . The book has brought to life the main character making her so real that certain things she does is exactly how you would react and think in the situations. I found myself wanting to share snippets from the book with family and friends, especially the moments when i sat laughing out loud as my husband watched a boring film. This book is a chick flick in paperback form. I fully recommend this book if you want to giggle, feel every emotion going and enjoy a bit of cake!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A absolute joy to read! 8 Oct 2011
Fat Girls & Fairy Cakes by Sue Watson won me over in the first couple of pages.

It centres on Stella Weston, who works as a TV producer with the boss from hell. I was laughing out loud at so much of the story, from the goings-on on location in Rochdale while filming the religious gardening programme, to the disastrous encounters with Diego the doctor, and the numerous clever one-liners.

The story has some very touching moments, too. Stella's marriage is rocky, she struggles to make a success of a new venture and troubles beset her closest friends. But Sue Watson handles these aspects with great warmth, leading her main character through the serious stuff, and eventually out the other side.

An absolute joy to read, Fat Girls & Fairy Cakes is one of those books that you just don't want to end.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fairy cakes 6 July 2012
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fab fab fab other reviewers sum this book up really as it was a fab read very entertaining was alittle slow at first but if you stay with it you will be pleased you did i certainly am. it
had you laughing out load throughout.. it also had some more serious parts which brought the odd tear to your eyes.. but all in all i loved it and would truly reommend to anyone looking for a real good chick lit.ENJOY
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed every page! 14 Oct 2011
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Having read rave reviews about Sue Watson's debut novel Fat Girls & Fairy Cakes I couldn't wait to get stuck in and see if it
walked the walk! It doesn't just walk, it positively struts!

We begin the story with Stella Weston, working in the TV industry, married to Tom, mother to Grace. Stella is always rushed off her feet, pulled in every direction and as many a working mother is, weighed down by guilt for not always being there for her family.

Life for Stella is turned upside down when she has to deal with problems both at home and work. The novel follows Stella's path to dealing with, accepting and overcoming these life changing events. With the help of her best friends and colleagues, Lizzie and Al, Stella gradually discovers that another love of her life, cake, could actually be her salvation.

I really enjoyed reading Fat Girls & Fairy Cakes, not only was it funny with some lovely colourful characters, Al being a favourite of mine, but it was touching and sometimes sad. However, the less happy themes are dealt with in keeping with the overall light hearted tone of the book. Stella is great and you can't help cheering her on as she gradually discovers and rediscovers herself.

The supporting cast were fun too, MJ loved hating her, Tom who made me sad, best friend Lizzie being a real BBF, Al funny, catty but lovely, Seb pragmatic and reliable, sweet little Grace who has an old head on young shoulders and not forgetting Stella's dizzy mum. This is the sort of book you could easily envisage seeing on the big screen.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Fat Girls & Fairy Cakes to anyone who wants an entertaining read and for all cake lovers; there are some great recipes at the end of the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars would recommend!! loved it!! 12 Oct 2012
I love a good chick book. I love a laugh! this had both with an enormous dollop of the weepy stuff. I found it slow at first but once I got past the first chapter or so I just could put it down!! had a very late night as I just to finish it!! very emotional in places and hysterical in others!! the wedding is a riot! loved it! loved it! loved it! So disappointed when this is the only book by this author. more please!!!!
*** WARNING *** made me want to eat cake, yummy creamy very scrummy cake. not good if you on a diet!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes 29 Aug 2012
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I can't recommend this book enough. Having spent my life reading tales of perfect heroines that never have weight issues or break out in spots - I couldn't wait to read a book with such an intriguing title. The heroine is a real woman and her journey rolls between hilarious and highly emotional. I cried with laughter only to find myself choking back tears of emotion as I turned the page. This is a story of triumph in the face of adversity but nothing runs smoothly and that's what makes the heroine so engaging. I hoping for a sequel soon!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars must read!
wow this was a brilliant read, hardly ever put my kindle down once i started reading it! the ending is an added bonus with recipes, this is a brilliant idea. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by loopylou
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun read
Very good - would recommend - mostly light reading but very entertaining. I will certainly look for more by the same author
Published 1 month ago by Jinnet
3.0 out of 5 stars Good chic lit
Good bedtime and holiday read. Could picture all the cakes as the writing was very graphic . Can recommend it
Published 2 months ago by Linda.cornell
4.0 out of 5 stars lovely chill time read
Nicely written easy read but with enough humour and the odd twist thrown in to make it stand out from most of the other girlie books
Published 2 months ago by Ann P
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read and comes with a recipe book !
Really enjoyed the book and loved Stella and her friends. Can't wait for the movie! And as if the story wasn't fun enough, there is a fab collection of cake recipes at the end of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Barbara Duckworth
5.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining
Very good a must read with great romance and comedy with a realistic story line I enjoyed this book very much
Published 2 months ago by csobey
4.0 out of 5 stars great.
You had me at the title, I'm a fat girl, love to cook fairy cakes and it included recipes, I was hooked from the start.
Published 2 months ago by fairy girl
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous read
What a fabulous book! Should come with a warning: 'Do not read in public as you will burst out into waves of uncontrolled laughter earning looks and nudges from fellow commuters... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Renita
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!!!!!
I love a happy ending
interesting well written character's very real a tale about real friendship and triumph over the bullie
Published 2 months ago by pauline dore
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat girls and fairy cakes
I have not started reading this book but bought as I loved the title of it. Feel I will recommend this when I get round to reading it
Published 2 months ago by Ann Davie
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