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Foetal Attraction [Kindle Edition]

Kathy Lette
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Madeline Wolfe is a mischievous, mutinous, high-rise (the shortest she’d ever been was ‘tall for her age’) Aussie redhead, who can open beer bottles with her teeth and is on first name terms with every bartender in Bangkok. She’s a woman in control of her life, and no man is ever going to tell her what to do.



So how come she’s ended up twelve thousand miles from home, in rainy London, with no friends, her visa about to expire, with no place to live – oh, yes, and pregnant?



She fell in love with Alexander Drake, that’s how. But she soon realises that Alex goes through the tunnel of love holding his own hand. He also has more secrets than MI5. Alex may not be the man she thought he was, but can she persuade him to be the man she needs him to be – preferably before the baby arrives?


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"Wildly, painfully funny – the jokes pop up like ping-pong balls in a bingo hall" (The Sunday Times)

"I adored Kathy Lette’s novel. It is utterly outrageous, irreverent and screamingly funny" (Jilly Cooper)

"It’s an answerphone on, feet up, family-size-bar-of-Dairy-Milk sort of novel… hilarious" (Guardian)

"Buy this book – give it to every woman of child-bearing age you know. She will be maternally grateful. It is funny and profoundly moving" (Sue Townsend)

Book Description

A hilarious, heartfelt novel about falling in and out of love, from the fabulous Kathy Lette.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 873 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (10 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Y5TVKE
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Silly, out-dated and quite offensive! 15 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Contrary to some other bad reviews, I was optimistic through the first chapter, with the Aussie heroine enduring the first stages of labour in a run-down NHS hospital, which was quite funny. Alas, it went sharply downhill from then on. Lette's plotting is terrible - I never knew when/where we were supposed to be, and she tries FAR too hard to be funny. I am surprised that a well-known cookery school didn't sue her for libel; when the heroine is given a cookery course by her English lover, attended by pearl-wearing "debbie" types called Clarissa and Octavia, the menu includes - wait for it - haggis, tripe and black sausage!!! Is that what they serve at posh dinner parties?

It is littered with out-dated stereotypes of England and the English - as one commentator on here put it, quite racist in some ways - do the English still have cold baths? I doubt it, and you'd struggle to find tripe in any butchers these days!

Lette obviously hates England and the English - strange she chooses to live in London. But the book - well, okay, I'm FAR too old for "chick lit" - but LOVE Kinsella and Costello, whose disaster-prone heroines are warm, zany and engaging! I just wished Maddy would go back to Oz and give England a break. I gave up in the middle of Chapter 3.

Don't bother!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just awful! 27 Aug. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Given the subject matter which I am very interested in, I thought I would really enjoy this book. Sadly not.

I found it very dull and hard to get into. The author tries too hard to fit as many puns as she can into one sentence, whilst neglecting to follow a storyline.

Most of the book is full of too many adjectives, which becomes confusing and gets in the way of actually being able to understand the story! It's almost like Lette has plucked as many words as possible out of the dictionary just to increase the word count!

She has tried too hard, and unfortunately it's neither funny nor makes good reading. Highly un-recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars glad to see it back in print 12 May 2012
By Cazza
Format:Paperback
Loved this book when it first came out. One of Kathy Lette's best I reckon. Good to see it back in print as now I'm no longer forced to find second hand copies to give to pregnant friends.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book made me laugh and worry! 17 Aug. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Having already read and loved Altar Ego, I also found this book very entertaining. Her comments about men and the English are affectionately cutting and some of her sentences make me want to laugh out loud on the tube. It makes you wake up and smell the coffee if you are feeling at all broody, but it doesn't put you off completely. She forms the characters very well and you really feel you are there with them. It's a quick book to read because you can't wait to see what happens next.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Laughing Out Loud On Public Transport 13 Nov. 2007
Format:Paperback
I do try & hold in my guffaws whilst out in public but it was impossible to hold them in reading this book.

This had me laughing from beginning to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! 24 Feb. 2009
Format:Paperback
Kathy Lette doesn't let us down! She maintains her tremendous sarcasm/witty writing throughout the book. I didn't want to put it down! Very addictive.
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