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Mum's the Word

Mum's the Word [Kindle Edition]

Kate Lawson
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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‘An excellent insight into our typical lives and relationships. I’m sure women everywhere will be able to identify with … this eventful story.’
Closer Magazine

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Whoever said life began at 40 was dead right…

A riotous romantic comedy about never-ending motherhood, second chances and growing old disgracefully.

What do you do when:

Mr Could Do Worse dumps you on the very night you think he's going to propose?

Your twenty-something son turns up on your doorstep, with a broken heart and dirty washing in tow?

You find out you're going to be a granny - at 45?

Your son's maybe ex-girlfriend's father starts making wickedly naughty suggestions?

Your ex's new bit of stuff wants to become your new best friend?

Your 70-year-old father is dating someone young enough to be your sister?

You make the same mistakes you made in your twenties two whole decades later?

You can't get the one person you want out of your head?

You grab the vodka and wonder if you're too old for all this crap…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 419 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (4 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9OOG
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,112 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kate lives and works in sunny East Anglian, writing as Sue Welfare, Gemma Fox and Kate Lawson
Born on the edge of the Fens Kate is perfectly placed to write about the vagaries of life in East Anglia.

In between moving house, raising a family, falling in love with the gorgeous Phil,singing in a choir, walking the dog, working in the garden, taking endless photos and cooking Sue/Gemma/Kate is also a scriptwriter, originating and developing a soap opera for local radio, along with a pantomime for the town in which she lives.

Writing as Gemma Fox, Kate was short-listed for the Melissa Nathan Comedy Romance Award in 2006.

In various other guises Kate has had 12 erotic novels published, and as Sue Welfare published 6 Rom Coms, two of which
are currently under development for TV.
Her comedy 'Write Back Home' was part of the 1999 Channel Four Sitcom Festival.

Most recently Kate has been working to create'WriteOutLoud' a project to help people write about their own lives - you can find out more about her, here:

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good light read 19 Sep 2008
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Robert - dependable and dull - dumps 40 something Susie just as she thinks he is about to propose. Susie starts to re-evaluate her life and decides that it could do with a bit more excitement. Then son Jack turns up on the doorstep because his girlfriend has finished with him and daughter Alice wants to move back home because of a row with her partner and suddenly Susie's life is not her own. Two very different men - Simon and Matt appear and ex-boyfriend Robert starts to seek her company again even though he has a new girlfriend - Sakia - who also wants to be friends with Susie. Life has become much more exciting overnight it seems and Susie wonders why she ever wished for change. Amusing and easy to read with realistic characters and relationships, this is a book to curl up with in front of a fire or on a beach - I loved it. This author has also written books under the names of Gemma Fox and Sue Welfare.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For mums of all ages 1 July 2008
I read this without reading the sypnosis and was pleasantly surprised. Humourous and honest, this is a perfect read for your summer holiday as it moves along at a good pace without much concentration needed. Not bad for a first book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading - worth spending time/money on 29 Aug 2011
By Sarah
Format:Kindle Edition
I downloaded this onto my kindle in a batch of 20 or so, to take on holiday. Sadly I didn't get to it until after we got back home - I would have enjoyed spending a whole afternoon on the sunlounger staying in Susie's world. (I've had to interrupt my reading over the last 5 nights/mornings.)

She sounded a nice enough person, but to be honest, I'd guessed the twist quite early on, but that didn't spoil the remainder of the book. How she put up with being a shoulder for her ex, without flattening him, I really don't know!

Kate's writing style is easy-reading, and makes me want to read another of her novels.
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3.0 out of 5 stars entertaining story 9 Jun 2014
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Well written chick lit but one of main characters is totally unbelievable. Predictable outcome but entertaining enough for some light holiday reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mum's the Word by Kate Lawson 13 Feb 2013
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Took awhile to get into. But once there a really good read. A curl up in front of the fire, cuppa tea, choc biscuits and off you go. Hope you enjoy. Looking forward to reading more by Kate Lawson.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this book down! 31 Dec 2012
By N.M
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I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down. Lots of twists and turns that kept me hooked!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved it 5 Aug 2012
By Flick-M
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I was hooked from the first sentence. I found the characters easy to relate to, the book had that all important feel good factor and it made me laugh. I was sorry to finish it. Have read some of her others and they have all been engrossing and enjoyable, but this was far and away the best one for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Chic Lit Lite
If you're offended by reviews about value for money please look away now - I've given this book 3 stars on the basis that the story/plot is a good read for the price. Read more
Published on 12 April 2012 by kindle fan
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Was always expecting the story to unfold but no, it simpily did not happen, and the name gender thing was so obvious from the outset
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Published on 17 Dec 2011 by nimrat
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but nothing special
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