As with Alliot's other novels, this is a book that demands to be read in one sitting, devouring the pages alongside a box of chocolates. The ending is happy, in a fittingly idiosyncratic way, and a fine reward for an afternoon away from real life. Ultimately, though Livvy seems to lead a "a very unusual and complicated life ... nutters and weirdos at every corner ... on intimate terms with the police...", she is an ordinary 21st-century woman trying to carve out a comfortable life for herself and her daughter. --Olivia Dickinson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'An escapist read' Daily Express
'It's well worth reading this hilarious story' Weight Watchers magazine--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you are like me and a person who likes to be seen as competent but in reality is a complete caper maker this book comes highly recommended! Read morePublished 23 months ago by katherine walker
An unexpectedly good story..Quite girly but not too wince making for the older reader. Liked her style and will buy more. Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2013 by V E Hould
Aside from the casual but fortunately only ocassional use of homophobic language and a tendancy for characters to drink and drive, this is a brilliant read. Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2011 by IJKS
One of those books that reads so easily that you finish it too fast. I loved every page and I can't wait to read all of Catherine's other books!Published on 31 May 2005 by Henriette
Funny, funny, funny. Alliott's writing can swing all over the place, but when she is on, she is so very, very on. I just loved this book. Read morePublished on 30 April 2005
Olivia's is an ordinary housewife who does extraordinary things. Molly & Hugh's are a definite treat to her life. Hope I had friends like hers. Beautiful written.