A complex odyssey that is ambitious in scope, carefully structured and highly accessible. It trumpets the courage needed to make - and stand by - difficult, life-defining decisions, as well as the hereditary effects of unresolved trauma and the importance of friends to our mental well-being … Negotiate[s] all this without resorting to psychobabble or sentimentality, and still boast[s] authenticity and poignancy. --The Sunday Telegraph
Sparkling … Amber is a strong and sympathetic heroine and her friends are well-rounded individuals and recognisable contemporary types … Beresford's deft plotting and warm and witty writing makes this an assured debut. --The Daily Mail
If you've had enough of reading about yummy mummy, this tale of one woman's missing maternal urges provides a welcome antidote to the glut of babbling baby books … there are no dribbling anti-child clichés in this heartfelt take on how friends can be the new family. A refreshing and thought provoking peak at people who'd rather have a cat flap than a kid. --Handbag.com
About the Author
Lucy Beresford is a psychotherapist, broadcaster, and writer. She has written for the 'Literary Review', 'Sunday Telegraph', 'The Spectator', 'The Times', 'Daily Mail', and 'Psychologies' magazine. She has appeared regularly on TV and radio discussing mental health and general psychology issues.