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The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit

The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Egan
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Product Description


Think you knew Mummy Misfit?

Well, you might be in for a surprise.

After a year of struggling with school fees, trying to become pregnant and feeling like she didn’t belong amongst the prep-school ‘Meemies’, Libby is back.

Only this time, she’s got it all.

But how long can it last and will she ever be truly happy?

Join Libby on her hilarious, yet sensitive journey as
loyalty, friendships and values are tested in
‘The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit’.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 477 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Amanda Egan (13 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006M483JI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born and bred in London, Amanda trained professionally as an actress and is now a humorously perceptive chick/mummy-lit writer.

A voracious reader of the genre herself, she began focusing on her writing soon after her son developed school phobia age 11 and she had to physically remain in the background at his school for nearly three years until he regained his confidence. Much reading, observing and writing ensued from her confined quarters in the school car park.

The resulting debut novel, 'Diary of a Mummy Misfit', was a tongue-in-cheek look at the easily recognised types of self-obsessed mums you can find at prep school gates the world over - "the Meemies" - and follows the journey of Libby, an ordinary mum who discovers the chasm between the Haves and the Have-nots. 'The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit' followed and in 2012 she ventured into romcoms. Her latest novel, 'The All or Nothing Girl', is out now.

Amanda has also written two Christmas novellas, 'Christmas Deliverance' (2012) and 'Cinderella's Buttons' (2013).

Follow Amanda's news and discussions with her readers on Facebook page "Mummy Misfit - Amanda Egan", her blog "Diary of a Mummy Misfit Blog" or follow @Mummy_Misfit on Twitter.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit 22 Dec 2011
By Moira
Format:Kindle Edition
Well, that was my kids nearly late for school this morning!! I couldn't put it down and I only had a few more pages to go. Made it just in time. Good job I only had one packed lunch to make.

So, part 2. Different to the first book in so far as it is definitely a bit darker, but the characters are as lovable as ever with a few more additions to the Misfits. There were tears, boy were there tears and there was much laughter and an awful lot of 'I know her!!'

I heartily recommend this for everyone for a read. Glad I've finished it before Christmas or dinner would be very late.

Give it a go.

I'm missing the Misfits already.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit - Amanda Egan 1 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was trying to save reading Amanda's `The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit' for a train journey, A) because I knew I would be totally engrossed for the duration of the journey, especially after reading `The Diary of a Mummy Misfit' and B) so I wouldn't have to engage in conversation with my aisle seat passenger. However, temptation just had to keep tapping away at me, and to be honest, I couldn't bear it any longer and gave into it, just to get it off my back!
So, here I am, earlier than anticipated, giving `The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit' a rating, of 8* Yes, that's right, one more extra star than I gave `The Diary of a Mummy Misfit!' Why? Because it truly deserves it! I know technically we can only give a maximum of 5 stars, but hey, this book, and `The Diary' is TV material, I'm telling you!!!
I couldn't wait to continue with Libby's story and wow, was I in for a treat!! Just like `The Diary' we have real, laugh out loud, acerbic wit and antics from Fenella. And Libby's son, Max is just as bad - good lad! If I could quote just a few of these razor sharp witty lines here, I would do, but that wouldn't be fair and it would just spoil the impact of the humour for you, so you're going to have to read the book yourself! The fabulous Mrs S, Libby's next door neighbour, is just adorable, as ever, and we are introduced to some new characters, which you just can't help, but like. The upper class bitches/mothers at the school are still carrying on with their shenanigans and competing for the best bitch prize. And oh boy, are they are on top form! Libby does show a darker side to herself in this sequel but I have to say, I've every respect for her. There are a few surprises in this book which I wasn't expecting in the least, and found it playing with my emotions!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read Sequel 17 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed Diary of a Mummy Misfit and so on finishing immediately downloaded this sequel. I soon found it compelling reading as I followed Libby through the lows as well as the highs of life. There are moments where you cry with laughter but also those where the tears are for tragedy. As the title suggests, its not as light as the Diary, but having formed my own relationships with the characters, it felt right to be following them through this new phase, just like sticking with friends through thick and thin. I don't want to make it sound like a depressing read though - it's not! Still full of laughter and killer lines! But it certainly has a little more soul searching. I certainly hope Amanda continues to write Libby'd diaries!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous sequel. 29 Dec 2011
By Kim The Book Worm TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
This sequel did not disappoint me at all. In fact, I absolutely loved it. As a reader, you can't help but have expectations of a sequel. I can honestly say that this was everything that I wanted it to be and more!

In the first book, Libby and husband Ned, put their son into private school and made some wonderful friends, but met some truly awful, snobby people along the way too. At the end of the novel, they came into some money and were able to finally afford to do the things that the other families at the school did. Libby had always wanted a second child and to her delight became pregnant.

In The Darker Side, Libby and hilarious friend Fenella start their pregnancies together, while still helping to fundraise at the school. They meet and befriend Patience, a single mom who is automatically disapproved of by most of the parents at the school. When they find out her background, they keep it up their sleeves for using at a time in the future when it is needed most.

While Libby and her family can now afford to do things that she craved in the past, she almost feels that her life being broke but happy, was preferable. In this novel, her friendships, marriage and family are put to the test with lots of bumps along the way.

I laughed so hard at times I thought I was going to wet myself (sorry to share that with you but I felt that I must!) I also cried a lot at this book. It contained a real rollercoaster of emotions and anyone who has been through the things that Libby went through in this book would empathise sincerely with her and want to personally help her through her ups and downs.

I felt that I was inside Libby and Fenella's friendship. They were both hilarious but really good strong friends who understood each other so well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy sequel 22 Dec 2011
By The Kindle Book Review TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Libby is back in the sequel in this mummy lit genre. She is pregnant, rich and more determined than ever to survive the 'memeemies' to give her son Max the best prep school education money can buy. Now they don't have to struggle for money, and Libby is head of CCL, the school's charitable arm, surely it is all plain sailing now?

This sequel lives up to its title, showing the darker side of Libby's world. When tragedy strikes, Libby feels angry, upset and dare I say it....bitchy?? This once lovely woman strikes out, feeling resentment, jealousy and detachment from those around her as she struggles to find her footing in this new life. It's true what they say, money can't buy you happiness, and as Libby flounders and then freefalls into new territories, she truly becomes a 'mummy misfit.'

This book is an excellent sequel, it flows well from the first awesome book, it is another funny narrative in the world of 'mummy lit', once again exposes the cynical world of yummy mummies, and their plethora of botox, nannies, 4 x 4s and designer bitch fests. But this book surpasses the first in my eyes, as it deals with sensitive issues in a tender voice whilst retaining its humour and realistic character progression.

I don't want to write a spoiler review, those annoy me and I feel do the book no justice, but if you have not read the first, buy both, take a day off and delve in.

Books, like these two especially, prove to me just how much 'mummy lit' is unjustly underrated and written off as not being 'literary' and 'highbrow' enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book. I read the 1st and second book ...
Very good book. I read the 1st and second book in one setting and was amazed how many things in it were scarily accurate. Read more
Published 1 month ago by james
5.0 out of 5 stars Was darker - but worth the read
I was a little concerned how dark this read would be after the prequel. Although it did at times, there was the smoothest of writing that quickly drew into a comfortable place... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Glynis Chorley
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive reading
Love this book. an addictive read you won't want to put it down. Love Amanda Evans books so beautifully written
Published 6 months ago by diana clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Amanda's done it again!
another triumph from this ace author. only bought this a couple of hours ago and finished already! now to purchase her next book :-)
Published 7 months ago by E J Booker
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant! what a book
What a fabulous follow up book. I couldn't put my kindle down. I so love mummy misfit, she is a wonderful character. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars just as good as mummy musfits
Didn't think I'd like a sequel but just as laugh out loud funny and picks up from where the 1st book left off...well worth the read!
Published 10 months ago by Leigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody brilliant again!
Couldn't put it down....lived and loved every word...laughed cried and growled out loud...Banjo(my dog) gave me increasingly perturbed looks at these noises.... Read more
Published 12 months ago by bagpuss
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny book!
Very funny and an easy read!

Amazon say I must use up all my words.....ridiculous I've nothing more to say!
Published 13 months ago by Karen Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars Good follow on..
Enjoyed the first Mummy misfit so brought the next. Good read. Finished very quick. Easy read and made me laugh out loud in places
Published 13 months ago by L.Timmins
5.0 out of 5 stars Convert to chick lit
I've never really bothered with chick lit before but managed to read both mummy misfit books ina couple of days
Published 13 months ago by Julie
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