'Christina Hopkinson has wittily and very realistically tapped into the zeitgeist - literally the most relevant novel for a working mother since I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson.'
(Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes
'Utter genius. The funniest, truest and most insightful book about being a parent I have ever read.'
(Lisa Jewell )
'I read it, I really enjoyed it, I left it on the stairs.'
(John O'Farrell )
'A funny, thought-provoking take on what happens to a relationship when children come along.'
'THE PILE OF STUFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS is being described as the contemporary equivalent of Superwoman
' (The Times
'Fantastically well written, searingly truthful, occasionally very moving'
(Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
'Chick-lit checklist - just don't get so engrossed you forget to eat/sleep/get off the bus . . .'
'The new I Don't Know How She Does It'
'A bittersweet domestic drama . . . It's flippant and sharply funny, but at the heart of this novel there is a terrible poignancy, a familiar story that charts the effect of procreation on a loving relationship. Fans of Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It will love it.'
'A great comic novel on marriage and motherhood . . . very funny.' ****
'A witty paean to domestic and marital discontent . . . [it] struck a chord.'
'Sharp look at the craziness of modern life and love . . . Hopkinson nails a marriage cracking into a million pieces, and manages to make you believe there's always a way to patch things up.'
'You'll know exactly where she's coming from if you've ever felt like you spend your life picking up after a messy partner, you won't know whether to laugh or cry.'
magazine, Ireland )
'Hilarious . . . Packed with witty one liners, this is a story that will resonate with women the world over . . . THE PILE OF STUFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS is the Bridget Jones's Diary for a married generation.'
'A great read which will provide you with plenty of food for thought, perfect for whiling away a boring commute or packing for the beach. Though, couple ups beware, it may well prompt you to re-evaluate your current set-up.'
'A hilariously funny insight into the battle of the sexes . . . Hopkinson nails perfectly the daily frustrations that can drive a wedge into long-term relationships.'
'Hopkinson's writing is bright and accessible and her characters are very real.'
Christina Hopkinson is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in the Daily Telegraph
, the Guardian
, the Times
magazine. Her first novel, IzobelBrannigan.com was published by Piatkus and was described by the Mirror
as 'an insightful debut--witty, wise and worth reading'. She lives in London with her husband and three children.