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Three In A Bed

Three In A Bed [Kindle Edition]

Carmen Reid
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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"Probably the best book of the year!" (B Magazine (Three in a Bed))

"An entertaining and insightful tale of a 21st century working motherhood with a bittersweet edge" (Cosmopolitan (Three in a Bed))

"Cleverer than the average and much more entertaining too" (Heat (Up All Night))

"Her previous bestsellers were only a delicious taste of how brilliantly she can tell a story" (Daily Record (How Was it For You?))

"Full of love, hope and a dash of sadness, it's a great summer read" (Sunday Mirror (Did the Earth Move?))

Book Description

When a successful, attractive woman decides to have a child her world is turned upside-down…

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (28 July 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS4ZC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #126,942 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Carmen Reid is the author of the bestselling novels Three in a Bed and The Personal Shopper, amongst others.

After working as a journalist in London she moved to Glasgow, Scotland, where she looks after one husband, two children, a puppy, three goldfish and writes almost all the rest of the time.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I read this book in less than 48 hours!! 4 Sep 2002
I can sum the hilarity, brutal honesty and story-line of this book up in 2 words....."absolutely brilliant"!! From the moment I picked it up I was hooked. Completely.
Bella is an attractive city-slicker. She is human; she drinks, eats, smokes and loves risque situations in risque places! At the same time she wants a baby....but forgot to tell her 'very-happily-married-minus-children' husband!
Bella captured my heart completely. Whether you have kids, want kids, are single, married, had a nightmare delivery in pregnancy or sailed through the 'Piles' and stitches you will scream with laughter with this brilliant character who I desperately hope visits my book shelf again!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining...but still fiction 28 Feb 2006
I'm glad I read this book once I was a mother, not before!!! There is a lot of well-described, harsh reality of pregnancy, relationships and motherhood. Once you're a mum you can laugh and enjoy it but I'd imagine it'd scare the life out of me beforehand!
What I didn't like was the underlying message (I suppose for fiction/entertainment) that everything can fall apart and until the mother gets her act together, the little family can't work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So good I wrote to the author!! 27 July 2002
By A Customer
I found this book to be absolutely brilliant - so good that I wrote to the author to tell her so - something I have never done before and can't see me ever doing again (unless she writes another one!).
Perhaps the reason this book has made such a strong impact on me is the way in which the main character, Bella, reacted to motherhood - it totally mirrored my own experience. It was as though I had written it myself, albeit for the fact that I wouldn't have been able to tell it in such a frank, honest and meaningful way.
Carmen Reid's style of writing is definately not for the faint-hearted, but she is an absolute GENIUS and I can't wait for her next novel.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars three in a bed 8 Nov 2004
By A Customer
The subject of this book obviously stems partly from the heart and partly down to a lot of good research. The text on labour was spot on and the whole book entertaining from start to finish. Packed with female hormones from cover to cover!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly modern heroine 1 Aug 2002
By A Customer
As I am have not yet braved the world of motherhood I thought this book would be a bit full of cracked nipples for my liking. How wrong I was. Carmen's writing style is so frank and downright funny that I was sucked (pardon the pun) in from the word go. Never before have I been so eager to go to my bed early, in order to find out what the main character, Bella could possibly get up to next. Carmen may have put me off childbirth for life but with a book like this I'll forgive her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for the squeamish! 20 Jan 2003
I wouldn't normally read this type of novel, but I have finished this in less than 2 days. I've been feeling ill and this book cheered me up!
The first few chapters were quite boring to read, I didn't identify with any of the characters and there must have been at least 2 sex scenes per chapter, which were unnecessary.
I stuck with it and I'm glad that I did, as once the main character (Bella) had become pregnant the story became a lot more interesting.
A friend of mine who has 3 young boys leant me this book, perhaps she was thinking it might make me feel broody?! In fact it did the opposite, the graphic childbirth scene and description of bodily functions afterwards was enough to put anyone off! However, I'm sure this is what it is really like to be pregnant and have a young baby to look after.
As I don't normally read this type of novel I can't compare it with others, but overall it was well written and I would recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best two days reading I've ever had 12 Mar 2004
This is an extraordinary book that will keep twenty something reading! I don't read a great deal of books but I have told all the people that I know to read it as it is a great book. The author is fantastic and keeps it real and easy reading. I had to get away from work early yesterday, to get to the bookshop for the next novel. That is how good it is!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 22 Oct 2002
This book was one of the best I have read for some time - I couldn't put it down.
Being a working mother myself I could totally relate to the sharp sassy character of Bella. I laughed out loud at the portrayal of child birth, personal details of which I had conveniently forgotten.
For me this book was about underlining the fact that women can have it all but at the end of the day they have to make choices to remain sane!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, Carmen Reid is a great writer. The Annie Valentine series were my first reads by carmen but this one is also excellent, please do another book about... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Stacey
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant to read but make sure you're not pregnant.
I first started reading this book in 2003, when I was six months pregnant with my second child. The moment I reached the part about morning sickness and feeling faint all the time... Read more
Published on 13 May 2012 by B. Mulvanerty
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book....just don't read it at 8 months pregnant!!
From the moment I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down!
I have read all the Annie Valentine books... Read more
Published on 20 Jun 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I love this author, her books always made me laugh and provide good entertainment - a great holiday read!
Published on 2 Jan 2010 by R. Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Read
I just read this book last week and all i can do is sing it's praises.

The characters are deep and interesting and you feel yourself falling in to their lives. Read more
Published on 10 Feb 2009 by M. E. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Take it with a pinch of salt!
I read this book long before I had my son, and really enjoyed it, so decided to re-read it once I became a Mum to see if I would appreciate a different angle. Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2008 by Ms. D. N. Bumford
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, accurate and fun!
Having read this book for a second time whilst heavily pregnant, I would highly recommend this fabulous book to all. Read more
Published on 26 July 2007 by SilentSinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal but honest!
I thought this book was so good I read it twice! I was pregnant the first I read it and it scared the hell out of me. Read more
Published on 23 Nov 2005 by AD Clover
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC READ
I haven't read such a good book in a long time and since I am trying to get pregnant was more homed into the subject. Read more
Published on 17 Aug 2005 by "theferrit2000"
5.0 out of 5 stars simply super
I read this book in two days which is quite a task with 2 young children. I felt this book was written for me or even about me, and it made me feel less of a leper for jumping off... Read more
Published on 19 July 2004 by "nolanz4"
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