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Bad Mothers United Paperback – 28 Feb 2013

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Paperback Original edition (28 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849837937
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849837934
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 399,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Kate Long is the author of The Bad Mother's Handbook, Swallowing Grandma, Queen Mum, The Daughter Game, Mothers and Daughters. She was born and raised in Lancashire and lives with her husband and two sons in Shropshire. Visit her website www.katelongbooks.com

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I never thought I'd find a writer to equal the sheer tenderness and instinctive wisdom of the late, great Janet Mc Neill and Brian Moore, but in Kate Long I have found a new champion.

A delightful return to the story of devoted mother and part-time teaching assistant Karen, and devoted mother and university student Charlotte. This time round Karen has a mild crush on new neighbour Eric and has taken in her late neighbour's cat Pringle. She's mourning the passing of her adoptive mother Nan and half-heartedly fending off the advances of her ex-husband Steve. Karen's daughter Charlotte is in love with super-sensitive Daniel but also charmed by laddish flatmate Walshy and sophisticated tutor Martin. Throw in a serious motorbike accident, the appearance of a nightmare birth mother, and the logistics of caring for Charlotte's beloved son Will, and you've got a gorgeous read, packed with high emotion and even higher drama.

I always wonder why Kate Long's novels are given such pretty covers when her writing is so very, very grown-up. If anyone out there hasn't yet picked up a Kate Long novel, you don't know what you're missing. And you don't have to be a Northerner to appreciate the trials and tribulations Karen and Charlotte endure on their path to self-improvement.

Kate's on Twitter and always replies to messages of thanks and support. An outstanding writer, and a lovely lady too.
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I loved this follow up to The Bad Mother's Handbook and was thrilled to be reunited with Charlotte, Karen and Nan in Bad Mothers United. Kate Long is funny, poignant, sharp and intelligent. Full of charm and an easily accessible style that belies much wisdom. I loved this story which was always believable and reminds you of the importance of family in your life - and family are those around you that care and support you. Brilliant!
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I read Kate Long's first book, The Bad Mother's Handbook, a few years ago and have been a big fan ever since. I've always looked forward to her new releases and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. I was really pleased when I heard there was to be a sequel to The Bad Mother's Handbook, the characters were so well drawn, so very real, I'd laughed, cried and cringed with them throughout the first book and was really looking forward to finding out what had happened to them in the following years; how they'd moved on. And now I have done, what did I think? Fantastic. Bad Mothers United is a thoroughly satisfying sequel and I've loved every word; relished, in fact. Laughed, cried and cringed all over again. It really was like catching up with old friends. Not that you'd need to have met them before to enjoy this book, anything you need to know about their past is very subtly woven through the story. Very clever. But clever is what I've come to expect of Kate Long over the years, she really does know how to tell a story.
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I have loved all kates books she holds you from the first page, her sence of humour and allways a twist to the story that serprises and delights you I have looved them all. The bad mothers handbook was so what any one of us could relate too i felt part of my life was in it as i am sure thousands did and the t v drama was very good so i am delighted a sequel has been wrote, and guess what it is fabulous i was gripped and a great ending. most of the other revews tells the story line so i will just say read it you wont be dissapointed,i hope they do another tv drammer it would be great to seethem both, well done kate.
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I really enjoyed The Bad Mother's Handbook, so had this one on pre-order. And I wasn't disappointed.

Bad Mothers United follows the next chapter in the lives of Karen and Charlotte, with Charlotte struggling with her emotions as she juggles motherhood with her scholarly pursuits. Karen, in the meantime, seems to have bitten off more than she can chew as she takes on more than she can sensibly manage.

Painful lessons are learned about family, love and what really is important in life.

Often funny, sometimes heartrendingly sad but always warm, empathetic and entertaining.

I would recommend that you read The Bad Mother's Handbook first if you haven't done so already. In fact, I'd recommend that you buy both (The Bad Mother's Handbook and Bad Mothers United) and read them one after the other!
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Kate Long's sequel to 'The Bad Mother's Handbook' takes place two or so years later. Nan has died, and Karen (who did not pursue a teacher training course) is nursing her grief, while trying to look after Charlotte's young son Will (now a lively toddler) during termtime while Charlotte is studying English at the University of Central Yorkshire. Charlotte is missing Will desperately, but knows that a degree is the only way that she can provide for her son well in the long term. Her divided feelings mean that she's often rude and abrupt with her boyfriend Daniel - Daniel's mother's frosty behaviour to her doesn't help. Daniel, meanwhile, is beginning after several years of helping Charlotte to feel taken for granted. So's Karen, who's beginning to long for a man to help her. Can brooding single dad Eric who's just moved next door help? What about Karen's ex-husband Steve - is there any chance that passion could re-awaken? As Karen and Charlotte muddle onward it becomes apparent that their discontent might have some serious consequences - unless they can actually start talking seriously to each other and face up to their feelings.

For about the first eighty pages I felt this was the sort of book that showed that sequels were a mistake. It's a longer, slightly more rambling novel than 'The Bad Mother's Handbook' and takes a while to get going.
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