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Mum On The Run by [Gibson, Fiona]
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Review

Praise for Mum on the Run:

‘Frivolous fun.’ Grazia

‘Warm, funny and poignant.’ The Daily Mail

;’Brilliant…manages to capture family life perfectly.’ Chick Lit Reviews

About the Author

Fiona Gibson is an author and journalist. Originally from Yorkshire, she started her writing life at the age of seventeen on Jackie magazine. She is a regular contributor to Red, Sainsbury’s Magazine and the Sunday Herald, and lives with her husband and their three children in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Mum on the Run is her fifth novel and was inspired by her own horror at being forced to enter the mums’ race at school sports day.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1360 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (17 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SBBADS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 338 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,120 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The first thing I'd like to say is that despite how much I enjoyed it, Mum on the Run is a fairly typical run-of-the-mill Chick Lit novel. Yes, I managed to complete it in a day but it is fairly similar to other Chick Lit novels I've read in the past. The plot is one you see many times, after having a couple of kids (or in Laura's case, three) the main character isn't as slim as she used to be, there's a new woman on the scene catching the eye of her husband and she goes on a diet of some sort to try and win him back. Very familiar. Not to mention, the obligatory nicer man who in this case is the loveable Danny. So although the plot itself didn't grab me, and wasn't as unique as Lucky Girl, I actually did like the book. It might have been a run-of-the-mill plot but Gibson's writing style still makes it hard to put down.

The official synopsis says Laura is a heroine for the decade (or something similar) and I do agree with that, kind of. It's very hard to judge who the heroine of a decade will be before the decade is over, but I loved Laura. Right from the shambles that was sports day when she made an absolute fool of herself, I was captivated. She's definitely a character you root for, and boy was I rooting for her. It took me a while to warm to Jed, her husband, because he seemed very distant and into the new colleague of his, but I think overall he wasn't a bad person, he just let someone new and shiny take over his brain for a while. I loved Laura and Jed's kids, Finn, Grace and Toby, all three had such wonderful personalities and Gibson really excels at making her kids in her novels believable. I must admit, I kinda fell for Danny, Laura's running partner, he was just so sweet and kind and I could see why Laura was friendly with him.
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Just finished reading this book and really enjoyed doing so. It's full of amusing moments as well as many moments that I'm sure many mothers can relate to- I know I could.

Laura is a hairdresser, mother of three and wife to Jed. She humiliates herself in the school sport's day during the mums' race and realises how unfit she is. She worries that Jed has feelings for someone at work and finds herself thinking about how she could improve herself. Inspired by how embarrassed she was during sports' day she decides to take up running. Whilst doing so she meets Danny who helps her to feel confident in herself and gives her support whilst training.

I really enjoyed this book because it was full of moments I could relate to- awkward in laws, bizarre birthday presents and an energetic four year old who can sometimes make it impossible to relax at a party! As well as the amusing moments that were brilliantly written there were other, deeper parts to this book such as the lack of identity of a mother, how marriages can struggle when you're so used to a set routine that you forget to communicate and how sometimes you may think someone has a perfect life but that in reality they're struggling.

what I liked about this book is that at one point it looked like it was going to go the same way as so many chick lit books- marriage unhappy, new man comes on scene (in this case Danny) this then lead to main character having an affair... but it didn't do that and it was refreshing to see- women aren't just wooed by someone giving them time and men don't just befriend women because they are after one thing- something I find is often missing in books.

I really enjoyed reading it, it was an easy read- nothing too complex or upsetting so perfect escapism with plenty of humour that was really well written. I think it would make a great holiday read or one to just unwind with after a busy day.
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I'm not into 'Chick Lit' per se, but I am into good comedies and I was enticed into reading Mum On The Run on the premise that it was "laugh out loud funny".

I found the pace rather slow, the storyline was thin and unoriginal, and the characters were all generically what you would expect from a Chick Lit novel. But, to Fiona Gibson's credit, the writing was of a good standard and I found Mum On The Run an amusing read and on a couple of occasions even found myself sniggering out loud.

I'm sure lovers of Chick Lit will enjoy Mum On The Run. But if you are anything like me and would prefer a laugh-out-loud comedy that also has the added ingredients of an original plot, well developed characters and a somewhat faster pace (i.e. Good Omens by Gaiman & Pratchett, or The Dealer by Tony Royden), then I would suggest you look further afield.

For 99p (kindle edition) I suppose you can't go too far wrong with Mum On The Run, if nothing else, it is an amusing read.
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I hadn't heard of Fiona Gibson before, this author was highly recommended to me. I'm so glad I found this book. It's a good, easy, feel-good read. Easy to get into and follow, I really enjoyed it. So much so that I bought another book by the same author straight away ('Pedigree Mum'). It's a very 'real' story that you hear of so many times-a married woman, who is a mum, not quite as slim as she used to be, no time to spend on herself. The husband thinks the grass is greener with someone else. Despite this being a recurring theme in many books, here it's told in a way that really makes you feel for the character, really believable. Funny, and sad. I won't give away anymore of the plot, it's well worth reading to find out what happens next.
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