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Take Mum Out by [Gibson, Fiona]
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‘Frivolous fun.’ Grazia

‘Warm, funny and poignant.’ The Daily Mail

'This comical but insightful story of motherhood, love and chaotic family life is a real charmer.' Closer

’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.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1181 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (13 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G1TJ2RG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 236 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By ElaineG TOP 100 REVIEWER on 13 Mar. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I was chuffed to bits to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway, as I have already got one of the authors' books and had a fairly good idea of what to expect and I wasn't disappointed. This is a fun, easy to read book which really made me chuckle a few times whilst reading it. I suspect it will find its way into a few beach bags this year, and deservedly so, it is perfect for a holiday read - good fun and entertaining, but a story that you don't have to puzzle over, just relax and enjoy. Alice is approaching her 40th birthday, a single parent and mother of two teenage boys, Fergus and Logan. Her three friends decide that it is time she started dating again and a plan is cooked up whereby they will each provide one single, eligible bachelor for her to date by the end of the book. Will she like any, or all of them? Will her sons put a spanner in the works? Her sons are 16 and 13, very similar ages to mine and I really identified with her in this respect. Oh the joy of opening a bedroom door and then having to brave the elements inside to decide what made that disgusting smell! And yes, even though they can be totally gross, there are times when our sons are really all the company we need.

The story flows well, it is witty, funny and entertaining, and I was kept guessing right up to nearly the end. Highly recommended for those times when you just want your reading to be fun!
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Having never previously read any of Fiona’s books, I was looking forward to discovering a new author and getting lost in her words and, getting lost in the words is exactly what happened with this book.
Take Mum Out is a laugh a minute book about single mother Alice who with two teenage sons, a job and a meringue business, has little time for a love life. When her group of friends decide they want to help Alice out and arrange three dates for her, she is hesitant but decides with her children growing up she deserves someone to spend the rest of her life with. What follows is Alice navigating the dating scene and between trips to Paris, discovering a naked bum on her thirteen year old son’s computer and a stained Liz Earle face cloth; she learns that finding love might not actually be that hard.
Alice was a fantastic protagonist and even though I couldn’t relate to her in certain ways (being a single mother, edging towards forty) I still felt as though I was able to connect with her. She was a really honest woman and I loved how she wasn’t the perfect size eight with perfect features: she was a real woman who was so refreshing and whilst she saw herself as flawed, I found her to be the faultless representation of a modern woman! The other cast were great additions and I really loved the juxtaposition between the men she meets – they all bring something different to the table and all show that loving yourself has to come before someone else loves you.
Alice’s teenage sons were well written characters and bought a myriad of new elements to the plot and perhaps some of the most laugh-inducing scenes. There is something so awkwardly funny about teenage boys in fiction!
Fiona’s writing style is well honed and I felt her mark all the way throughout the book.
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I love Fiona Gibson and she is, arguably, one of the funniest women's writers around. I was excited to see she had a new book out and eagerly downloaded it to my kindle.

This time we follow Alice, single mum and meringue extraordinaire. Her two teenage boys drive her mad but she wouldn't swap them for all the world. She has a demanding mum with high expectations (which she doesn't feel she can live up to) and some best friends who are determined to bring some love into her life. What could go wrong?

There were parts of this that had me laughing out loud. I really liked Alice and found myself really getting to know her in this book. It was so easy to read and I found myself not wanting to put it down.

I have a few Fiona Gibson's left to read and I can't wait. If you haven't read her before, give any of her books a try, you won't be disappointed!!!
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By L on 15 July 2014
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Single Mum Alice has devoted her life to bringing up her two now teenage sons. Her three best friends decide its time for her to get back out there and join the dating scene. Enjoyable read flowed well, good characters, humour and romance.
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A very funny read. I have 2 boys so it tickled me as yes that's what they are like! I loved the main character, easy to relate to, and the events were realistic but exciting enough to keep you involved. Don't want to give too much away but I certainly enjoyed the book and sure you will too if you want a chuckle and a light read!!
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Some LOL moments in here, a fab story, with believable characters, and a storyline and humour based firmly on/in reality. Despite the fact that the heroine made meringues, this book was a lot less fluffy then your average chicklit. It was a lovely change to read about meringues rather than cupcakes, and I liked the way Fiona drew parallels between the qualities of a good meringue, and the qualities you'd look for in an ideal partner. Altogether yummy :)
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I love Fiona's book and this one is another easy to read number. I do like her books based around running, being a runner myself but this one flowed well when reading and nice to know not everyone is perfect all the time but can be happy.
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