The Yorkshire Pudding Club Paperback – 5 Mar 2007
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Three South Yorkshire friends, all on the cusp of 40, fall pregnant at the same time following a visit to an ancient fertility symbol.
For Helen, it's a dream come true, although her husband is not as thrilled about it as she had hoped. Not only wrestling with painful ghosts of the past, Helen has to deal with the fact that her outwardly perfect marriage is crumbling before her eyes.
For Janey, it is an unmitigated disaster as she has just been offered the career break of a life-time. And she has no idea either how it could possibly have happened, seeing as she and her ecstatic husband George were always so careful over contraception.
For Elizabeth, it is mind-numbing, because she knows people like her shouldn't have children. Damaged by her dysfunctional childhood and emotionally lost, she not only has to contend with carrying a child she doubts she can ever love, but she also has to deal with the return to her life of a man whose love she must deny herself.
Heart-warming, up-lifting, tear-jerking and lovely, THE YORKSHIRE PUDDING CLUB is the story of how three women find themselves empowered by unexpected pregnancy. How it revitalises one woman's tired marriage, strengthens another's belief in herself and brings love and warmth to a cold and empty life.
About the Author
Five-foot-tall Milly Johnson is a half Barnsley, half Glaswegian writer of greetings cards, novels and shopping lists featuring gin and buns. When not writing she is either reading, learning Italian, mixing with the Yorkshire glitterati, getting up the council's nose about a Dodworth Road Pedestrian Crossing or ironing school clothes. She lives with her two boys and a quartet of mad animals near her Mam and Dad in the middle of Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you are, or have ever been, pregnant then you will definitely identify with the ups and downs the characters go through, but it is so much more than just about pregnancy. You really care about the characters, and what happens to them in their various relationships.
I only wish there was a sequel to tell us of their experiences of dealing with their babies, toddler groups, starting school etc.
The three friends all fall pregnant within a few weeks of one another. The book follows them through the nine months of their pregnancy, up until the birth. `The Yorkshire Pudding Club' is essentially intelligent chick lit, the dialogue is snappy and humorous, and there are plot twists and character insights on a regular basis to keep the reader interested. The three characters approach pregnancy in an intrinsically different way, and I think this helps readers find an approach they can relate to.
I had heard a lot about this book, and wanted to read it for a while, although I had been under the impression it would be a bit more meaty than it turned out to be. The chapters tend to focus on one of the characters, and alternate between them.
The three main characters are well written, and I felt I could relate to their situations. Elizabeth was the most identifiable to me, she felt very warm if confused, and her personal background was well explained. I also felt Simon and George, Helen and Janey's husbands were well characterised, although Elizabeth's love interest was less so.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lovely read - a bit predictable but just a lovely lighthearted read at the end of a busy dayPublished 21 days ago by Lesley Jackson
My first Milly Johnson read. Definitely be buying others! Fantastic, it had me giggling from the beginning to the end. I couldn't put it down!Published 1 month ago by mojo
I must admit I haven't finished it yet , but I'm 3/4 through and I've really enjoyed it so farPublished 2 months ago by Caraan Cloherty
First one of Milly Johnson's books I have read, and won't be the last.
Milly is a local South Yorkshire author so I could relate really well to how the book was written. Read more
Enjoyable book, like Milly Johnsons style of writing and her humour is great. Would recommend this to anybodyPublished 2 months ago by smellienellie
Brilliant read I was sorry when I got to the last page. I found myself becoming absorbed in the book and really liked the characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer