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The Yorkshire Pudding Club Paperback – 5 Mar 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (5 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416525904
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416525905
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I approached this book fairly cynically, I had to admit, but it was surprisingly easy to slip into and I loved the author's fresh and quite unusual voice. I enjoyed the twists and turns of a very slick plot and the beautiful balancing of Janey and George's 'penances'. There was obvious affection in the writing for the characters and the setting, which endeared me greatly to the author (yes I'm from Yorkshire originally!), and I do look forward very much to her next offering, a chapter of which was supplied in the back. I was expecting a sequel - but was surprised with a quite different story which sounds as much, if not more, up my own personal street. A worthy first novel and one that deserves the rather 'lovely' reviews (to quote just about everyone) that I have found in the press and on the net. Well done!!!
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I confess babies and motherhood books etc don't really do it for me but I read this after a friend raved about it to me.I was as surprised as anyone to find myself reading 'just one more page' before I put it down (I got to a third of the book just 'reading one more page') What can I say about it? Refined older chick-lit. The pregnancy thing didn't get in the way for me because the real story is about friendships between characters that talk just the way I talk to my own friends - and I feel as if I would know them if I ever met them in the street (most odd!), so many lines that made me laugh out loud, storylines that made me physically sob (even odder for me as a hard old childless cynic!), an ending that sent me to bed smiling like a moron - and the first chapter of the author's second book in the back that had me searching on the net to find out when that's due out (and I couldn't find it - HELP!) A book that was a very lovely surprise to me and I would highly recommend it, a box of chocolates and a weekend with the door shut and the phone off the hook to enjoy it.
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I have noticed on other reviews that the word lovely keeps cropping up in association with this book and now I have read it, I can see why. I enjoyed the book so very much - but the ending is what will make me recommend it so heavily. I cannot remember sobbing so hard at a book in a long time. I won't spoil it by saying if they were happy tears or sad tears, but it affected me greatly.

Just lovely!!!!!!!
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This book is funny, sad, moody, hilarious,heart wrenching, loopy, thoughtful, wonderful. I don't do chick lit but the way Milly Johnson weaves a spell of both plot and character had me enthralled. Click buy it now and get this book. I wish I was from Barnsley. I can't wait for the film!
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I know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I often do. This book goes to show how wrong we can be! I would normally have never picked this book up based on the cover and even the title. This came as part of a multi-pack of 10 summer reads and after reading the favourable reviews on here, i decided to read this one first. Wow, what a book! I was hooked from the first page and loved each of the three women the book is centered around. This story feels like a great big warm hug and is absolutely perfect for cosying up on the sofa on a rainy afternoon with a big mug of tea. Milly Johnson is a big talent and I cannot wait to read her other offerings.
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This is one of those rare and wonderful books which you cannot put down once you start to read, and can't bare to finish.

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.
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`The Yorkshire Pudding Club' focuses on the lives of three South Yorkshire friends, Helen, Elizabeth and Janey. The opening of the book sees them travelling to sit on an ancient fertility symbol on hillside, to help Helen who has been trying to get pregnant. The three friends are very different, Helen, an heiress, has all the material trappings a woman could want, but is trapped in a cold, abusive marriage. Elizabeth is warm and bubbly, but emotionally withdrawn and finds it difficult to let people in, resulting in a string of unsuccessful relationships. Janey has a lovely husband and a warm marriage, she is a driven career woman and never wanted children.

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.
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