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When The Boys Are Away

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
When Meg returns to Dublin after three years trailing Simon around the globe with their toddler, Lily, and Dan, her 11 year old son from a previous relationship in tow, she realises that all her friends have moved on. And now she only has her kooky family, her sex-obsessed sister, Hattie, and Dan's flaky but dangerously gorgeous father, Sid, to rely on for help and ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published by Pan Publishing (first published November 17th 2010)
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Steph Dinning
Jun 10, 2016 Steph Dinning rated it liked it
A great book that was both entertaining and funny.
Full of many different characters and plenty going on.
The thing that sticks out for me though was everyone is so interfering and argumentative it becomes annoying.
I liked Meg to begin with but she has a useless partner in Simon who is never at home n doesn't seem to care about it too much n Meg has every reason to be upset and angry with him so she speaks out and let's him know she's angry and upset and I think good on her but then she goes and s
Mar 04, 2015 Joanne rated it really liked it

I loved this book. It's laugh out loud funny in places and made me cry in others. It's about a woman called Meg who's partner is a professional sailor. He's away a lot and she becomes friends with her next door neighbour, Tina who's husband works in London during the week, away from his family. My favourite character is Meg's sister, Hattie. Hattie is uber-confident and very, very funny. She's completely fearless and a bit of a messer when it comes to men. But she falls head over heels for a guy
Jul 05, 2011 Aileen rated it it was amazing
Meg Miller has just moved back to Dublin after spending years traipsing
around the world with Simon her partner. All of her friends have moved
on and Meg is finding things hard, although she does have her family.
Simon is a professional sailor and spends all his time flying all over
the world; they have 2 children Dan and Lilly.
Meg and her Neighbour Tina become friends and they soon begin to enjoy
life, Tina’s husband works away from home too.
Something happens and Meg and Simon separate but with
Jun 02, 2012 Amanda rated it it was ok
Chick lit - easy read wouldn't rate but another cheap buy at a book sale ands it a book you don't have to think
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really good
Nov 09, 2012 Miss rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
Average. Found the main character really annoying!
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I enjoyed the book but found the main character was a bit annoying at times. Nice easy read
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Sarah Webb has written ten bestselling novels for adults including "Always the Bridesmaid", "The Shoestring Club", and "The Memory Box", Her books have been published in many different countries including the US, Poland, Italy and Indonesia. She has also written many children"s books, has contributed short stories to several collections including "Moments", and has compiled and edited two charity ...more
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