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Polly James

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Swansea, The United Kingdom



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Polly James was born in Wales, but currently lives in Norfolk, which gives her the perfect excuse to complain about how much she misses mountains on a daily basis. She is married and has two (supposedly) adult children.

In 2010, Polly started a comic fictional blog called "Mid-Wife Crisis", which she wrote under the pseudonym of the main character, Molly Bennett.

The blog quickly attracted a large readership and was eventually shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. The whole thing came as a massive shock to Polly and she still hasn't got over it.

“Diary of an Unsmug Married” tells Molly Bennett's story, though Polly's second novel "Would Like to Meet" features a totally different cast of characters.

Polly’s blog: http://mid-wife-crisis-blog.blogs

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Would Like to Meet

3.64 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Diary of an Unsmug Married

3.37 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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“(He was obviously even less impressed by the guinea pig thing than I realised.)”
Polly James, Diary of an Unsmug Married

“When I hear my daughter earnestly explaining oral sex to Aunty Edith – presumably unasked – I decide to see if I am able to tolerate gin again.”
Polly James, Diary of an Unsmug Married

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“It's much easier to write a solemn book than a funny book. It's harder to make people laugh than it is to make them cry. People are always on the verge of tears.”
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“I write so slowly, I could write with my own blood and not hurt myself.”
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“There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness and death.”
Fran Lebowitz, Metropolitan Life

“As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.”
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“Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.”
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message 4: by Polly

Polly James My new book, "Would Like to Meet" is out on June 30th 2016, but if you'd like to download a free sample in the meantime, you can access one here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01E58VPMO...

message 3: by Polly

Polly James Argh - I've just seen what my blog looks like when read on here- with random text all over the place, for which many apologies.

While I clearly need to improve my grasp of HTML, that may take me some time, so  – in the meantime – please note that you can also read the blog (this time in its intended format) over at http://mid-wife-crisis-blog.blogspot....

message 2: by Polly

Polly James Reading My Family and Other Animals for the umpteenth time -while wondering why Goodreads doesn't have a "re-reading" category.

message 1: by Polly

Polly James I have no idea what I'm doing at the moment, so please forgive me if I don't seem to have friended or followed you appropriately. Am not quite sure what the difference is between the two, but will endeavour to find out...and get a grip.

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