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Polly James

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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.blogspot....

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Average rating: 3.53 · 542 ratings · 108 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Would Like to Meet

3.64 avg rating — 333 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Diary of an Unsmug Married

3.35 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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I was interviewed by the radio presenter Hannah Murray recently, and we had such a laugh together, I almost forgot I was being recorded at the time. That could have proved catastrophic, but hopefully didn’t – though you can judge the outcome for yourselves when the interview is broadcast during tonight’s episode of The Book Show on Talk Radio Europe, also known as TRE.


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An English Murder by Louise Doughty
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"This novel suffers from a terrible title -- one of the worst titles ever, in fact. (According to Wikipedia, "Crazy paving is a means of hard-surfacing used outdoors, most frequently in gardens. Paving stones of irregular size and shape are laid in..." Read more of this review »
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Dance With Me by Louise Doughty
"I am totally and utterly confused! "
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"I have no idea what I`ve just read...and I`m very confused. However I have previously really enjoyed Louise Doughty`s books, so I`m blaming myself."
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This book could have been utterly brilliant, if it hadn't also been so utterly confusing, at least in parts. Sonetimes I got so completely lost that I begun to wonder if chapters had been accidentally left in (and thus repeated later on) in a hasty e ...more
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This book could have been utterly brilliant, if it hadn't also been so utterly confusing, at least in parts. Sonetimes I got so completely lost that I begun to wonder if chapters had been accidentally left in (and thus repeated later on) in a hasty e ...more
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“(He was obviously even less impressed by the guinea pig thing than I realised.)”
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“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.”
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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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