Why Mummy Swears
The hilarious second novel, and Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller, from author of the smash hit Why Mummy Drinks.
Welcome to Mummy’s world…
The Boy Child Peter is connected to his iPad by an umbilical cord, The Girl Child Jane is desperate to make her fortune as an Instagram lifestyle influencer, while Daddy is constantly off on exotic business trips…
Mummy’s marriage is feeling t
As a parent myself I've encountered many similarities in this wonderfully funny story - the days out to national trust places thinking you're doing the correct and intelligent thing to secretly disposing of end of year school work desperate not to be discovered. The p ...more
If you find yourself needing a bit of light relief from worthy heavyweight literature, then you can do no worse than to indulge your guilty-secret craving with something wickedly funny and undemanding like this follow-up ...more
Covering a year from July, and the start of the school holidays, to the following July this hilarious look at motherhood, career adventures and family had me rolling with laughter.
I could write a novel with just my review and include all the times I giggled, snorted and wet myself laughing at life in this dysfunctional but very realistic household.
It is totally relatable and what I loved the most was 'Ellen's voice' it's like hearing a tale from your best friend like ...more
Ellen is such a great main character to spend time with. She is just down to ear ...more
(copy from the author via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)
Why Mummy Drinks was hilarious and I couldn’t wait to read this. I’m so glad I did. I’m not a parent but I found so many things in this book made me laugh out loud. This book is great fun from start to finish. I was enchanted by it. I loved the part where the family have lunch in a self-catering café which is a hilarious nightmare because each person has their own menu quirk. This was a pleasure ...more
While I admit the book started quite well - fast paced, with humorous moments where I thought 'me too', it quickly deteriorated. The continuous manic speed makes for a crude and abrasive read, and the constant barrage of sentences written in capitals, poor punct ...more
Pages - 368
Publisher - Harper Collins
Source - Review copy
Blurb from Goodreads
Why Mummy Swears is the much anticipated new novel from Gill Sims, author of the hilarious Why Mummy Drinks and online sensation Peter and Jane.
It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports c ...more
I was given this as a Christmas present; I truly thought I’d managed to conceal my effing and blinding to behind closed doors at home.
I enjoyed this one; it’s very British, so I’m not sure that some of the gags will translate well for readers across the pond.
It’s actually the follow up book to the very popular ‘Why mummy drinks’. As it was a gift I read this one anyway, but feel that the better stories were *probably* used up in the first one.
I really do enjoy r ...more
I have to admit that I am a little passed the stage of life that Ellen is doing battle with, but that didn’t matter, as it brought back many memories of what life was like way back then. All that juggling; famil ...more
Another funny book from the author. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy.
Laugh of loud, amazingly funny book.
I would rate this book Eleventy Billion stars if I could.
Please tell me there is more to come, this can not be the end of Ellen and her fun and frollicks.
But now Ellen has j ...more
My son is now an adult, but I can still clearly remember going through some of the situations that ‘Mummy’ went through with Peter and Jane and, quite a few times, I found myself saying, “Yes! I know!” at something familiar.
Gill has a wonderful way with words, along with a great wit, and the combination produces a fabulous, addictive read ...more
Why Mummy Swears is the story of Ellen, her husband Simon and their two "precious moppet ...more
The book ...more