The Sunday Times Bestseller, 'Hilarious, honest, heartwarming' Mrs Hinch Louise Pentland. Chapter 3 Single Mum Life As an adult, I obviously missed having Mum in my Chapter 3 Single Mum Life.

Author: Louise Pentland

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 178870293X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 196

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The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller 'Hilarious, honest, heartwarming, like a hug from a friend, just perfect. I couldn't love this "mumoir" more' Mrs Hinch 'An honest account of becoming a woman and mother... an engaging read' Giovanna Fletcher MumLife; noun: the inescapable swirling vortex of love, guilt, joy, annoyance, laughter and boredom that makes up the life of a mum. Louise Pentland has been through a lot. From a traumatic birth with her first daughter, to single motherhood, to finding love again and having a second child, Louise's parenting journey has been full of surprises. Discussing the realities most working mums face, plus the impact of maternal mental health, Louise is on a mission to make other mums feel less alone, and very much heard. She beautifully reveals her own imperfect but perfect route to motherhood, as well as the loss of her mum so early in her life, how it shaped her and the mother she became. Reflective, uplifting and with her signature hilarious wit, MumLife will share Louise's ups and downs, reflecting on her route to motherhood and what she has learnt along the way. This is the honest truth, from someone who's been there and experienced it all. ***** For each book sold Bonnier Books UK shall donate 1% of net receipts and Louise Pentland shall donate 100% of her royalties to the NSPCC.


... Musings on (the Truth about) Motherhood Paula Kuka. Mumlife WITTY AND PRETTY MUSINGS ON the Truth A BOUT MOTHERHOOD PA U LA K U K A TILLER PRESS LONDON TORONTO SYDNEY NEW DELHI NEW YORK TILLER PRESS 7 An Imprint of Simon & Schuster ,

Author: Paula Kuka

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982155345

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 948

Viral Instagram sensation @Common_Wild offers a witty, empathic, and beautifully illustrated look at the roller coaster ride that is modern motherhood. Being a mom is hard—anywhere in the world. From early mornings and sleepless nights to temper tantrums and meddling in-laws, it’s a daily feat of strength that can reduce even the most confident woman to a bundle of nerves. Luckily, today’s moms have @Common_Wild, the popular Instagram account run by Australian artist Paula Kuka, who channels that heady stew of anxiety and love in a series of warm, funny cartoons that are eagerly shared by women around the world. Kuka features moments instantly recognizable to any parent, like cooking an elaborate meal only to have it swept to the floor by a picky toddler, or dragging strollers home from the playground in the rain. She also winks at the societal expectations that ask women to do it all, including “taking care of themselves,” with a smile. But most importantly, she highlights the huge love that underpins the journey of parenthood, and the sometimes-surprising things you learn about yourself while watching your children grow up.

Poems for My Dad

Life for Mum Life for Mum Life for Mum Life for Mum Life for Mum Malcolm has an awful cold And Ross, he has it too I look at them in despair What am I to do? I give them lots of tonics I rub their runny noses Tell them to open wide And ...

Author: Sylvia Harries

Publisher: PublishAmerica LLLP

ISBN: 1413799256

Category: Poetry

Page: 106

View: 395

I was always "Daddy's Girl," and I missed him so much when he went away on his many trips with the British Merchant Navy. As I grew up, our close bond continued. While he was away I started writing him wee poems, letting him know what was happening in my life. On a recent visit with him, almost 30 years later, he went upstairs and returned with a bundle of papers in his hands. When he handed it to me, I saw the poems I had sent to him all those years before. He said he would like me to have them. I know these poems aren't the workings of a great laureate. They are just a window into my life as it was nearly 30 years ago, a little effort to let my dad know that he was always in my thoughts even though he was so far away.

Love at First Fight

'Eh?' 'I want you to swear on Mum's life that you didn't sleep with Joanna while you were with Hattie. On Mum's life, Cal, so I know you mean it.' 'What the hell did Bridie say to you?' 'Just swear, if you're really telling me the truth ...

Author: Mary Jayne Baker

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 180024164X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 493

Love-cynic Bridie Morgan is holding a last hurrah to the 'dating' stage of her life; she's going on twenty dates in twenty days. An enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy, Love at First Fight is a modern retelling of Much Ado About Nothing.

Lies Sleeping

'Swear on your mum's life.' 'Not my mum's life.' 'Yes, on your mum's life.' 'I swear on Mum's life I won't tell nobody,' I said. 'I don't think Walbrook comes from my mum at all,' said Beverley. 'I think she's way older than that.

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473207843

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 718

Book 7 in the Rivers of London series, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch. In London, the past is never dead. It only lies sleeping... Martin Chorley - aka the Faceless Man - wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees. To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague - Lesley May - who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch... Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever' THE SUN 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round irresistible novels.

Time After Time

LOUISE PENTLAND is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Wilde novels trilogy and non-fiction book MumLife. She's the number one parenting vlogger in the UK, with 9 million combined followers across her social platforms.

Author: Louise Pentland

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 1838774106

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 719

Number one bestselling author Louise Pentland is back with her brand new novel that will make you laugh, make you cry and thoroughly charm you! Sometimes you have to go back, to move forwards. Tabby is stuck. She still lives in the small town she grew up in . . . the town she's barely ever left. So, when her dad drops a bombshell over their weekly Sunday dinner, Tabby takes a look at her own life. She lives firmly in her comfort zone and doesn't know how to break out. Sometimes she wishes she could go back and start all over again. When she meets Bea, a free spirit like no one else she's ever known with an 'interesting' sense of style, Tabby quickly befriends her, recognising in Bea the change she's been craving. But soon it becomes clear that more has changed than her new friend. Somehow Tabby has been transported back to the 1980s. With the chance to reinvent herself in another time, will Tabby finally manage to move forward?

Lights For The Path

In his interview for the Griefcast podcast, the musician and cricket writer Felix White, who was 17 when his mum died of multiple sclerosis, remembers coming back elated from an Oasis concert during the final days of his mum's life.


Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281083576

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 829

Madeleine was nine when she first realised that people could die; she was reading a book where the character lost a parent. Little did she know then that her own mother would die just three years later, changing her world forever. Over 20 years later, she can still remember the loneliness that surrounded her. It’s what prompted her to write this book: a guide for coping with the loss of a loved one. Bringing together stories of loss, advice from doctors, counsellors, authors and others as well as Madeleine’s own experience, this book offers practical tips and incredible comfort, telling readers everywhere: you are not alone, and you will find your way.

We Are The Beaker Girls

'Swear on your mum's life!' I swallowed. This was getting really scary. 'I swear,' I said, adding inside my head, But not on Mum's life. 'Say the whole thing. I swear on my mum's life not to tell anyone about Jordan. Go on, repeat it.

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1787620530

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 240

Tracy Beaker is back! Watch The Beaker Girls, the brand-new series on CBBC! Jacqueline Wilson's FUNNIEST, FIERCEST and most BELOVED new heroine JESS BEAKER returns for another AMAZING ADVENTURE. Jess and Tracy Beaker have found happiness in The Dumping Ground. Not that Dumping Ground- the children's home that Tracy grew up in- but a seaside antique shop full of treasures, along with Flo, the owner, and Alfie, their dog. Jess is looking for a fantastic new boyfriend for her mum (mostly because Tracy's awful ex Sean is back on the scene). But Jess has bigger problems of her own. She's being picked on by a local kid who's got it in for her. But when Jess uncovers the truth about her new enemy, it means big changes for the Beaker Girls... *The SEQUEL to the award-winning MY MUM TRACY BEAKER* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Praise for Tracy Beaker: 'Wilson can still step effortlessly into the mind of a nine year old, and her chatty prose will sweep you along' - The Daily Telegraph 'This warm-hearted story about the importance of family and friends is classic Jacqueline Wilson' - First News '[A] cosy woolly jumper of a book about wish fulfilment and its alternatives' - The Observer

Moon Over Soho

“You promise on your mum's life,” she said. I hesitated and she squeezed my hand as hard as she could. “On your mum's life,” she said. “I don't swear on my mum's life,” I said. “Okay,” she said. “But a deal's a deal—right?

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345524608

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 590

BODY AND SOUL The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body—a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural. Body and soul—they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace—one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant—otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad.

The Lightkeeper s Wife

Gary presents an excellent eulogy summarising Mum's life, especially her bond with Bruny Island. His observations on Mum and Dad are astute and it's a surprise to realise that he has understood them and known them better than me, ...

Author: Karen Viggers

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925576051

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 804

Elderly and in poor health, Mary has lived in Hobart a long time. But when a letter is delivered to her house by someone she hoped never to see again, she knows she must return to Bruny Island to live out her last days with only her regrets and memories for company. Years before, her husband was the lighthouse keeper on Bruny and she raised her family on the windswept island, until terrible circumstances forced them back to civilisation. Now, the secret that has haunted her for decades threatens to break free and she is desperate to banish it before her time is up. But secrets have a life of their own and, as Mary relives the events of her life, she realises her power over the future may be limited. Back in Hobart, Mary's adult children are respectively outraged, non-committal and sympathetic about her escape from their care. But no amount of coaxing will shake her resolve. Her youngest son Tom loves Bruny, and can understand her connection to that wild island, a place of solitude, healing and redemption for them both. As Mary's secret threatens to tear her apart, both she and Tom must face their pasts in ways they couldn't even begin to imagine. Mary finds that the script she's written to the end of her life has taken a few twists of its own.