My Life on a Plate is the hilarious and moving first novel by bestselling author India Knight. Does secretly fantasizing about buying slut shoes and see-through tops make you a Bad Mother? What about wearing pyjama bottoms on the school run? Clare Hutt (known to herself as Jabba the) has put her foxy single days very much behind her (rather like her cellulite), and has Got Her Man. She has a nice house, adorable children who only annoy her 90 per cent of the time, a large, eccentric and charming family, and an attractive (but increasingly mysterious) husband. And she gets to have regular sex . . . well, ish. Anyway, what the hell, it's only loins . . . Everyone wants to be married - don't they? 'Made me laugh out loud. Does for divorcees what Bridget Jones's Diary did for singletons' Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph 'Brilliantly funny' Vogue 'A sharp, witty novel . . .. groundbreaking in women's fiction in that it attempts to investigate modern marriage: what it does to women, to their sex drive and their sense of self' Marie Claire 'That rare thing: the lightweight comic novel that is well written, neatly constructed and actually funny' Guardian 'A comic tour de force' Daily Telegraph India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.
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India Knight is the author of My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, The Shops and Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet. She is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
My Doris Day streak has come skipping and ginghaming its way to the fore in recent days . . . It’s what happens when your immediate family is a convoluted mass of divorce and fragmentation. At the end, deep down, you want to be the one to break the pattern . . . The Doris streak . . . makes me want to be neat and nuclear; sometimes it even makes me think that I wouldn’t mind being suburban.And, obviously, the Doris streak is often at odds with the rest of me, or at least with the parts that smoke and drink and occasionally spend a happy half-hour drying the dishes absent-mindedly while wondering what it would be like to snog strange people who really, really fancied you and were groaning with desire at the thought of kissing you. If they existed. And one knew them. Hypothetically.
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Descrizione libro Penguin UK, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0140281878
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