Wife Support System (Kathleen Whyman)
'I really can't recommend it enough... a fabulous book which you need to read immediately!' Reader Review
We've got the balance all wrong. Instead of living with our partners, struggling to do everything by ourselves and only seeing each other now and then, we should do it the other way round. We should live together and see them now and then.
Erica knows her suggestion sounds extreme, but when her nanny leaves without notice, she's extremely desperate. Polly and Louise aren't convinced, but when circumstances force them to move into Polly's enormous but run-down house, they have to admit that life's much easier when the childcare and workload is shared.
At first, communal living seems like the answer to all their prayers - childcare on tap, rotas for cleaning, and someone always available to cook dinner (no more last-minute pizza delivery!). But over time, resentment starts to grow as they judge each other's parenting styles and bicker over cleaning, cooking and whose turn it is to buy toilet rolls.
And as one woman has her head turned by a handsome colleague, one resorts to spying on her husband and another fights to keep a dark secret, they need each other more than ever. But can Polly, Louise and Erica keep their friendship and relationships strong? Or will their perfect mumtopia fall apart?
Essential reading for anyone fed up with never-ending housework/homeschooling/preparing healthy meals that their kids reject ... Fans of Why Mummy Drinks, Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life? and Beth O'Leary won't want to miss this one!
'a laugh-out-loud emotional rollercoaster with friendship at its wonderful core' Zoe Folbigg, bestselling author of The Note
'I raced through Wife Support System. It's pacey, well-written, funny, heartwarming and lovely. I really enjoyed it.' Lucy Vine, author of Hot Mess