Diary of a Suburban Lady

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Taking its cue from ‘Diary of a Provincial Lady’, E.M. Delafield’s dry-witted classic of domesticity and other vexations, ‘Are we having fun yet?’ is a comic novel about the vicissitudes of domestic life chez frantic narrator Liz Dashwood. Like Bridget Jones (the third) without the death. Like Fleabag without the glamour or the priest and in a book. Like Nina Stibbe before she thinks of it. From the deep rage of knowing where to find every single thing your husband is looking for to the joy of a friend’s longed-for pregnancy, here is the pleasurable stab of fellow feeling you get over drinks with friends. Liz records her ups and downs, including the love of a good cat (up), not being able to find a babysitter (secret up) and the question of what ‘we’ really means when it comes to fixing the dishwasher (definitely, definitely down).

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‘Utterly, utterly perfect and brilliant – I think it is, simply, a new classic, and the book every woman will be able to trust to make her happy when she picks it up’ – Caitlin Moran’Utterly wonderful … full of love. Enormously uplifting, funny and witty and wry’ – Marian Keyes’A glorious, outrageously funny retelling of E.M. Delafield’s Diary of a Provincial Lady. At once, a celebration of the joy of family life and a cry of anguish at the utter hell of it. Laugh out loud, compulsive reading’ – Nina StibbeMeet Liz: all she wants is some peace and quiet so she can read a book with her cat Henry, love of her life, by her side. But trampling all over this dream is a group of wild things also known as Liz’s family. Namely: Richard – a man, a husband, no serious rival to Henry.Thomas – their sensitive seven year old son, for whom life is a bed of pain already.Evie – five year old acrobat, gangster, anarchist, daughter. And as if her family’s demands (Where are the door keys? Are we made of plastic? Do ‘ghost poos’ really count?) weren’t enough, Liz must also contend with the madness of parents, friends, bosses, and at least one hovering nemesis. Are We Having Fun Yet? is a year with one woman as she faces all the storms of modern life (babysitters, death, threadworms) on her epic quest for that holy grail: a moment to herself.

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Weight0.432 kg
Dimensions21.8 × 14 × 3.6 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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