My Mother would like this book. (which isn’t always a good recommendation – she considers Mills & Boon pornography)
It’s one of those lighter hearted ‘easy read’ books for when you want something that’s not going to tax the little grey cells a tad too much. Providing of course, you can get past having it sound like Dawn French herself is reading it out to you, and give the characters the voices that they really deserve.
Result:- Take it on holiday, read it, leave it behind.
Everyone hates the perfect family. So you’ll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent:
She doesn’t understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing.
She has become entirely grey. Inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children. Dora is about to hit the big 18 . . . and about to hit anyone who annoys her, especially her precocious younger brother Peter who has a chronic Oscar Wilde fixation.
Then there’s Dad . . . who’s just, well, dad.
ATINY BIT MARVELLOUS is the story of a modern family all living in theirown separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone whohas ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we callrelations. Oh and there’s a dog. Called Poo.