Why Mummy Swears Gill Sims

61UqWqX9WyL._AC_US218_Pub: HarperCollins

Why Mummy Swears is the much anticipated new novel from Gill Sims, author of the hilarious Why Mummy Drinks and online sensation Peter and Jane.

It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to mention time off work, Mummy is exhausted. But this is only the beginning…

After being dragged to join the school’s PTA in the new term by an annoyingly kind-spirited neighbour, Mummy is stuck with organising the Christmas Fayre and pleasing all the overly disapproving parents. In combination with getting to know her father’s surprise new glamorous (and much younger) wife, and being forced to spend more time with her narcissistic mother, life isn’t cutting her much of a break. What more could possibly happen?


Ellen’s diary is hilarious..

Covering a year from July, and the start of the school holidays, to the following July this hilarious look at motherhood, career adventures and family had me rolling with laughter.

I could write a novel with just my review and include all the times I giggled, snorted and wet myself laughing at life in this dysfunctional but very realistic household.

It is totally relatable and what I loved the most was ‘Ellen’s voice’  it’s like hearing a tale from your best friend like you do over a glass of wine.. it’s brilliant, genius and fun. Some of it was just priceless.

Gill’s humour pours from every page, word and life snippet and I couldn’t help but wonder how much of this book is down to personal experience.. I know I have encountered some of Ellen’s happenings while trying to bring up two children.

I loved the 27th December entry, I think it has to be my favourite. I chuckled and chuckled.. and will never look at a gravy jug in quite the same way again.

The swearing is mega, but you know, the warning is in the title, but this has to be one of the best books I have ever read. It reigns supreme and I highly recommend it, I think it’s going to be one of the most talked about books of the year and will be on everyone’s reading list.

It’s a complete riot.




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