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Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims

July 28, 2017

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.

Boy Child Peter, Girl Child Jane and Daddy have exciting adventures with Mummy. Daddy likes gadgets. Peter and Jane like starting fires, trying to kill each other and driving Mummy to drink. Written from the point of view of an exhausted mummy at the end of the day, it’s honest, it’s funny, and it’s a little bit sweary.

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel at a future of people asking if she wants to come to their yoga class, and book clubs, where everyone is wearing statement scarves and they are all ‘tiddly’ after a glass of Pinot Grigio. But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’, boasting about Boy Child and Girl Child’s achievements. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering FML over and over, and then remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

To find out more about Gill Sims, visit her facebook page: Peter and Jane


Published 19th October 2017 | Hardback | 9780008237493 | RRP £12.99

If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of Why Mummy Drinks, please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to Ammara at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk.

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