You Be Mother

You Be Mother

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Publisher's Synopsis

EVENING STANDARD'S 'BEST FICTION BOOKS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2022'

What do you do, when you find the perfect family...
...and it's not yours?

'Rare and delightful . . . A beautifully crafted novel about female relationships. I couldn't put this book down'
Marie Claire


The only thing Abi ever wanted was a proper family. So when she falls pregnant by an Australian exchange student in London, she cannot pack up her old life in Croydon fast enough, to start all over in Sydney and make her own family.

It is not until she arrives, with three-week-old Jude in tow, that Abi realises Stu is not quite ready to be a father after all. And he is the only person she knows in this hot, dazzling, confusing city, where the job of making friends is turning out to be harder than she thought.

That is, until she meets Phyllida, her wealthy, charming, imperious older neighbour, and they become almost like mother and daughter.

If only Abi had not told Phil that teeny tiny small lie, the very first day they met...

Book information

ISBN: 9781474625029
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 433
Weight: 308g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 34mm