Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Wives of Bath by Wendy Holden

A Tale of Yummy Mummies with flat brown tummies

Synopsis :

Four parents-to-be seem antenatally sorted, Flash Hugo and Amanda have booked a chic private clinic and royal maternity nurse. Right-on Jake and Alice want an all-natural home birth with whale music and three hugging nappies.

But nothing goes quite to plan. Amanda finds motherhood less glam than the stars make it look and disappears back to her career. Which leaves Hugo with the child and without a clue what to do. Alice has problems too. Bringing up baby to Jake’s eco-fascist standards means home-made organic everything and a recycled cardboard cot.

Will nappiness bring happiness to anybody? Not before bedhopping spouses, beastly bosses and bitchy nursery mothers have all done with dreadful worst.

Review :

This is a delightful chic lite with a focus on chic lite mums and chic lite dads and if you put the chic lite babies into the picture, it doesn’t necessary gives a perfect chic lite family. Instead, things can be really not what it seems to be.

The focus on this book is more on Hugo (instead of Amanda) and Alice (instead of Jake) and how they cope with their individual babies. It is not easy being a working father if your wife is busy chasing her career in another part of the work. Hugo found that out the difficult way. Alice realised that it is rather difficult to bring a baby up the eco-fanatic way and her baby had to make do with a bottle filled with sand as a toy as Jake has given away toys the baby received as presents to charitable organisations.

I enjoyed this book as it’s fun to read and time certainly passed quicker with a book especially in boring airport waiting lounge.

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