A Mother's Guide to Husbands

A Mother's Guide to Husbands


By (author) Barbara Toner

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  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 236 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 204mm x 27mm | 412g
  • Publication date: 3 September 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340715367
  • ISBN 13: 9780340715369

Product description

'Shocking and slightly heart-breaking though it is to me, you have all reached marriageable age and it occurs to me that unless I speak up now I should forever hold my peace. I couldn't forgive myself if any of you hitched yourselves to a pig when I could, with a single pertinent observation, have put you off.' Following on from Barbara Toner's successful "A Mother's Guide to Life", this amusing and entertaining guide to husbands includes advice on honeymoons, handymen and marital fatigue, how to argue in public and keep a social life and the true meaning of Christmas. After all, marriage - and all it entails in separating from the family of one's birth to embrace a man whose family's ways may include slurping - is no mean undertaking ...

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Author information

Barbara Toner writes a weekly column based on her family life for the "Mail on Sunday"'s "You "Magazine and is also a well reviewed novelist. She lives in London with her husband and two of their three daughters.

Review quote

Praise for Barbara Toner's previous book, A Mother's Guide to Life: 'essential reading ... a handbook for any mother' -- Woman & Home 'a warm, funny outpouring of maternal advice and embarrassing anecdote [with] delicious goujons of wisdom' -- Night & Day 'It's great fun ... [Barbara Toner] writes with brusque humour and direct affection' -- Dorset Evening Echo