My Life on a Plate

My Life on a Plate

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By (author) India Knight

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 18mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 3 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241951798
  • ISBN 13: 9780241951798
  • Sales rank: 257,846

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"My Life on a Plate" is the hilarious and moving first novel by bestselling author India Knight. Does secretly fantasizing about buying slut shoes and see-through tops make you a Bad Mother? What about wearing pyjama bottoms on the school run? Clare Hutt (known to herself as Jabba the) has put her foxy single days very much behind her (rather like her cellulite), and has Got Her Man. She has a nice house, adorable children who only annoy her 90 per cent of the time, a large, eccentric and charming family, and an attractive (but increasingly mysterious) husband. And she gets to have regular sex ...well, ish. Anyway, what the hell, it's only loins...Everyone wants to be married - don't they? "Made me laugh out loud. Does for divorcees what "Bridget Jones' Diary" did for singletons". (Lynn Barber, "Daily Telegraph"). "Brilliantly funny". ("Vogue"). "A sharp, witty novel ...groundbreaking in women's fiction in that it attempts to investigate modern marriage: what it does to women, to their sex drive and their sense of self". ("Marie Claire"). "That rare thing: the lightweight comic novel that is well written, neatly constructed and actually funny". ("Guardian"). "A comic tour de force". ("Daily Telegraph"). India Knight is the author of four novels: "My Life on a Plate", "Don't You Want Me", "Comfort and Joy" and "Mutton". Her non-fiction books include "The Shops", the bestselling diet book "Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet", the accompanying bestselling cookbook "Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook" and "The Thrift Book". India is a columnist for the "Sunday Times" and lives in London with her three children.

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India Knight is the author of three novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me? and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.

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A wickedly funny and painfully honest comic novel. It's a triumph -- Sue Townsend Made me laugh out loud. Does for divorcees what Bridget Jones's Diary did for singletons -- Lynn Barber Daily Telegraph The funniest novel of the year. A brilliant take on modern matrimony Evening Standard A sharp, witty novel...groundbreaking in women's fiction in that it attempts to investigate modern marriage: what it does to women, to their sex drive and their sense of self Marie Claire Brilliantly funny Vogue A comic tour de force Daily Telegraph That rare thing: the lightweight comic novel that is well written, neatly constructed and actually funny Guardian Clara is a thoroughly engaging, modern heroine who never descends into head-clutching cuteness. If India Knight doesn't produce a sequel, sharpish, she needs her head examined The Times