Homing Instinct

Homing Instinct

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It's time to start thinking the unthinkable...Carrie Adams, successful television producer, mother and wife, is about to return to work. Baby Tom has fallen in love with the new nanny; six-year-old Rebecca isn't too keen, but hopes the nanny will at least be better organised than Mummy. Carrie meanwhile is desperate to reinvent herself from housewife to svelte career woman. Because this is what today's women do, don't they? They're smart, successful, glamorous wives and perfect part-time mothers. They can be brilliant at work and brilliant in bed. Carrie lives by the maxim that working full-time is no problem as long as she has the right childcare, and has never doubted for a moment that this is her path in life - until reality begins to hit home. She isn't happy, the children aren't happy, and husband Mike - until recently trying desperately to be a New Man - is now becoming more and more detached from family life. She begins to think the unthinkable. Perhaps, just perhaps, she doesn't have to do all this...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552998214
  • 9780552998215
  • 1,459,830

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"'A brilliantly funny read'" Woman's Realm "'Ruthlessly and hilariously frank'" New Woman "'A fabulous, funny novel...This wonderful book is essential reading for mothers trying to do it all'" Daily Mailshow more

About Diana Appleyard

Diana Appleyard is a writer, broadcaster and freelance journalist for a number of national newspapers and magazines. She worked for the BBC as an Education Correspondent, before deciding to give up her full-time job to work from home, a decision which formed the basis for her first novel, Homing Instinct. She lives with her husband Ross and their two young daughters in an Oxfordshire farmhouse. Homing Instinct, A Class Apart, Out of Love and her most recent novel, Every Good Woman Deserves a Lover are all published by Black Swan.show more

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"'Ruthlessly and hilariously frank'"show more

Back cover copy

It's time to start thinking the unthinkable... Carrie Adams, successful television producer, mother and wife, is about to return to work. Baby Tom has fallen in love with the new nanny; six-year-old Rebecca isn't too keen, but hopes the nanny will at least be better organised than Mummy. Carrie meanwhile is desperate to reinvent herself from housewife to svelte career woman. Because this is what today's women do, don't they? They're smart, successful, glamorous wives and perfect part-time mothers. They can be brilliant at work and brilliant in bed. Carrie lives by the maxim that working full-time is no problem as long as she has the right childcare, and has never doubted for a moment that this is her path in life - until reality begins to hit home. She isn't happy, the children aren't happy, and husband Mike -until recently trying desperately to be a New Man - is now becoming more and more detached from family life. She begins to think the unthinkable. Perhaps, just perhaps, she doesn't have to do all this...show more

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30 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 13% (4)
4 30% (9)
3 47% (14)
2 7% (2)
1 3% (1)
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