Stand by Your Man

Stand by Your Man

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Is it better to forgive and forget, or should you just get even? Is it possible to live in the country and not lose your mind completely? Do chickens really make good pets? And what exactly is a hardy perennial? Alice Mayhew, part-time architect and full-time mother to Alfie, is to gardening what Alan Titchmarsh is to deep-sea fishing. So finding she's been volunteered to design a new garden for the village comes as a bit of a shock, because apart from anything else she's far too busy trying to convince Alfie that wearing green trousers doesn't make you Peter Pan, and that flying is best left to the experts. Molly O'Brien is finding it hard enough coping with Lily (aged four and likes washing up) and Matt (aged thirty two and doesn't) before she discovers she's pregnant. And then there's Lola Barker, who causes havoc wherever she goes, and brings a whole new meaning to the word high-maintenance. Toddlers, jelly, bad behaviour, romance and gardening tips all loom large in Gil McNeil's hilarious and heartbreaking new novel. Stand By Your Man turns prejudices and assumptions upside down with humour and passion, telling it like it really is. Sometimes it's hard to be a womanshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 22mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747561397
  • 9780747561392
  • 589,220

Review quote

'Thinking of moving to the country with your kids? Read this book instead.' Phil Hogan 'A funny and touching novel. I wish I'd written it.' Arabella Weirshow more

About Gil McNeil

Gil McNeil is a consultant at Brunswick Arts International and works with Sarah Brown on PiggyBank Kids. She lives in Kent.show more

Rating details

266 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (73)
4 37% (99)
3 27% (72)
2 7% (19)
1 1% (3)
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