So today I thought I’d tempt you with the A-Z of “Diary of a Mummy Misfit” to give you a further taster of what lies within its covers.
A is for affluence. Sadly not for the main characters, Libby and Ned, but for the majority of parents they meet on their journey through the world of private education.
B is for Bazza-the-Budgie. The most loved bird in the world owned by Libby’s neighbour, Mrs Sengupta, who has a penchant for Barry Manilow.
C is for Chelsea Tractors. The mummies all own them and ‘park by braille’.
D is for Dog. He arrives unannounced and his sexuality comes under question with interesting consequences.
E is for eggs. Does Libby have one more left to make a much longed for baby?
F is for Fenella, the wonderful mummy-friend Libby makes at Prep School. Outspoken and feisty, she keeps Libby sane.
G is for gay. Nic and Rick, Libby’s best gay friends.
H is for haaandbaaag! Designer of course, unless it belongs to Libby.
I is for insecurities. Libby has many which she fights constantly.
J is for jackpot. Libby and Ned live in hope of winning the lottery to ease their troubles.
K is for kids. Some nice, some nasty - depending on the parents.
L is for Libby, the main character in the book. Desperate to fit in but always feeling she doesn’t belong.
M is for the ‘Meemies’ (it’s all about ‘Me, me, me!’). The dislikeable mums that Libby contends with daily at the school gates.
N is for Nigella Lawson, AKA ‘My God’ (MG), a regular feature in Libby’s quest to become a domestic goddess.
O is for Olga. The put-upon nanny who Libby befriends. Is she a lesbian or not?
P is for Pritesh. Mrs Sengupta’s rather attractive son, who she is hell-bent on match-making with Libby.
Q is for queasy. A condition Libby & Fenella often find themselves in after a good night out or a bad night in.
R is for recession. It hits and it hurts.
S is for stereotypes. Unashamedly featured in every shape and form and, although fictitious (of course!), you’re bound to recognise one or two from your own experience.
T is for two-faced. The mummies are rarely as they seem.
U is for uniform (school). Obviously from Harrods and at a ridiculous price.
V is for the ‘Vulgar Monied Set’. Prepare to meet them all.
W is for wedding. The campest event of the year.
X is for Xmas fair. The huge school committee job Libby & Fenella take on.
Y is for yummy mummies. Enough said!
Z is for zany. “Diary of a Mummy Misfit” is a tongue-in-cheek look at the differences between the Haves and the Have-Nots.
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Sample chapters here.