Yet again, I’ve been lucky enough to receive a copy of a book for review! Thanks again to the lovely JB at Brooks Cottage Books for including me in a fabulous blog tour! Before I bore you all with my opinion, here’s a little about the book and the author
Ever had the pleasure of collecting your children from the school playground? Even if you haven’t this is a hilarious must read.
A month by month comical tale of a young mother fighting for her place in the world against the backdrop of the Playground Mafia.
As her life unfolds and she takes us through from one amusing anecdote to another the characters come to life. There is Penelope who has a lot more going on in her life than she bargained for and Mrs Noland who has a lot less than she claims, not to mention Rupert who is a VERY busy man. With Mrs High School Musical, The International Sex God and The Frisky Pensioner, the characters are undeniably fascinating and leave you compelled to read more.
Who knew that one false move in the playground, one step in the wrong direction or smile at the wrong person could lead to such complications?
Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother. The book is a month by month comical tale of a young mother fighting for her place in the world against the backdrop of the Playground Mafia. This is a hilarious lively and entertaining first novel by Christie that every playground mother can relate to. A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother was inspired by Christie’s fascination into the everyday playground politics and dynamics of primary school mothers. With four children all at various stages in their education, daily school life and friendships have provided a lot of inspiration for this comical fictional novel. Christie was born in the North West of England in 1973 and attended school in Cheshire until she went on to have a very successful career in the Civil Service. Christie currently lives in a small village in Staffordshire with her husband and four children and lots of animals!
Whilst this book wasn’t my usual genre, I enjoyed the window into the world of Playground politics. Especially as someone who has not personally experienced it! Christie has given the readers a great glimpse into the world of School books, birthday parties and playgrounds! Even if like me, you aren’t a parent yourself, you might find this book enlightening!
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