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A fun romantic comedy with serious undertones from this well-loved author.

Amelia Bradlow seems to have everything she needs to be happy – a handsome husband, a beautiful home, money, good looks and a glamour job. Everything, that is, except the thing she wants most – a baby.

Ed, her husband, is funny, affectionate and sophisticated by simply not interested in parenthood. He likes his life neat and tidy. And he likes having a wife who attends solely to his needs.

As she approaches 37, Amelia is faced with a life-changing decision, aided and abetted by Kiki, her hopelessly disorganised but ridiculously rich friend. Should Amelia stay in her nearly happy marriage, or expose herself to the vagaries of a single life and the distant possibility of meeting someone who wants to start a family?
'Alderson's sensibility and wit make for clever chick-lit' Vogue Entertaining + Travel

'Brimming with wit and wisdom. A delightful read.' Courier-Mail

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143009658

    August 31, 2009

    Penguin

    382 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook

    9781742281995

    August 31, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    388 pages

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Also by Maggie Alderson

Evangeline, the Wish Keeper's Helper
Everything Changes But You
The GoMo Short Story
Evangeline Wish Keeper's Helper
Style Notes
Shall We Dance?
Gravity Sucks
Cents And Sensibility
Handbags And Gladrags
Pants On Fire
Mad About The Boy
Handbag Heaven
Shoe Money

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The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golden House
The Bear and The Nightingale
Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
Breath
On Chesil Beach
Animal Farm
The Light Between Oceans
Sanctuary
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles