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  • Published: 2 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448134519
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

The Playgroup




Enter the chaotic world of The Playgroup complete with uncontrollable children, frantic mothers and teachers doing the best they can. A brilliant new novel for fans of Melissa Nathan

Puddleducks Playgroup has been run successfully for several years. Now, with an opportunity to prove herself Gemma Merryfield can't wait to take over running it in September. But the arrival of the new head of the infant school, Joe Balls soon tempers her enjoyment. Ex-banker Joe has been employed to bring the school back up to scratch, and that includes intefering with Gemma and her playgroup. Gemma adores her unruly group of children, and she can even find affection for the parents, but Joe's inteference is the last thing she needs.

Meanwhile, Nancy is in turmoil. Her only son has just started playgroup and her husband has taken a temporary posting to Vietnam. Even before he left, there hadn't been much hope of conceiving her much-wanted second child. And with Danny gone for most of the day, what on earth is she meant to do now? Does she have the strength to find herself again, and maybe make some friends along the way?

Little do any of them realise what a tumultuous term it is going to be...

  • Published: 2 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448134519
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

About the author

Janey Fraser

Janey Fraser has been a journalist for over 25 years and contributes regularly to national newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph and Woman. She has also published books under the pen name Sophie King.

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Praise for The Playgroup

A must-read for anyone who has small children or knows them. Hugely enjoyable

Katie Fforde

This has a sparkle, a lightness of touch and a deep, true charm. It is written from the heart.

Elizabeth Buchan

I read without stopping

Fay Weldon

I loved it. A terrific story and enormous fun

Judy Astley

Warmly and engagingly written and with an engaging cast of characters, The Playgroup captivated me from the very first page.

Trisha Ashley

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