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The hilarious bestseller from the author of How to Kill your Husband (and other handy household hints).

Lucy’s life was supposed to be idyllic once she and her family moved to sun-soaked Oz – but it couldn’t be more of a mess.

No sooner have they unpacked their Marmite, than Lucy catches her darling husband Jasper inflagrante. With her best friend Renee. In one double blow, she loses the two people she trusted most – and now has to fend for herself.

While Lucy battles her daughter (low self esteem is hereditary – you get it from your teenagers) and desperately tries to turn herself into an Aussie love goddess to win Jasper back, she meets Jack “Lockie” McLachlan. He’s a rugged lifeguard with plenty of experience in rescuing damsels in distress. But Lucy can do without any further complications in her life right now. The only question is, without Lockie’s kiss of life, will she sink or swim?


Lette's on top laugh-a-line form

Woman & Home

Witty...her jokes are inspired. There's a breezy, engaging lack of inhibition in her writing. Lette's fans will lap it up

Daily Mail

A real page-turner

Sunday Express

The wittiest woman in London

Evening Standard

Will have you roaring...the latest risqué romp from one of the funniest authors of our time

Look magazine

Outrageous fun

Now Magazine

A mother lode of comic material, maintaining a breath-taking pun-per-page rate

The Sunday Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 1, 2009

    Black Swan

    416 pages

    RRP $22.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    416 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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Nip 'N' Tuck
Altar Ego
Puberty Blues
Mad Cows
Foetal Attraction
The Boy Who Fell To Earth
Men: A User's Guide
Because I am a Girl


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To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Dragonfly In Amber
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Swing Time
Fifty Shades Darker
Norwegian Wood
The Lost Symbol
Ready Player One
The Light Between Oceans
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles