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How to Be Second Best

How to Be Second Best

A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran. Three years after her husband left her, Emma is beginning to realise that her ex and his new wife mig... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781460755969
Barcode 9781460755969
Published 17 December 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Dettmann, Jessica
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ISBN-13 9781460755969
ISBN-10 1460755960
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication Date 17 December 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dettmann, Jessica
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 450g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 942558

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A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran. Three years after her husband left her, Emma is beginning to realise that her ex and his new wife might be taking her for a ride .... Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she has to try to be the best stepmother and the best ex-wife, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new man to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, How to Be Second Best is a heart-warming, funny and biting look at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best. 'Jessica Dettmann is a fine comic writer. She has an eye for the small details, irritations and inspirations of life which coupled with a truly original turn of phrase and great way with a gag makes for sparkling and heart-warming reading.' Ben Elton

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