The Bad Mother's Handbook

  • by Kate Long
  • Narrated by Phyllida Nash
  • 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The number one bestseller - now a prime-time TV special starring Catherine Tate.Kate Long presents a tale of three generations of women, grandmother, mother, and daughter, as told from their separate perspectives, illustrating the complex relationships between them.


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Customer Reviews

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Sensitive and Hilarious

This is a excellent novel, in which the author shows incredible insight into contemporary life through the eyes of three different generations of women, occasionally enriched with nostalgia.
The text is at times painfully true, often very funny, with the odd dash of irony for good measure.
The actress does a fantastic job of reading it, and reads each character in a distinct way and is quite simply, brilliant (in the words of the youngest woman Charlotte)
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- Tracy

Don't be fooled by the title !

This is a serious book - filled with fun and laughs as well as bitchiness -

about life, adoption, love, abortion, divorce, dementia, reconciliation, death...

As I started to read I thought what a load of tosh - this is for kids - then I hit

gold and never looked back. It is about kids, and mothers, and grandmothers

and families, The narrative is in three voices - Karen(mum) Charotte (teenager)

and Nan (Gran). And Kate Long is a wonderful writer - great fun and eloquent.

Listen carefully so you know who is speaking. It's important.
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- Christine lee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios