It's time to start thinking the unthinkable...Carrie Adams, successful television producer, mother and wife, is about to return to work.
Baby Tom has fallen in love with the new nanny; six-year-old Rebecca isn't too keen, but hopes the nanny will at least be better organised than Mummy.
Carrie meanwhile is desperate to reinvent herself from housewife to svelte career woman. Because this is what today's women do, don't they? They're smart, successful, glamorous wives and perfect part-time mothers.
They can be brilliant at work and brilliant in bed. Carrie lives by the maxim that working full-time is no problem as long as she has the right childcare, and has never doubted for a moment that this is her path in life - until reality begins to hit home.
She isn't happy, the children aren't happy, and husband Mike - until recently trying desperately to be a New Man - is now becoming more and more detached from family life.
She begins to think the unthinkable. Perhaps, just perhaps, she doesn't have to do all this...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, port.
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/06/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552998215