Don't You Want Me? is the second novel by bestselling author India Knight. Sex - there's a lot of it about. So why isn't Stella getting her fair share? Admittedly she's got a few handicaps: she's the wrong side of thirty-five and a single mum (to the adorable Honey), while her hot-blooded Frenchness turns English men pale.
Mind you, the men she meets are either perma-tanned show-offs or poorly socialized podgers.
On lot have shockingly shiny white teeth; the other lot have, well, wives.
What's a girl to do? Dividing her time between London's most PC playgroup (most popular kids' names: Ichabod and Perdita) and lessons on the art of pulling from her cheeky housemate Frank (shame he's got ginger hair everywhere), Stella is seriously starting to wonder if she'll ever have sex again. 'Miles funnier and ruder than anything else of its kind' Evening Standard 'Fabulously funny ...ace' Heat 'Delicious cleverness and funniness ...slips down as easily as strawberry souffle' Sunday Telegraph India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book.
India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/11/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241951781
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Review by AnneBrooke
I didn't enjoy this one as much as I'd hoped I would, but it was a light fun read, nonetheless. Not as wicked or as funny as it's made out to be but the romance is quite pleasant - though the mystery of who Stella ends up with is really no mystery at all. I could see it from page 1. All in all, charmingly forgettable.