Having a Lovely Time, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Meet the Dobsons and the Jamiesons: two ordinary families on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Joe Dobson left his wife and kids when his young girlfriend Nina discovered she was pregnant.

Now he feels like a cliche and Nina feels like a drudge, swapping her wild nights out with friends for mild nights in wiping baby sick off the carpet.

So when Joe announces that he's booked a week's luxury holiday in Italy, Nina is thrilled - until she realises Joe's kids Saul and Tabitha are coming along for the ride.

Meanwhile Guy Jamieson is sure this will be his last family holiday; he plans to leave his wife Alice on his return.

Guy is a high-powered advertising director, and Alice - with her elasticated skirts, inedible mince suppers and unshaven legs - just doesn't fit his image.

But Alice has a secret plan of her own: to have another baby...Funny, smart and refreshingly honest, HAVING A LOVELY TIME is all about infidelity, jealousy, resentment, recriminations and, just occasionally, love.




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A novel about relationships and not quite-so-happy families. Honest and wry.

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