Quinn 'Q' Boothroyd is a successful young English lawyer married to the gorgeous Tom and living in New York.
She's ticked off most of the boxes on her list of Things To Do Before Hitting Thirty and her life so far has been relatively painless.
But when her doctor tells her she has to spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q is thrown into a tailspin by the idea that her social and professional life must come to a total stop.
Initially bored and frustrated, Q gradually finds herself re-examining her whole life - her marriage, relationships with family and friends, and her job.
Indeed, the inertia of bed rest has some very surprising, funny and touching results ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 10/01/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751538335
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Review by phoebesmum
A young English lawyer, married to an American and living in New York, goes for a routine scan, finds her amniotic fluid dangerously low and is confined to bed for the duration of her pregnancy. But life doesn't end there: whilst lying on her sofa she finds herself the confidante for a colleague embroiled in an affair with a married man, forced to reassess her relationships with her mother and sisters and even with her late father, and acting as legal adviser for a group of elderly tenants faced with forced eviction from their rent-controlled housing – a battle in which her husband, also a lawyer, finds himself on the other side. An easy read, with some surprising hints of depth