Mad Cows, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The brilliant sequel to Foetal AttractionWashed up in London and trying her best to raise her new-born son alone, Madeleine Wolfe is looking forward to taking her mind off things with some retail therapy - even if her budget stretches to prunes rather than Prada.

But her day out takes an unexpected turn for the worse when she is mistakenly arrested in Harrods for shoplifting...

Detained with baby Jack in Holloway Prison's Mother and Baby Unit, there's only one man Maddy can turn to for help clearing her name: the father of her baby and ex-lover Alex.

Things have been bumpy between Maddy and Alex to say the least - there's the wife and children he omitted to mention for starters.

He's also in the middle of launching his political career and needs to protect his wholesome image.

But he won't let Maddy down when she needs him most... will he?


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The pace of the humour in this book was so frenetic it was like being assaulted. In any situation, jokes have primacy. It doesn't matter how dramatic or tragic a situation the characters find themselves in, they will always get a pun in at the very least. This is literature for people who want to have their funny bone tickled from the word go, and who don't mind a creaky overblown plot and a cast of exaggerated stereotypes. I swear there were no likeable men at all in this book, but we needn't worry about offending half the population, because the author mentioned sanitary towels in the first sentence, niftily ensuring none of them will read it anyway.I like a laugh, but this wasn't my style of humour. That doesn't make it a bad book, it's just a matter of preference. Many many people are going to be rolling around on the floor splitting their sides reading this. And even in my case, it had its moments. I loved the competitive mums at the baby group. And my favourite gag: "Maddy...couldn't think of one female who...would prefer to die rather than ask directions (which is why they now always include a token female on the space shuttle)" Oh yes, world class that one.

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