The Bad Mother's Handbook
My first novel, The Bad Mother’s Handbook, tells the story of a year in the life of one family.
The Bad Mother’s Handbook was Picador’s lead fiction title for 2004 and quickly became a number 1 best-seller, reprinted after just two weeks. It has since been translated into twenty two languages.
In March 2004 Radio 4 broadcast the story in ten episodes as a Book at Bedtime, with Lesley Sharp, Anne Rye and Fiona Clarke taking the roles of Karen, Nan and Charlotte. For those who enjoy listening to stories, there is an abridged version on CD by Pan Macmillan.
In 2007, The Bad Mother’s Handbook was broadcast as an ITV Drama starring Catherine Tate, Anne Reid, Rob Pattinson, Holliday Grainger, Steve Pemberton and Steve John Shepherd. You can still catch the film on DVD.