Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.
It is Mummyâ€™s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like â€˜Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?â€™
But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who â€˜live for their childrenâ€™ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspringâ€™s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.
Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering â€˜FMLâ€™ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea sheâ€™s hadâ€¦