The Wives of Bath

The Wives of Bath

Book - 2005
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From the bestselling author of Azur Like it and Farm Fatale comes a domestic comedy set in the world of coupledom and new parenthood.

Bath, England - the swanky town once home to ancient Roman spas and Jane Austen heroines - is the setting for Wendy Holden's brilliant novel. Birthing class brings together two sets of expectant parents who couldn't be more different. Huge and his spoiled wife Amanda plan to throw money at the problem of parenthood, making use of private hospitals and nurses, while environmentally friendly Jake and Alice have arranged a home delivery complete with birthing pool and whale music.

But even after their babies are born, these seemingly disparate couples can't escape each other. When Amanda decides she's not cut out for motherhood and Huge must look elsewhere for a sympathetic ear, the couples are inextricably drawn together once again, resulting in hilarious social comedy, as only Wendy Holden can write it.

"Wendy Holden is [a] superstar." -- Evening Standard (London)
Publisher: New York : Plume, c2005
ISBN: 9780452285897
Branch Call Number: F Hol


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Sep 12, 2017

The first half of the book kept me chuckling, the characters and their behaviours were obviously exaggerated but that is what msde it so comical. It should maybe be a compulsory read for young couples romanticizing parenthood. The ending was a bit weak and rather unbelievable but all in all a good read.


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