The Queen of Bloody Everything

Joanna Nadin

2018 Short-listed

Big Books Awards: Must-Reads Award

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Mantle

9781509853106
416
Synopsis

And in that instant I fall in love. Not just with him, though he is the better part of it, but with them both, with the whole scene: the house, the garden, the magazine perfection of it. And I want very badly to be in this picture.

As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything.

That was the day when Dido – aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old – met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David.

The day Dido fell in love with a family completely different from her own.

Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family six year-old Dido dreamed of.

Normal.

And Dido's mother, Edie, doesn’t do normal.

In fact, as Dido has learnt the hard way, normal is the one thing Edie can never be . . .

In the media
Heartfelt . . . A wonderful example of Spangles Lit

Daily Mail

I bloody adored this perceptive, funny, unflinching novel about growing up, love, sex, mothers and everything

Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You

You’re in for a treat with this one

Red Magazine

A bittersweet delight. Perfectly captures the awkwardness and longing of those who don’t quite fit in

Sarra Manning, author of After the Last Dance and House of Secrets