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Stand by Your Man - Gil McNeil

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Is it better to forgive and forget, or should you just get even? Is it possible to live in the country and not lose your mind completely? Do chickens really make good pets? And what exactly is a hardy perennial?

Alice Mayhew, part-time architect and full-time mother to Alfie, is to gardening what Alan Titchmarsh is to deep-sea fishing. So finding she's been volunteered to design a new garden for the village comes as a bit of a shock, because apart from anything else she's far too busy trying to convince Alfie that wearing green trousers doesn't make you Peter Pan, and that flying is best left to the experts.

Molly O'Brien is finding it hard enough coping with Lily (aged four and likes washing up) and Matt (aged thirty two and doesn't) before she discovers she's pregnant. And then there's Lola Barker, who causes havoc wherever she goes, and brings a whole new meaning to the word high-maintenance.

Toddlers, jelly, bad behaviour, romance and gardening tips all loom large in Gil McNeil's hilarious and heartbreaking new novel.

Stand By Your Man turns prejudices and assumptions upside down with humour and passion, telling it like it really is. Sometimes it's hard to be a woman...

About the Author

Gil McNeil has worked in advertising, the film business and publishing. Her second novel, Stand By Your Man, was published by Bloomsbury in July 2004. Her first, The Only Boy for Me, was published by Bloomsbury in 2001 and was a bestseller in paperback in 2002. It has been optioned by Greenpoint Films and is due to be screened on ITV as a two-hour drama in spring 2005. Gil McNeil lives in Kent with her son.


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This is about the 4th book I have read from this Author I have found her books to be really very funny in some places and they can be sad in others They have all been a very good read I have a group of friends young and old and we hand around our books as we finish them for the next person to read They are all looking forward to reading the next book of Gil McNeils in fact I have 2 more on order and can hardly wait for them to arrive

Manjimup Western Australia


Stand by Your Man

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'Thinking of moving to the country with your kids? Read this book instead.' Phil Hogan 'A funny and touching novel. I wish I'd written it.' Arabella Weir

ISBN: 9780747561392
ISBN-10: 0747561397
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 12th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1

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