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Mad Cows
     

Mad Cows

by Kathy Lette, Fiona Macleod (Read by)
 

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Maddy's first day out with her newborn takes a Kafkaesque turn when she's arrested in Harrod's for shoplifting. Panicked at the thought of losing her child, Maddy convinces her friend Gillian to smuggle the baby to freedom in her handbag. Readers will find hard knocks and rude shocks in this devastatingly witty follow-up to the bestselling FOETAL ATTRACTION.

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Maddy's first day out with her newborn takes a Kafkaesque turn when she's arrested in Harrod's for shoplifting. Panicked at the thought of losing her child, Maddy convinces her friend Gillian to smuggle the baby to freedom in her handbag. Readers will find hard knocks and rude shocks in this devastatingly witty follow-up to the bestselling FOETAL ATTRACTION.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The irreverent author of Foetal Attraction returns with a raucous comic ode to the joys of motherhood, composed of equal parts male-bashing and bons mots. Framed by a thief in a London department store, Aussie Madeline Wolfe, a constipated, breast milk-sodden "mad cow" (single mother), is arrested with her one-month-old son, Jack, and sent to prison as an example of the British welfare state gone wrong. Guilty of nothing more than loving a womanizing louse, Maddy becomes embroiled in a series of misadventures that snowball from one outrageous incident to the next, from smuggling Jack out of jail in a handbag to a daring escape before a live TV audience, and stealing her son back from the clutches of an unscrupulous social worker. The victim of bad circumstances made worse by her own bad judgment, Maddy is a likable, if incessantly smart-mouthed woman with a fierce love for her offspring. She is also the only character who comes close to having "a full load of nappies" in a cast that includes Jack's father (a shallow, amoral TV star), Maddy's best friend (an oversexed upper-crust gold-digger with her own "Absolutely Fabulous" approach to motherhood) and a smattering of other half-baked (and half-witted) villains and heroes. Though the shock value of Lette's wisecracking wit is considerable (Maddy is "as culturally refined as a turd in a cocktail"), Lette's overindulgence in fresh talk becomes tiresome. But she gives new meaning to the phrase "mad cow disease" with this off-the-wall slice of maternal life that won't be found in any parenting book. $25,000 ad/promo; simultaneous Dove audio. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781743193099
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing Pty, Limited
Publication date:
04/02/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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