Charlene Allcott

The Single Mum's Wish List
  • The Single Mum's Wish List

  • Charlene Allcott

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    'One of the freshest, funniest, most exciting new voices I’ve read for a long time' JANE FALLON

    'Fresh and funny and REAL ... Martha really spoke to me. She will steal everyone's heart!' VERONICA HENRY

    'Beautifully written and emotionally intelligent. I rooted for Martha from the start.' Daily Mail

    Meet Martha Ross. She dreams of being a singer, but she’s been working in a call centre for far too long. She’s separating from her husband, the father of her son. And she’s moving back home to her parents’ as a single mum, toddler in tow.

    Life has thrown her a few lemons . . . but Martha intends to make a gin and tonic. It’s time to become the woman she’s always wanted to be. And at least her mum’s on hand to provide childcare – and ample motherly judgement, of course.

    Soon Martha realises that in order to find lasting love and fulfilment, she needs to find herself first . . . But her attempts at reinvention – from writing a definitive wish list of everything she wants in a new man, to half-marathons, business plans and meditation retreats – tend to go awry in the most surprising of ways . . .

    A warm, vibrant and painfully funny novel for fans of Why Mummy Drinks, Fiona Gibson and Lucy Vine.

    *Also published as The Reinvention of Martha Ross*

RELEASED 18/04/2019

Born and raised in London and now living in Brighton with her five-year-old son, Charlene Allcott works part-time with young people in a residential care home. She writes a parenting blog at http://www.moderatemum.co.uk/. THE SINGLE MUM'S WISH LIST is her first novel.