The Best Things
The joyous Sunday Times bestseller to hug your heart
by Mel Giedroyc
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 1 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 4 Jan 2022
Headline, Headline Review
ENJOY THIS WARM HUG OF A READ FROM BELOVED NATIONAL TREASURE AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MEL GIEDROYC
'I enjoyed it HUGELY. A real treat' MARIAN KEYES
'A brilliant cast of characters and properly funny!' GRAHAM NORTON
'Exactly like Mel herself: engaging, uproarious and gleeful. A stonking good read' JO BRAND
A big-hearted story of a family on the brink and a mother scrambling to hold everyone up.
Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself.
All she wants to do is lie down.
Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings, in one fell swoop. Their bank cards are being declined. The children are running wild. And now the bailiffs are at the door.
What does an ordinary woman do when the bottom falls out?
Sally Parker is about to surprise everybody.
Most of all herself.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COMEDY WOMEN IN PRINT PRIZE 2021
'A warm contemporary fable bursting with colourful characters and comic energy' DAILY MAIL
'This book is a riot! Delicious in its detail' SOPHIE KINSELLA
'Funny and fresh. No soggy bottoms here' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'A warm, honest and humorous look at a family and what really matters in life. Brimming with hilarious scenes, it is also a redemptive book, and one of hope' WOMAN & HOME
'Wonderfully warm and uplifting, full of unforgettable characters and so much heart' RICHARD ROPER
REAL READERS ADORE THE BEST THINGS...
'This book is everything I would have expected from the wonderful Mel Giedroyc. Funny and touching*****'
'A well written, warm hug of a read. Something much needed in these days of doom and gloom'
'I could hear Mel reading this book! Terrific characters. Very entertaining *****'
'A lovely, warm cuddle of a book'
'One of the best things I've read this year. Please read it *****'
'I felt like Mel was reading this into my ear. I was left with the warm fuzzys at the end****'
'Would make a brilliant film or sitcom. The Parker family are a chaotic, loveable bunch'
'I zipped through it with many an accompanying titter, the occasional chortle and the odd unladylike snort. A nice piece of escapism, so needed at this time ****'
'Warm, interesting, clever and funny, as well as poignant at times. A brave heroine, a cast of strong characters and a page-turner of a story *****'
'Glorious storytelling, this is a rich comedic feast of domesticity. Excellent characters. Kept me gripped throughout. *****'