Contains two novels 'Watermelon' and 'Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married'
It's bad enough that Claire's husband James left her the day he was at the birth of their first child - I mean, if he thought it was going to upset him that much he should have just stayed at home - but to rub salt into the episiotomy, he didn't even have the decency to leave her for someone skinny!
He's just absconded, leaving Claire with a newborn baby, a broken heart, two extra stone and an . . . er . . . birth canal ten times its normal size.
In the absence of any better offers, Claire goes home to her family. To her beautiful sister Helen, her soap-watching mother, her bewildered father. And in a story that's both hilarious and bitter-sweet, Claire gets better. A lot better. In fact so much better that when James slithers back into her life he's in for a bit of a surprise.
'Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married'
Lucy Sullivan is getting married . . . or is she?
Lucy doesn't even have a boyfriend (to be honest, Lucy isn't that lucky in love). But Mrs Nolan has read her tarot cards and predicted that Lucy will be walking up the aisle within the year.
Lucy's flatmates are appalled at the news. If Lucy leaves it could disrupt their lovely lifestyle of eating takeaways, drinking too much wine, bringing men home and never hoovering. But Lucy reassures them that she's far too busy arguing with her mother and taking care of her irresponsible father to even think about getting married.
And there's the small matter of no boyfriend. But then Lucy meets Gus, gorgeous, unreliable Gus, and she starts to wonder - could he be the future Mr Lucy Sullivan? Or could it be Chuck, the handsome American? Or Daniel, the world's biggest flirt? Or even cute Jed, the new boy at work?
Will Lucy find her soulmate?
Read this book if you want to laugh, cry and do no work for a week.