Kathleen Whyman

Wife Support System

Three women. Five Kids. One House

A debut novel that has been shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020, perfect for fans of "Why Mummy Drinks" and "Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life?"

Erica knows her suggestion sounds extreme, but when her nanny leaves without notice, she’s desperate...

When she and Louise to move into Polly’s enormous but run-down house, they must admit that life’s much easier when the childcare and workload is shared.

At first, communal living seems like the answer to all their prayers but resentment starts to grow as they judge each other’s parenting styles and bicker over cleaning, cooking and whose turn it is to buy toilet roll.

As one woman falls for a handsome colleague, one resorts to spying on her husband, and another fights to keep a dark secret, they need each other more than ever. But can Polly, Louise and Erica keep their friendships strong or will their perfect mumtopia fall apart?

Kathleen Whyman is an author and freelance journalist.

Her debut novel, Wife Support System, was inspired by her own feeble attempt to juggle a career with childcare, never-ending house 'stuff' and, outrageously, occasionally some time for herself. She is still struggling. Kathleen's novel Second Wife Syndrome has been shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print prize 2020.

Kathleen writes a column for Writers' Forum magazine and contributes to the Romantic Novelists' Association's magazine Romance Matters. She also wrote short stories for Jackie magazine in her teens. These were, thankfully, never printed.

Kathleen lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two daughters.
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