Mary Brown is funny, gorgeous and bonkers. She’s also about six stone overweight and can’t get into any of the dresses in Zara. Still, what does she care? She’s got a lovely new boyfriend and all is looking well…except when she accidentally gets herself in trouble at the silent auction, has to eat her lunch under the table in the pub because Ted’s workmates have spotted them, and has a young man’s testicles dangled into her face on a party boat to Amsterdam. Oh, and then there are all the issues with the hash-cakes. Besides all those things – everything’s fine…just fine!
The story is laugh-out-loud funny and will resonate with anyone who has dieted, tried to keep up with any sort of exercise programme or spent 10 minutes in a changing room trying to extricate herself from a way too-small garment that she ambitiously tried on and is now completely stuck in.
Bernice Bloom is the big, new name in comedy writing…this is the second installment of her great new series of laugh-out-loud mini books.