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The Best Things

On sale

1st April 2021

Price: £8.99

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472256249

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A big-hearted story of a family on the brink from the marvellous, much-loved Mel Giedroyc.

‘Properly funny with a brilliant cast of characters’ GRAHAM NORTON

‘A real treat. I enjoyed it HUGELY’ MARIAN KEYES

‘Funny and fresh. No soggy bottoms here’ CLARE MACKINTOSH


Sally Parker is searching for the hero inside herself.

But TBH she just wants to lie down.

Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings in one go. Her bank cards have been stopped. The kids are running wild. And now the bailiffs are at the door.

What does a woman do when the bottom suddenly falls out?

Will Sally Parker surprise everybody….most of all herself?

‘This book is a riot! Delicious in its detail’ SOPHIE KINSELLA

‘A stonking good read. Exactly like Mel herself: engaging, uproarious and gleeful’ JO BRAND

‘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

‘A warm contemporary fable bursting with colourful characters and comic energy’ DAILY MAIL



‘A well written, warm hug of a read. Something much needed in these days of doom and gloom’

‘This book is everything I would have expected from the wonderful Mel Giedroyc. Funny and touching*****’

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. *****’