Having It and Eating It

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Riverhead Books, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Maggie Owen has given up her day job and resigned herself to a life of playground moms and soiled clothing—until the day she runs into Claire Masterson. Claire was the girl at school Maggie always wanted to be, and (surprise, surprise) it's as if nothing has changed. Claire still has everything—and Maggie's life, as the mother of two young boys, is utter chaos. But when it seems that Claire knows a little too much about Maggie's boyfriend, Jake, Maggie starts thinking the unthinkable, and the lengths to which she goes to uncover the truth and regain her confidence throw her life—and her relationship with Jake—for a loop.

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After having my boyfriend move in with his teenage boys and becoming engaged, I find myself attracted to books about family life and marriage. This book caught my attention with its clever cover, and ... Read full review

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In this debut novel by British journalist Durrant, Maggie is a thirtysomething Londoner who has traded in her funky job at a literary magazine to stay home with a toddler and a baby. As her pseudo ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Sabine Durrant, the author of Having It and Eating It, is a British journalist best known for "The Sabine Durrant Interview" in The Guardian. She has also worked for The Observer, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The Sunday Times.

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