The Bad Mother's Handbook

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0120040322

1997: Bank Top, Bolton.

And three generations of women share a home that's too small to accommodate their needs, their aspirations and their secrets - without the odd disaster.

Kate Long's unsentimental look at motherhood is witty, wise, poignant - and close to the bone.

  • harlotte....Fiona Clarke
  • karen....Lesley Sharp
  • nan....Ann Rye

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    1997: Bank Top, Bolton.

    And three generations of women share a home that's too small to accommodate their needs, their aspirations and their secrets - without the odd disaster.

    Kate Long's unsentimental look at motherhood is witty, wise, poignant - and close to the bone.

  • harlotte....Fiona Clarke
  • karen....Lesley Sharp
  • nan....Ann Rye

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    Mother-hood under the microscope is not always a pretty sight.

    Today Charlotte goes in search of some answers, only to discover a mystery under her nose.

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    Mother-hood under the microscope is not always a pretty sight.

    Today Charlotte goes in search of some answers, only to discover a mystery under her nose.

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    As Karen grapples with the discovery that Nan is not her real mother, Charlotte has worries of her own.

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    As Karen grapples with the discovery that Nan is not her real mother, Charlotte has worries of her own.

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    Charlotte's worst fears are confirmed.

    At least her mother hasn't guessed yet.

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    Charlotte's worst fears are confirmed.

    At least her mother hasn't guessed yet.

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    History is repeating itself.

    Karen discovers that Charlotte has been hiding and she isn't very happy.

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    History is repeating itself.

    Karen discovers that Charlotte has been hiding and she isn't very happy.

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    And in Bank Top, things are getting serious as Steve (Charlotte's dad and Karen's ex) makes his first appearance as an unlikely knight in shining armour.

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    And in Bank Top, things are getting serious as Steve (Charlotte's dad and Karen's ex) makes his first appearance as an unlikely knight in shining armour.

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    Karen has had enough and takes a momentous and heartbreaking decision.

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    Karen has had enough and takes a momentous and heartbreaking decision.

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    A child is born, and three generations are brought together by a fourth.

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    A child is born, and three generations are brought together by a fourth.

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    Nan's future is uncertain but Karen's love for her is not.

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    Nan's future is uncertain but Karen's love for her is not.

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    Daniel has a surprise for everyone in a house where harmony reigns - at least most of the time.

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    Daniel has a surprise for everyone in a house where harmony reigns - at least most of the time.