Katie Kirby - Hurrah for Gin: The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams (Aged 2 ¼) - Hodder & Stoughton

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    • ISBN:9781473662018
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017
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Hurrah for Gin: The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams (Aged 2 ¼)

By Katie Kirby

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Sensationally bestselling Hurrah for Gin made delighted readers laugh and cry with its honest, emotional and hilarious account of parenting. In this wickedly funny follow up, one opinionated toddler gives his no-holds-barred account of family life.

Life is hard for Archie. It often seems like the world is out to get him. People are always telling him what to do... 'Eat your tea Archie!', 'Don't lick the bus stop Archie!', 'Stop putting Mummy's phone in the bin Archie!'
And then one day his heart is shattered when he learns his parents are to replace him with a younger sibling - the utter bastards!

The only comforts he finds are in his best friend Amelie who teaches him all the good swear words, and the sweet relief he gets from sinking his teeth into other people's limbs.

From naked protests to dealing with other people looking at YOUR THINGS! This is a no-holds-barred account of life told through the eyes of Archie - a creatively stifled, modern day toddler.

Sunday Times bestseller Hurrah for Gin has delighted fans with its honest, emotional and laugh-out-loud account of parenting. Brilliantly illustrated with Katie Kirby's unique stick man drawings and told in the same outrageously funny way, The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams, Aged 2 ¼ once again takes on the highs and lows of family life, this time it's one opinionated boy having his say.

Biographical Notes

My name is Katie and I live with my husband and two young sons by the sea In Brighton. I started blogging on a whim one night, probably under the influence of gin after a bad day. Through 'Hurrah For Gin' I try to give a real and humorous account of parenting young children - the happy, the sad, the good and the bad.

You can visit my site www.hurrahforgin.com, like me on facebook www.facebook.com/hurrahforgin and follow me on on twitter @hurrahforgin

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  • ISBN: 9781473662025
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Coronet
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