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The Queen of Bloody Everything
The Queen of Bloody Everything | Joanna Nadin
14 posts | 7 read | 1 reading | 34 to read
And in that instant I fall in love. Not just with him, though he is the better part of it, but with them both, with the whole scene: the house, the garden, the magazine perfection of it. And I want very badly to be in this picture. As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day when Dido aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David. The day Dido fell in love with a family completely different from her own. Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family six year-old Dido dreamed of. Normal. And Dido's mother, Edie, doesnt do normal. In fact, as Dido has learnt the hard way, normal is the one thing Edie can never be . . .
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Bookbroad
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Very glad I agree with the 100% of readers who also loved this book. So much of it reminded me of my own childhood growing up in the Essex suburbs. It really is a book for anyone with unconventional or complicated family dynamics. Enjoy!

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TrishB
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#dontstopmenow #maymoviemagic
Going with the band 😁
Loved this book 📚

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
rohit-sawant Nice! 👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
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Oryx
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Fantastic read. Absolutely devoured this one. Loved Edie and Dido. Beautiful story about family and growing up.
And look at the chapter titles ♥️

Itchyfeetreader Love this - the chapter titles are fabulous 12mo
TrishB It‘s an awesome read ❤️ 12mo
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Oryx
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Starting my long weekend right! I know it's early in the year for a long weekend already, but flying off to visit my mum, as we couldn't see each other at Christmas. Really looking forward to seeing her and hanging out. ♥️

squirrelbrain Have a fab weekend! 😁 13mo
TrishB Enjoy ❤️😁 13mo
julesG Have a wonderful weekend! 13mo
minkyb Enjoy! 13mo
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JennyM
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#NoFemmeber

Dido‘s Mum, Edie, doesn‘t do normal and leads a bit of a #heretic lifestyle. And all Dido wants is normal, just plain old boring normal.

After a few heavy reads of late, this is a good palate cleanser so far, and an interesting look into Mum-daughter relationships. And I think this was one I stacked from you @Cinfhen

KarenUK I love this title! Just ordered it from book depository 😊👍 1y
Cinfhen Nope, not me but it sounds great 😜 1y
JennyM @Cinfhen hum sorry, Cindy. It all gets a little murky when you stark stacking everything you see 😊 1y
JennyM @KarenUK me too! It‘s enjoyable so far. 1y
Billypar Sounds like a fun one! Stacking everything you see is definitely a favorite Litsy pasttime- anything else would be heresy 😋 1y
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Clare_Riley
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I‘ve had a lovely, lazy Sunday morning (so far!) finishing this audiobook. It‘s right out of my childhood - so many details of growing up in the 70s, 80s and 90s. The dynamics between the main protagonist, Dido and her mother, Edie, is touching and raw. Edie is a woman who you wouldn‘t immediately imagine as being anyone‘s mother - being a mother ISN‘T always quite what you‘d expect it to be. Such a lovely book, and the narrator was excellent.

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TrishB
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#dancingqueen #abbainaugust
Loved this book - made me very nostalgic and had a good reflection on mother/daughter relationships.

Reviewsbylola Oooooh gorgeous cover!! 1y
Cathythoughts Love the title 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
emilyhaldi This sounds like a good one! 1y
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Clare_Riley I got this as my audible book last month - I need to listen to it!! 1y
Meredith3 Beautiful cover ! 1y
TrishB @Clare_Riley I really enjoyed it! 1y
Clare_Riley @TrishB I‘m listening to the last hour of American Gods, and this will be the next up! I take ages to listen to audiobooks - which goes to show how often I clean!!😂 1y
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TrishB
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#4newfavsin4days
Read this recently and loved it. There‘s something to be said about reading a book that you haven‘t heard of and just picked up because you liked the title- the book then doesn‘t suffer from unrealistic expectations!! This was funny, sad and very nostalgic.

Cinfhen I‘m sold by the title, blurb and your recommendation 🖤 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen @rubyslippersreads trying not to build up expectations! 2y
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TrishB
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#bankholidaygiveaway
Congrats @Amy-Laura thank you for the give away!
The tagged book has been one of my favs so far this year!
I am really looking forward to the new Stephen King out this month!

Cosyreader With a title like that, how can I not add it to my TBR?! 2y
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Laru79
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It has taken me ages and ages and ages to finish this, not because it‘s not a great read but because life kept making me go to work and do chores 😔 But this was such a great book - characters you love, get cross with and root for, relatable relationships and funny moments too. The title and gorgeous cover had me hooked from the moment I saw it and now I‘m finished, I don‘t really know what to do!!

TrishB I loved this 💕 2y
Zelma Ha, I love that title. 2y
Laru79 So good wasn‘t it @TrishB? I feel genuinely sad now it‘s finished! @Zelma I think I‘ll be calling myself this title when I‘ve had a wine or two! 2y
TrishB Exactly ❤️ 2y
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Laru79
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An early night after no lie ins this weekend thanks to my three year old!! Starting on this beauty. I LOVE the cover and quite fancy being the queen of bloody everything!! 👑

Ms.Story Haven't heard of this one yet -- looking forward to your review!! 📚 2y
Laru79 @Ms.Story thanks! I like it so far!! 2y
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TrishB
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I think this is the first book to make me cry this year. It‘s brilliant, funny, real and sad. Flawed characters and imperfect families. Made my heart ache with nostalgia too.

LeahBergen It sounds good! 2y
TrishB @LeahBergen I think it‘s broken my heart 💔 in a good way! 2y
Itchyfeetreader You have convinced me one for when the book buying ban is over or I crack! 2y
TrishB @Itchyfeetreader it will be worth it 😁 2y
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TrishB
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#currentread Hopefully this bodes well!

emilyhaldi Ha! That's about the only identifiers needed 🙃 2y
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nickimags
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This was a fantastic read from NetGalley and Mantle books. I loved every minute of it and felt like I was watching from the wings as the story took me from the 1970s up to the 00s in Saffron Walden, Essex. Just wonderful. 😍

Stephjones01 Halfway through this on Audible and it‘s amazing! Absolutely loving it! 2y
nickimags @Stephjones01 Brilliant. It's one of favourite reads so far this year. 2y
Stephjones01 The audio version is amazing but it‘s so good that I‘m going to have to read it too 😍Definitely my favourite book of the year so far too ...I‘m sure I‘ll be saying that at the end of the year too 👍🏼👍🏼 2y
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