Domestic goddess? Yummy mummy? Having it all? It's impossible. It's hard to be a woman. It's even harder to be a wife...Sadie Drew thinks she must be the world's worst wife. She only needs to walk into a room to make it untidy. She wears flannel pyjamas in bed. She can't cook. Furry things live in her fridge. But she's a busy, working mother not a wifebot, and her husband Tom loves her as she is. Until he gets a new, high-pressure job and things start to change. There are his colleagues' terrifying uber-wives to entertain. Tom works later and later. Then there are the endless rows, and the smell of another woman's perfume on his suit. Sadie has a choice: risk losing everything or transform herself into the perfect wife. What is a perfect wife anyway?
Polly Williams grew up in Oxford and, having studied English at university, was draw to journalism. She created her first job by launching a fashion magazine (now defunct). After that she worked at FRANK, PUNCH, YOU and INSTYLE, whilst writing for other publications. When Polly got pregnant, she decided to take an early maternity leave to begin writing her novel. Instead, on the night of her leaving party, her waters broke, scuppering her plans. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE YUMMY MUMMY did get written, eventually, and Polly hasn't looked back since.