What Would Mary Berry Do? (Paperback)
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What Would Mary Berry Do? (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 31/07/2014
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'A laugh on every page' - Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The Beach Cafe

What Would Mary Berry Do? by Claire Sandy is a delicious feast of a funny novel, perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan and Allison Pearson.


Marie Dunwoody doesn't want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. But her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are runny and her biscuits rock-hard. She cannot bake for toffee. Or, for that matter, make toffee.

Marie can't ignore the disappointed looks any more, or continue to be shamed by neighbour and nemesis, Lucy Gray. Lucy whips up perfect profiteroles with one hand, while ironing her bed sheets with the other. Marie's had enough: this is the year it all changes. She vows to follow - to the letter - recipes from the Queen of Baking, and at all times ask, 'What would Mary Berry do?'

Husband Robert has noticed that his boss takes crumb structure as seriously as budget cuts and with redundancies on the horizon, he too puts on a pinny. Twins Rose and Iris are happy to eat all the half-baked mistakes that come their way, but big brother Angus is more distant than usual, as if something is troubling him. And there is no one as nosey as a matching pair of nine-year-old girls . . .

Marie starts to realise that the wise words of Mary Berry can help her with more than just a Victoria Sponge. But can Robert save the wobbling souffle that is his career? And is Lucy's sweet demeanour hiding something secretly sour?


**This is a work of fiction, in no way endorsed by Mary Berry, and where neither Mary Berry herself nor her recipes feature.**

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447253495
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A laugh on every page * Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The Beach Cafe *
This book is a sheer delight. Funny, warm and a real page turner * Katie Fforde, bestselling author of The Perfect Match *
Wonderfully warm ... a delicious treat * Vanessa Greene, bestselling author of The Vintage Tea Cup Club *
I recommend you devour it immediately * Kirsty Greenwood, bestselling author of Yours Truly *
A serious chocolate cake of a book: classic, delicious, dangerously moreish, and made with heaps of love. Fantastic. * Victoria Fox, bestselling author of Power Games *
A laugh-out-loud story * Prima Baby and Pregnancy *

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“Cakey goodness”

Stories which veer towards the ‘chick-lit’ have usually been low on my list of priorities. When I was in my teens and twenties they didn’t really exist (although I did have a rather bad Mills & Boon habit at one... More

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“A heartwarmingly delicious treat for Bake Off fans”

If you've been infected by Great British Bake Off-fever like the rest of the nation and don't quite know what to do with yourself in between episodes, then What Would Mary Berry Do? is the calorie-free... More

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Emma Smith at Bedford

“Love love love this book!!!!”

Calling all Bake Off fans!! You'll love this. A brand new fun, fiction book paying homage to the Berry - 'What Would Mary Berry Do?' is the tale of Marie Dunwoody, mother of three, there's not much... More

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