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Allison Pearson


UK flag (1960 - )

Allison Pearson was born in South Wales. An award-winning journalist, she was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards for her first novel, I Don't Know How She Does It. Allison has written for many magazines and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Observer, the Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard. For four years she was the popular Wednesday columnist of the Daily Mail. Allison lives in Cambridge with her family. 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2003) : I Don't Know How She Does It


Allison Pearson recommends

The Wife (2003)
Meg Wolitzer
"Meg Wolitzer is so funny and clever she should be bottled and sold as a tonic."
Growing Pains of a Hapless Househusband
Growing Pains of a Hapless Househusband (2008)
(Hapless Househusband, book 2)
Sam Holden
"Very very funny..."

The Slippery Year (2009)
Melanie Gideon
"Melanie Gideon is a wonderful companion - smart, rueful and painfully funny."

My Last Duchess (2010)
Daisy Goodwin
"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind."

Mums Like Us (2013)
Laura Kemp
"Fantastically funny; a sanity saver with a lovely laugh on every page. I plan to give it to every mum i know."

Mother of the Year (2014)
Karen Ross
"Hilariously entertaining."

In My House (2015)
Alex Hourston
"Full of the most dazzling observations which, as a writer, I wish that I'd had myself."


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