04/01/2011 09:11 am ET | Updated Jun 01, 2011

Fictional Mother: The Perils Of Turning Your Mother Into Your Novel's Main Character

My mother has a lot to forgive me for. What started as a little joke -- a blog I wrote from the perspective of a made up 53-year-old Surrey housewife (my Mum was 53 at the time), in which she immediately recognised herself -- has now become a book.

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