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June 3, 2017

The Beta Mum: Adventures in Alpha Land By Isabella Davidson

Paperback out 20th June 2017

 Amazon £9.99

When 33-year-old Sophie Bennett moves from a sleepy suburb of Toronto to glitzy West London, she doesn’t know where she has landed, Venus or Mars. By a stroke of good luck, her three-year-old daughter Kaya attends Cherry Blossoms Nursery, the most exclusive nursery in London – hence the world – where she meets a sea of Alpha mums: Super Successful, Super Skinny and Super Rich. There, not is all as it seems, and she has to fight against the lure of a cult, a two headed dragon and Mumsolini’s dictatorship. 

When Sophie struggles to fit in and starts to feel deeply lonely, she starts an anonymous blog, The Beta Mum, dissecting the lives of the Alpha Mums, especially Kelly’s, the blonde, beautiful and bitchy class rep who constantly makes her feel like a second class citizen. When Sophie’s marriage starts to falter, she engages in an email relationship with one of her readers. But then, one of her blogs goes viral and her blog becomes more and more successful; how long will it be until they discover her true identity? Is her marriage strong enough to survive her reader’s advances? And will she ever fit in with the Alpha Mums?


I  loved this fictional story that has a gallery of fascinating super rich mums. The Alpha Women are beautiful. The Alpha Men are rich and powerful. The Alpha children are bright. It’s a war who has the cleverest children, the biggest house. Sophie Bennett is living in the shadows of the Alpha. I wonder how long can she last. Do you think you could handle it?

Sophie is offered a new in London with a salary that she could never get in Canada. The flat they rented in London was full of worn furniture.

When Sophie take Kaya to her nursery school, a crowd of glamorous women looked like they were queuing for a Milan / Paris/ New York fashion week. One mother was a supermodel. Another mother was the wife of one of London’s richest oligarchs. What is not here to love. A swarm of black SUVs, Rolls Royce’s, Bentley’s and Mini Coopers in the parking space. Jealousy maybe between some of the mums where one lives in a ten bedroom house with lavish spa and a sauna worth twenty million pounds. Book loving friends you have to read this book with rich characters you will want to read about.

About Isabella Davidson

Isabella Davidson is the author of the popular blog, Notting Hill Yummy Mummy, which chronicles the entertaining lives of west London residents. Through the blog she has written features for The Times, The Saturday Times Magazine, Corner Magazine, and has been interviewed by Financial Times, Harper’s Bazaar, The Spectator, The Times and many more.

She started The Beta Mum during the six-month Faber Academy writing course. Prior to starting to writing career, she worked for a Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian organisation and as a doctor for the National Health Service. She grew up on four continents before settling down in London fifteen years ago. She currently lives in west London with her husband and her two small children. 




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