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Publisher's Summary

Meet Mavis Upton. As mummy to 7-year old Ella and surrogate to far too many pets, and with a failed marriage under her belt, Mavis knows she needs to make some life-changing decisions. It's time to strike out into the world, to stand on her own two feet ...to pursue a lifelong ambition to become a police officer. I mean, what could go wrong?
Supported by her quirky, malapropism-suffering mum, Mavis throws herself headlong into a world of uncertainty, self-discovery, fearless escapades, laughter and extra-large knickers. And using her newly discovered investigative skills, she reluctantly embarks on a search to find her errant dad who was last seen years before, making off with her mum's much needed coupon for a fabulous foam cup bra all the way from America.
Follow Mavis as she tackles everything life can throw at her, and revel in Gina Kirkham's humorous, poignant and moving story of an everyday girl who one day followed a dream.
©2017 Gina Kirkham (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nicola J Hardy on 05-18-18

hilarious

Omg SO SO funny, if you listen to one book this year , this is the one , following mavis through her life of becoming a police officer in training to her life on the beat with all the disasters that follow her I didn't stop laughing the whole time

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cathie on 03-19-18

Hilarious & touching

I was given a copy of this audiobook by the narrator in order to provide her with feedback about her 'scouse' accent but feel the urge to review the book itself as I absolutely loved it.
This is the story of Mavis, a single mum who follows her dream to become a police officer with hilarious results. The character of Mavis is beautifully written and she is warm, funny and three dimensional. Her interactions with her mother & daughter are touching and funny, she thinks on her feet on the job and gains the respect of colleagues and criminals alike. A really well rounded character, eminently likeable and hysterically funny at times.

The humour reminded me of home, lots of snot & fart jokes that had me crying with laughter. The scene in the court room where Mavis' buttons pop off nearly finished me off as I choked on my tea. There are many emotional moments too, the balance is well thought out and the scenes with Amy & her little family were terribly sad.

The narration was superb. Diana Croft is very talented and her portrayal of Mavis made the book for me. The scouse accent wasn't overdone so came across as believable, and Diana's range of voices for the various characters was excellent. I particularly liked how Ellie's voice changed with her age, I do like that attention to detail.

Overall, I thought this was a really lovely book, beautifully read. I will listen to it again as it's a real feel good tale of a feisty single mum overcoming her fears and living the dream.

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