Lessons in Duck Hunting by Jayne Buxton
A Novel

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A harried single mother of two young children in London, Ally James is less than thrilled with her lackluster life. Her job marketing marmalade is a yawn fest and the domestic front seems to streak by in a flash of fish sticks and school runs. To top it all off, Ally’s ex-husband David seems to have a never-ending roulette wheel of rotating girlfriends, while Ally has endured two meager (and disastrous) dates in as many years.

Then there’s David’s newest arm-candy, Chantal, who is the first flavor-of-the-month to ever meet the kids–that must mean it’s serious. Ally’s friend Mel is sure she has the solution to the malaise: a Market Yourself dating seminar. It’s either the perfect way to find a new man or the first sign of the apocalypse–Ally isn’t sure which, but she decides to give it a whirl. What happens next is stranger, and more invigorating, than Ally could ever have imagined.

About Jayne Buxton

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Jayne Buxton co-founded Flametree, a specialist work-life balance consultancy and interactive web-based community for working parents. She lives in London with her husband and three children and is the author of Lessons in Duck Shooting.
Published December 18, 2007 by Ballantine Books. 354 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction