Best Laid Plans

When it comes to sex, even the best laid plans come unstuck

As a crossword-addicted English teacher, Lucy never expected to be arrested for kerb-crawling. But her autistic twenty-year-old son Merlin is desperate to lose his virginity, and a prostitute seems like the only option . . . only Lucy picks up an undercover policewoman instead.

Let off with a suspended sentence, Lucy resigns herself to the fact that her son will never have sex, let alone find love… until the morning she miraculously discovers Merlin in bed with a girl.

But is tough, tattooed Kayleigh just taking Merlin for a ride? If so, why? And what has brought Lucy’s snake of an ex-husband wriggling back into their lives?

An important and poignant subject – a mother’s search for the perfect girlfriend for her grown-up son with autism – that is also a hilarious and entertaining page-turner, written with Lette’s inimitable irreverence, brio and wit.

Jill Dawson

Deliciously rude and darkly funny, but with compassion and humanity at its heart. Read with relish.

Nicole Kidman

With her usual mixture of huge heart and humour she rips the stigma out of autism.

Ruby Wax

Kathy Lette can turn from raunchy farce to the most tender emotion in a trice: this unputdownable book wrenches the heart and the laugh muscles with stunning panache.

Stephen Fry

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