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Thursday, 24 May 2007



By Bea Parry-Jones

To be published by The Friday Project, 18th April 2008

Have you ever wondered what is going on in the life of the perfectly groomed, thirty something, 4 x 4 driving, ‘it bag’ toting, career mother who has just parked so badly outside an independent school near you?

Based on the hugely popular, satirical online diary Dulwichmum;

Sex, Lies and Sellotape takes a peek behind the designer curtains of the so-called ‘Dulwich Supermums’, whilst treading the fine line between diligent mothering and complete lunacy:

‘The next set of party bags distributed by moi, shall contain sweet cigarettes and a can of Coke (a can, not a line, although as far as other Dulwichmums are concerned - they may as well be one and the same)’

‘I suppose physically I compare favourably to Liz Hurley, but to be fair, facially I bear a striking resemblance to Cilla Battersby off Coronation Street’.

Laugh out loud at the satirical musings of pretentious middle class mother Dulwichmum, as she experiences school yard style bullying by a rival blogger due to the unexpected popularity of her blog. Now it gets personal, who shall get a book deal first?...

For extract, feature and author interviews or for further information please contact Madeleine James at The Friday Project on 020 3008 8471 or email


Drunk Mummy said...

Whe-hey! Congratulations! Get the champagne out!
Can I come to the launch party? I will try not to shriek too much, but I'm making no promises about limiting my alcohol consumption!

rilly super said...

absolutely fantastic DM, or can I call you Bea. I hope you won't completely disappear to your artist's garret to write the book.I shall miss you.

love Rilly xx

dulwichmum said...

Drunk Mummy darling chum,

I shall be insulted if my special pal does not attend. I am so looking forward to it.

Dear friend Rilly Super,

My book is finished already! Although I must admit I am finding inspirational quotes all the time on my blog entries! I have been such an incredibly lucky girl!!! I am now working on the sit com.

Those who have commented on my blog - you know who you are... are responsible for my incredible success and will feature prominantly in my future silver screen exploits!


Stay at home dad said...

Well done DMum! It's like literary Cluedo round here. Another one done for by the lead pipe of publishing wedge.

Best of luck and I too would love to attend the launch/signing.


mutterings and meanderings said...


Well done that Dulwich Mum!

dulwichmum said...

Thanks SAHD and M&M,

It is just amazing, I am over the moon. Thanks,


Pig in the Kitchen said...

fantastic news DM! And am very thrilled that you have a double-barreled name, I would expect nothing less! well done!

antarctichousehusband said...

Darling DM, I can't congratulate you enough...if only I didn't suspect that this was an evolution in satire. The 0203 dialling code??
If it's for real, then you'd better invite me to your bloody launch!
If not, then you are a cunning minx!
Either way, you're still numero uno in my book ... perhaps a chapter in which you have an illicit Claridges affair with a young house husband would boost circulation...?

dulwichmum said...

Dear PITK,

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.

Handsome Antarctichousehusband,

Well London is the only place to get divorced as you no doubt have heard, and apparently it would mean I could have every second weekend off!

I thought The Hempel could be the perfect location to get to know eachtother? OHMYGOD, I am turning into a trollop - the success has already gone to my head.

Yes lovely man, I promise this piece is for real.

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Well done dear one, am so proud of you! xxx looking forward to the book launch, I trust I am invited!

I await news of the sit-com, will you play yourself?

NMO xxx

debio said...

Well, that's put a smile on my face - and everyone else's as weel judging by the comments.

Sooooo well done - please don't drop from the blogging radar; I am such a celebrity groupie, and I plan to pepper my conversation with your name and achievements frequently!

The Good Woman said...

Fantastic news. Congratulations! And to think I read your work before you were published...sigh.

Babysteps said...

Bravo! Congratulations!

Motheratlarge said...

Congratulations Dulwich Mum! That must-have Dior handbag could be yours in a matter of months. Not to mention an extra holiday in Barbados with the munchkins.

Omega Mum said...

Brilliant. Good interview, too. Let's party....

dulwichmum said...

Thank you all so very much for your wonderful super kind comments. I am really rather overwhelmed.


East of Dulwich said...

Rather late in the day, may I offer my congratulations on your well-deserved sucess. I hope that you will be arranging a book-signing in Dulwich Library who I hope will have the good sense to buy in a number of copies for loan (don't forget to register for Public Lending Rights.)

beta mum said...

I too am rather late in the day, but congratulations are still warmly sent.
I did wonder about the mysterious meetings and lunches you'd been mentioning, and there've been a few cryptic comments on your blog that had me wondering too.
Good luck and hope to keep up with Dulwich Mum's antics on line until then.