The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year By Sue Townsend- Book Review

25th July 2016
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How are you doing with the reading challenge?  This month I read 3 novels I shared the review of the first novel here. In this article I am sharing a review of the second novel I read this month which is called

The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year By Sue Townsend


About the Author

Sue Townsend was born in 1946 in Leicestershire in United Kingdom.  She was a comic author. She started writing secretly from the age of 14. She left school when she was 15 and worked in a different jobs. She was a novelist and a screenwriter. She sadly passed a way in 2014.

Story line Of The Novel

This novel tells a story of a women called Eva who is married to Brian. Brian is an astronomer who likes his job and even spends time in the shed in the garden in the back yard at his house “working from home”.

They have two teenage children Brian Junior and Brianne who are twins. They have just finished high school and are getting ready to go to Leads university to further their studies leaving their mom and dad nesting. How will empty nest affect their parents when they leave for university?

Eva decides to go in bed and not come out of it from the day the twins left for university. I will not spoil it for you and tell you the whole story you need to find out yourself what happens by reading it yourself.

What I Thought About This Novel

I liked the way the author wrote this book it was so funny such that I frequently found myself laughing whilst reading this book. I was drawn into buying this book mainly because of it title and it did not disappoint me.

I thought the end was great it left me hanging looking and asking more questions about some of the character in the book.


I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read a novel with a bit of comedy in it.

Get copy of this book here

Looking forward to share with you an update of my next book in this reading challenge.

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