Jackie Clune is an actress, singer, comedian and writer. She recently appeared in the sell-out Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), has performed cabaret and stand-up Edinburgh solo shows, appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, and The Staying In Show, and she is now a musical theatre and drama regular. She starred in Mamma Mia! and toured the world, and played Mrs Wilkinson in the West End’s Billy Elliott.
Jackie writes a column for Top Sante Magazine and features for The Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday. She has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph and The News of the World. Media appearances include The Wright Stuff, Loose Ends (guest interviewer), Front Row, This Morning, Loose Women, and she hosted her own arts, culture and politics show (BBC Radio London).
Then she had four children in two years. Her two books, Man of the Month Club and Extreme Motherhood – The Triplet Diaries were both well received, and she is about to start her third, The Crap Mum Handbook.
Jackie is available as a guest speaker, newspaper reviewer, cultural attaché and parenting guru, with subjects including theatre, music, motherhood, sexuality (she spent twelve years as a lesbian) and relationships.
Anyone else spent the last 24 hours ferrying 4 kids from St Patrick's discos to football to piano to swimming? pic.twitter.com/Tf1v4Dpx93
EXTREME MOTHERHOOD: THE TRIPLET DIARIES
PUBLISHED: PAN MACMILLAN 2006
MAN OF THE MONTH CLUB
39, single, successful and blessedly childfree, Amy Jones had no desire for motherhood until a series of unexpected events set her biological clock ticking… ticking doubletime. Amy’s life is just fine. Perfect, even. She has made a success of her business, she lives alone in an expensive flat in Docklands, with no one to tie her down but her dog, Germaine. And she has a dog-walker anyway. Until Germaine dies – beneath the wheels of Amy’s own car – and a newborn baby is abandoned on her doorstep. Forced to re-address her priorities, Amy embarks on a mission to get pregnant before her 40th birthday and without any relationship complications. And so the dates begin… There’s the Mensa man, the bike courier, the male nanny and many more on a monthly basis. And all the while, there’s Joe, the good-looking doctor she meets on bringing the baby to the hospital, with the wedding ring and the horrible twins in tow.
PUBLISHED: QUERCUS 2007