Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 25/01/2024
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I ADORED this book
First of all - think of this as a contemporary cross between Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and Heartburn by Nora Ephron that combines a love of food with ... READ MORE
Violet Daniels
Are you satisfied with an average life?
I really enjoyed this novel! I tore through it within a day, and absolutely loved Piglet as a main character. (The name was jarringly cruel at first, but l... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
Gripping Read
Oh, Piglet..! If ever there was a book where you could reach into it, pull the main character out and give them a hug, then this is it. Such a compelling s... READ MORE
Jen Mackay at Windsor
Piglet ticked a box I have been searching for a while in a book.
Piglet ticked a box I have been searching for a while in a book. Beautifully written and fully engrossing, you'll meet the characters at the beginning of t... READ MORE
Anna at Chichester
I guess I'm greedy too
This book was a true feast. I read it front to back in less than a day, I couldn't put it down! The story pulls us through Piglet's life from the run up... READ MORE
Rowan Maddock
Darkly delicious!
Lottie Hazell is a new favourite author. The characters in this book are so keenly observed. But especially Piglet, who felt so real to me. That’s some ve... READ MORE
I really enjoyed reading Piglet! I was a bit disappointed that we were never told what her fiancé did that was so horrible, but at the same time I feel... READ MORE
Dominika at Waterstones West End
Food envy
This book has the best descriptions of food I’ve ever read. I loved the writing style. A great debut novel.
An original and modern take on classism and truth in relationships, explored through food!
This is an intelligent and refreshing novel that has a highly compelling and page-turning narrative. It's candid, moving and unapologetic, and cleverly ex... READ MORE
Jesse at Eastbourne
I found this to be really rather strange, but oddly compelling. I loved reading the culinary descriptions, they were extremely visceral and hunger invoking... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
A roaring and tense debut
Piglet is a debut novel by Lottie Hazell. Our protagonist, Piglet, is a woman who seemingly has it all: the perfect job, perfect house, perfect food, perfe... READ MORE
Sophie Fennelly
Snacks to hand are a must while reading!
I was so excited to get a proof of Piglet given all the excitement surrounding its release and I certainly enjoyed it! The pacing of this book was fantasti... READ MORE
Becca Child
solid debut
good reflections on class, desire, greed, wanting more than you have and all of the guilt that comes with such longings
Completely unhinged in the best way!
Thank you to the publishers for sending me an advance copy! I devoured (pun intended) this in less than a day. While there were confusing elements, the... READ MORE
Charlotte  Fawdington
It’s a cliche but I inhaled this book!
Piglet (her childhood nickname) is a food-obsessed assistant cookery editor who is due to marry Kit. Days before their wedding, Kit drops a bombshell, an... READ MORE
Nicola Vanderwert
A delectable debut!
Talk about impossible to put down! I stayed up late last night devouring this (food puns incoming), needing to see it through to its conclusion despite my ... READ MORE
Tilly Fitzgerald
A Book That Will Get Your Tummy Rumbling
What stands out with this debut is its originality - food is almost a secondary protagonist (or antagonist) as it is vital to the flow of the narrative. Th... READ MORE
Leigh  Boyle
A Delicious Debut!
Piglet has her dream job (cook book editor) and is engaged to her dream man: Kit is handsome, loving, and comes from a good (see upper middle class) backgr... READ MORE
A lot to digest
This is a really good book. It’s completely addictive, so thought provoking and I just couldn’t put it down. Piglet, so named for her insatiable appetite... READ MORE
Donna - Hemel Hempstead
Food and family, fiancé and failure
Oh, my dear Piglet! Like other readers, I wanted to give Piglet a big, reassuring hug as she navigated a stressful time in her life. Or even joined her in... READ MORE
A darkly comic debut to devour
I raced through this novel. The writing felt sumptuous – I could almost taste the food Piglet was devouring – but never verged into the excessive. I didn’t... READ MORE
Michelle, Chesterfield
Funny and disturbing!
Exploring family, class, mental health and status, and much more. Some tasty foodie bits to make you hungry too. The storyline keeps you turning the pages ... READ MORE
Laura Wilson
Didn't quite hit expectations
There is nothing wrong with this book, three stars is perfectly adequate. It's just not for me. I'm primarily a genre reader and this is isn't my usual sty... READ MORE
Bring snacks while reading
Piglet is completely out of my usual reading zone, but I found myself drawn in and couldn't put it down. Meet Piglet, about to get married, she has crafte... READ MORE
Sabrina  Cox


'Her life is so full, so why is she hungry?' For Piglet – an unshakable childhood nickname – getting married is her opportunity to reinvent. Together, Kit and Piglet are the picture of domestic bliss – effortless hosts, planning a covetable wedding ... But if a life looks too good to be true, it probably is. Thirteen days before they are due to be married, Kit reveals an awful truth, cracking the façade Piglet has created. It has the power to strip her of the life she has so carefully built, so smugly shared. To do something about it would be to self-destruct. But what will it cost her to do nothing? As the hours count down to their ‘big day’, Piglet is torn between a growing appetite and the desire to follow the recipe, follow the rules. Surely, with her husband, she could be herself again. Wouldn’t it be a waste for everything to curdle now?

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857529565
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 409g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 145 x 30 mm

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Brilliantly dark and clever …
What a clever darkly funny story ‘Piglet’ is. The main character, Piglet, is centre stage throughout this compelling read. In this we see a young woman try... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
Slightly disappointing
I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I understand the premise of a girl with food issues after covering for her sister’s anorexia and the impa... READ MORE
Karen Farrow
I ate this book up!
This book made me HUNGRY. Not in the way you might expect...well, I lie, it did make me want actual food multiple times, but more so, it left me hungry for... READ MORE
Bree M (@bookshopbree)
Piglet is the eponymous character in this book. It's a nickname of course, but one which has negative connotations, especially when her family casually and... READ MORE
I ate this book up!
This book made me HUNGRY. Not in the way you might expect...well, I lie, it did make me want actual food multiple times, but more so, it left me hungry for... READ MORE
Bree M (@bookshopbree)
A promising debut novel
Piglet is the nickname given to our main character in childhood. We join her life in the weeks leading up to her wedding. We find out over the course of th... READ MORE
Even weeks after finishing this book I still don't know what to make of it. What the point of it was. Or even whether there was a point. I know I was upset... READ MORE
Worth reading to the end!
I was sent a copy of Piglet by Lottie Hazell to read and review by NetGalley. I wasn’t totally sure about this novel to begin with. I’m not sure what I w... READ MORE
Devoured this book!
"It was too hot for a roast chicken, but Piglet had once heard Nigella say something about a house only being a home once a chicken was in the oven. And an... READ MORE
Books and Tea Make Me Happy
Amazing View of Female Rage
I finished reading this a few days ago and needed time to process it before I could think about starting a review. Some of the themes hit close to home for... READ MORE
Kerry Young
Unputdownable, get ready to gorge on this book!
This has been one of those books that I’ve just not been able to put down, so compelling is Piglet’s story and the countdown to her wedding. The perfect li... READ MORE
Mrs G Librarian
A compelling debut
It’s 98 days until Piglet marries Kit, she’s a WTB (wife to be) and a homeowner- in Oxford no less. Piglet takes her food very seriously and is likely to j... READ MORE
Celia Short
quirky and disturbing
I always enjoy books that are a bit different, and this was one of them. Quirky and disturbing in equal measure, Piglet was a mix of believable emotions at... READ MORE
From piglet to person
Piglet is counting down the days to her wedding. She is comfortable: works in publishing, has a house with her long term boyfriend and about to get a foot ... READ MORE
L J Bowman
Let Piglet eat cake!
Piglet is about to get married, but her husband to be has a dark secret...funny and smart book, unlikeable characters and plenty of food...let Piglet eat c... READ MORE
Chiara Cc
I found this bizarre and uncomfortable and I had to keep reading! Piglet, the wife-to-be, discovers her future husband has done something unforgivable. Ne... READ MORE
Ophelia Gartside
Fabulous and original
I loved this. I raced through it mostly because of the pace and story, you’re desperate to know what happens next. I did find it very stressful too, you’re... READ MORE
megan kennedy
Overall I enjoyed this one, I liked the characters (especially Piglet's family), the London and Oxford setting and all the descriptions of lovely food, but... READ MORE
Debbie Hall