Warwick Writing Programme

Mother’s Helper by Maureen Freely

Maureen Freely captures issues and themes which are still relevant today.

Maureen Freely captures issues and themes which are still relevant today.

It is surprising that Mother’s Helper by Maureen Freely was first published in 1979. It could have been published this year. The subject matter is still relevant today; perhaps even more so. A would-be patriarch, Bob Pyle, struggles to maintain control over his family. His wife, Kay is a rather pretentious woman who claims to be a feminist. She makes outrageous demands on her husband, and seems to think that she can succeed at anything she tries. Although she does not seem to try very hard, Kay thinks she is super successful and hard working.
Continue reading