Love Lose Live

February 5, 2016

Love Lose Live, a novel by family lawyer and mediator Mary Banham-Hall, is a contemporary and informed observation of divorce and family breakdown seen through the eyes of the Bailey family. The story of separation uncovers the emotional tumult which each character experiences, and along the way there are some unexpected consequences – some bewildering, some desperate, and some hilarious. The thinking, actions and reasoning of the children and adults alike are carefully conveyed, as is the grief felt as the marriage ends and everyone finally moves towards recovery and new lives.

Love Lose Live, a novel by family lawyer and mediator Mary Banham-HallBeth and Simon Bailey are the couple at the centre of this fast-paced and ultimately life-affirming narrative. Beth thought she and her husband were working through problems in their marriage. Simon, however, was wondering whether they even had a future together. When Simon starts an affair with the alluring Harriet, suddenly there’s no way back. Beth and Simon’s three young children are caught up in their parents’ fighting
at every turn …

In her Afterword, Mary Banham-Hall explains with clarity and insight the different stages of loss and grief which follow separation, giving examples from her novel, and sets out her view of how divorces might be
better handled by the legal profession in the future. She also provides an alternative ending – one in which the Baileys go to court rather than accept, albeit belatedly, mediation as the way forward.


To celebrate the release of Love Lose Live, Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have a copy of the book to giveaway.

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  • Claire Elizabeth Noke February 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I love reading Thrillers 🙂

  • samantha r February 5, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I really like crime fiction, Martina Cole is one of my favourites

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    I love Thrillers, ones that really keep you guessing

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    i like mysteries

  • Barbara Handley February 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I enjoy historic dramas.

  • Sarah Rees February 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I like historical fiction

  • Allan Smith February 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I would have to say Horror

  • laura stewart February 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    true crimes i like x

  • sarah rees February 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I actually quite enjoy a thriller

  • Rachel Craig February 5, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Autobiographies, biographies, etc.

  • Michelle Ferguson February 5, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I love reading all types of books, horror, thrillers, chic lit.

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    I love reading a good thriller

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    I love historical fiction

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    Tends to be thrillers 🙂

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    romance are my favourite

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    I like thriller books but open to read a wide variety

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    I like true stories, biographies & thrillers.

  • Julie Ward February 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Easy reading like Josephine Cox

  • Sarah Tilley February 6, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love all kinds – crime, chick lit, drama!

  • Angela Fitzjohn February 7, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Thrillers mostly, anything that keeps me gripped.

  • Sally Poole February 7, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Can’t beat a good thriller 🙂

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    I love reading thrillers

  • Mark Palmer February 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I enjoy reading thrillers and mysteries.

  • Karl Borowy February 7, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    love horror and thrillers

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    historic fiction and sci fi fantasy

  • Susie Wilkinson February 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I prefer non-fiction, but I love reading and will read anything within reason!

  • Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi) February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I mostly love to read non-fiction crime, paranormal, etc, but I do read a lot of fiction too!

  • Jo Carroll February 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I like reading books that can capture your imagination and take your thoughts in unusual directions, that challenge yor preconceptions and can educate you into a new way of looking at the world.

  • Tammy Tudor February 10, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I love romance books 🙂

  • Jen Schofield February 10, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Fantasy books are what I like

  • Heather Harris February 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    books to do with the wartime and ear 1900s fiction mainly

  • Solange February 11, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Crime and thrillers

  • Scott Fallon February 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    i like reading crime fiction

  • Jonathan Mason February 13, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Classic 20th Century novels – George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, etc.

  • Corinne Peat February 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I love a good thriller

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    I love ready interesting autobiographies

  • Rachael Mccadden February 15, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Crime and thrillers

  • Lisa Wilkinson February 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I like crime novels

  • kate knight February 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    thrillers and romance

  • Annette Oliver February 16, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Classical books like Jane Austen

  • James Holyland February 16, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I enjoy reading about most things as long as it’s not about serial killers.YAWN!

  • Dawn Hull February 16, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I like reading classics like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.

  • Emma Perry February 16, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Crime thrillers and true life

  • Rebecca Howells ( February 17, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    It depends what mood i’m in. I love a good old light-hearted rom com, but then I also love a crime / mystery / suspense book!

  • Patricia Avery February 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I love the classics, historical and contemporary fiction. I have always said I don’t like Sci-fi but my favourite read of last year was just that….SevenEves. 🙂

  • carol boffey February 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Horror and thrillers

  • Danika Lloyd February 17, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    All kinds!! Mostly classic literature, science fiction, fantasy, & murder mysteries

  • Vicky loveday February 18, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I like reading lots of different genres. Thriller, love, horror. The only thing I don’t like is Sci-fi.

  • Helen Gossage February 18, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Thrillers and fantasy

  • Elspeth McMillan February 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Anything nice and relaxing or an autobiography

  • Lauren Old February 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I love adventure books like the Hunger Games trilogy

  • Pauline Wilson February 18, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I enjoy any kind of general fiction really, and I like true stories books too

  • Karen Howden February 18, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I enjoy a variety of books as long as it keeps my interest in the first chapter

  • claire little February 18, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    generally crime based

  • Adrian Bold February 19, 2016 at 12:10 am

    I enjoy many genres of books, but fantasy and thrillers are my favourite.

  • angela edmonds February 19, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I like horror or thrillers best xx

  • Andrea A February 19, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I like to read lots of different genres of book, every book has something to impart.

  • Andrew Hindley February 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I like to read Science Fiction novels

  • betony bennett February 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I will read literally whatever is put in front of me. Reading is my favourite past time!

  • Susan Carruthers February 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I like Historical Fiction, Romance and Chick Lit

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    Romance , thrillers , but really any genres

  • Carole S. HISCOCK February 19, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Historical drama or true life tales

  • Julie Camm February 19, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I love reading and always have two books on the go…either a contemporary novel or a chicklit for bedtime, and a historical biography for when I get a chance to read during the day…

  • Dale Dow February 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I tend to switch between chic lit and crime x

  • Jacqueline Mclean February 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Historical and Bios

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    Any genre of book that’s written well and is engaging.

  • Meena Hindmarch February 19, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Pretty much all types!

  • Lisa Mauchline February 19, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Chick lit, romance and true stories

  • Eileen Tingle February 19, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I like supernatural books

  • Lorna-Jane Holland February 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I read anything and everything! I’m a massive bookworm x

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