Hester studied Modern Greek and French at Exeter College, Oxford. She spent a year in Thessaloniki aged 21. She is the mother of four: Chloe (20), Tabby (18), Alfie (15) and Bash (13). She lives with the younger two and husband Fred in Bishops Stortford. She self-published a black comedy about a human milk factory, called A Breast of the Times, in 2007. In 2012 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and started a blog as therapy: The Breast Blog in the World. She started serialising The World According to Shardonnay, on the blog, two chapters at a time, on the 31st of January, 2013. Now she is half-way through the sequel but has the feeling it is turning into a series as Shardonnay has a lot to say.
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The World According to Shardonnay
by Hester Tingey
Shardonnay thinks it is alright to sell her husband's sperm three times a day for fifteen years without his consent. She surfs the profits for years, having decided not to worry about the consequences. That's until the kids start turning up at the door, in droves! Her husband thinks they are carol singers, which inspires them to audition for the X-factor....
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