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Daisy Waugh's commercial fiction debut is a wickedly funny satire of the bitch-eat-bitch world of celebrity PR, with an unexpected romantic heart. Welcome to the noughties. Can you take it? She's at the top of her profession, but Jo's social life is as much a game of survival as her work. This is London in 2001, where if you call your boyfriend on his mobile, you have to disguise your number or he won't pick up - he's always expecting someone more important to ring. Where your best friends think nothing of cancelling at the last minute, ten times in a row. Where commitment is a 'pencilled option on mutual time'. Where flexibility is the new etiquette that disguises plain rudeness. And success at work is everything. So it's more than a little inconvenient when Jo falls for a gorgeous singer, an upperclass dropout with an unreasonable attachment to old-fashioned, human values. What is she thinking of, and how on earth will she explain him to her friends? In Daisy Waugh's sparkling satirical novel two worlds collide in a delightfully and hilariously messy fashion - but will true love prevail?
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Daisy Waugh is a journalist and travel writer. She has worked as an agony aunt and as a restaurant critic. She was a teacher at a girl's school in Northern Kenya and has also written a weekly column from Los Angeles about her attempts to become a Hollywood scriptwriter. Daisy and her family of five live in London.Review:
`A hilarious, witty comedy of modern manners.' Adele Parks author of Game Over and Playing Away. `Funny and worth a read' Company `refreshingly sharp and witty social satire... pacey, unabashedly reactionary fable, and the author's astute observations are fleshed by plenty of insider know-how' Daily Mail `funny, cynical, and genuinely knowing about media London... the most superbly reactionary fable' Evening Standard `wicked modern satire' Daily Express
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