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In Office Hours

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Lucy Kellaway, author of Martin Lukes: Who Moved My Blackberry?, explores the taboo of the office romance in her astutely observed and wickedly funny work satire In Office Hours.Stella Bradberry and Bella Chambers work at the same high-achieving, high-end London firm. Bella is a pretty, young single mum, but an assistant to men with half her smarts. Stella, a go-getting, multitasking mother of two, has a seat on the board firmly in her sights.But then these two sharp, intelligent women do something rash: they embark on affair with male colleagues they wouldn't look twice at outside work. Suddenly, both are telling lies to friends, loved ones and workmates. In the grip of passions they cannot, nor wish to, control, they carelessly break all the rules, sabotaging friendships and careers.They've risked their livelihood for love. But ending an affair is always harder than beginning one. . . 'Funny, frank and shrewd, this comic novel is always on the money' Independent'Whip-smart and blisteringly observant. Funny, truthful and cracking satire' Sunday Times'Kellaway is very funny and acutely observant about workplace politics - the office here is a hotbed of passion and betrayal' The TimesManagement Columnist for the Financial Times, Lucy Kellaway, lampoons modern corporate culture in her two novels: Martin Lukes: Who Moved My Blackberry? and In Office Hours. You can follow Lucy on Twitter @lucykellaway or on her Financial Times blog and podcast.

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Lucy Kellaway is the Financial Times' management columnist. She lives in London and is married with four children. Her first novel, Who Moved My Blackberry? was published by Penguin in 2005.

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Office romance is alive and well at Atlantic Energy, a global oil company based in London. Although petroleum products are no longer the fuel du jour, romantic adventures are enjoying a prominent place on the corporate agenda. Take Stella Bradberry, for example. One of the few female executives at AE, she is quickly moving up the corporate ladder. Despite a cushy salary, a husband of 20 years, and two children, she finds herself embroiled in a passionate affair with her 20-year-old assistant, Rhys. And then there is Bella Chambers, a young single mother who works as a personal assistant at the company and is having an affair with her high-stakes-player boss, James. As these relationships move toward their inevitable conclusions, readers are given a front-row seat to the urgent e-mails, the frantic text messages, and the growing anxiety of two hardworking women who have lost control over their lives and themselves. In Office Hours is a smart, funny, head-shaking look at the shady side of the corporate street and the behavior of those who inhabit it. --Carol Gladstein

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