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Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras By Grace Dent

Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras
by Grace Dent

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Keeping a diary isn`t exactly cool but Shiraz Bailey Wood (15) knows she'd best start writing one. She's going to need it in a few years when she writes her best-selling autobiography.

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Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras Summary


Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras: Book 1 by Grace Dent

For now, Shiraz is stuck on an estate in Goodmayes, Essex, with her sister Cava-Sue, her nightmare mum Diane and her loved-up mate Carrie. Hoodies, hip-hop and hanging about outside Claire's Accessories. Taking her flatulent Staffy for a walk. Lusting after local lad Wesley Barrington Baines II. It's a limited world for this loveable Essex dreamer. But when new English Teacher Miss Brackett arrives at Mayflower Academy, Shiraz is made to see there's more to life than getting excluded, suped up Vauxhall Novas and Chicago Town pizza. It's time Shiraz began thinking what she wants to do with life. And what sort of person she wants to be. A lot of snooty folk call Shiraz Bailey Wood a chav. Well if by 'Chav' you mean 'Charming, Hilarious, Articulate and Vibrant', Shizza doesn't mind that at all. Call her what you want. She don't care. She's keeping it real.

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Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras Reviews


Grace Dent gives her heroine real warmth and humour and avoids stereotyping for easy laughs * Books Quarterly (Waterstones) *
Grace Dent manages to create a witty, exciting and honest voice in the world of teenage fiction * Cambridge Style *
Grace Dent has managed to take one of society's distasteful figures of fun and flesh out a real human being * Aberdeen Evening Express *
I can't wait now to read the rest of the books in the series -- Caitlyn McFarlane, Trinity Academy * Teen Titles *
Yes, it's for teenagers, but it's so funny, you should read it anyway * Emerald Street Newsletter *
Grace Dent is hilarious. * Emerald Street Newsletter *

About Grace Dent


With THREE bestselling novels in the past 12 months, Grace Dent is undeniably one of the hottest names in teen fiction right now. THE IBIZA DIARIES, the fourth of her novels about the loveable Shiraz BW is released on June 19th 2008 and is set to be one of the most vital, hilarious reads for Summer 2008. Put simply: right now, no other author nails how young people REALLY speak and behave like Grace Dent. It's reached the point where SBW fans refuse to believe that the vivid Essex sensation is a fictional character! Messages and pleas for advice for Shiraz, Cava-Sue and the gang pour in day and night via Bebo and Myspace, MSN! Grace says: 'I've cajoled kids who claim to have never read anything longer than a text message into reading three entire novels and nagging for the fourth. This makes me insanely proud.'
Grace is a comedy writer and broadcaster specialising in all aspects of 'Pop Culture'. She is a presenter on The Culture Show on BBC2 and has recently interviewed Mitchell and Webb and the cast of Gavin and Stacey. She lives in East London with her husband, who works in the music industry. When she's not writing comedy Grace is to be found 'faffing about on the internet' or 'faffing about in the garden or kitchen' or 'just 'faffing about generally. I'm an excellent faffer.'

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GOR001022411
Diary of a Chav: Trainers v. Tiaras: Book 1 by Grace Dent
Grace Dent
Diary of a Chav
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Children's Group
2007-06-21
240
0340932171
9780340932179
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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