When Charlie returns from the hotspots of the world, she is shocked to find her feisty girl adventures are not topics for conversation at dinner tables where the merits of marriage and maternity dominate. But who is really missing out? And can real domestic bliss only happen in wendy houses?
Returning to the luxuries of London after five years on location in the hotspots of the world, photojournalist Charlie feels like a fish out of water; her adventures are not topics for conversation at dinner tables where the merits of marriage, maternity and the latest marinade dominate.Her sister Kate, one-time sassy vixen, is now a young married with two small children, one large au pair, a stainless steel balloon whisk and an interior-designed house. Kate is also in retail therapy. And she is determined Charlie should follow suit. But can real domestic happiness only be played out in a wendy house When Charlie meets fellow photographer Andrew Edwards, a man with a government health warning tattooed to his forehead, it looks like independence isn't all it's cracked up to be...
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Jones is spot on with the social nuances of London life and the relationship between the two sisters a comic masterpiece Marie Claire Irreverent, reliably sexy, and razor-sharp on modern life and manners too Jessica Adams A funny, feisty, feel-good read Company A funny and insightful take on whether it's possible for a girl to have it all Cosmopolitan Replete with the kind of cutting satirical humour that made SHAGPILE a triumph over formulaic chick-lit stories Scotsman Anyone who s been travelling will recognise the feelings you experience on return Edwards-Jones takes up the debate of single and successful versus domestic goddesshood and asks just who and what the modern woman is supposed to be Glamour
About Imogen Edwards-Jones
IMOGEN EDWARDS-JONES is a freelance journalist who writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, Elle, Arena, Tatler and The Times. She is the author of two previous novels, MY CANAPE HELL and SHAGPILE.
The Wendy House by Imogen Edwards-Jones
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