Running Away From Richard
By Chrissie Manby
Repackaged B format edition of the hilarious novel that sold 160,000 copies
Recently graduated from drama school, Lizzie Jordan is looking forward to a glittering career at the RSC. She's also looking forward to the next step in her relationship: becoming Mrs Richard Adams (Lizzie just knows that her artist boyfriend is about to propose any day now).
So how does Lizzie, just one month later, find herself sharing a cockroach-infested house in Venice Beach, California, working as a waitress in a transvestite bar, and pretending to be the fiancee of one of the biggest directors in Hollywood? Why does life never seem to work out the way Lizzie Jordan planned?
Praise for Chrissie Manby
'A great novel for anyone who's ever been dumped' - Company
'A fun romp' - Woman's Way
Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.
Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.
You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.
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10 Oct 2005
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A laugh-every-page, romping read. Excellent! — B
A great novel — Company
A great novel for anyone who's ever been dumped — Company
A fun romp - perfect holiday reading — Woman's Way - Dublin
Very funny, hugely feel-good, and the perfect antidote to anyone who worries that the only career ladder they've achieved is a run in their tights — Fiona Walker on LIZZIE JORDAN'S SECRET LIFE
In the best tradition of Kathy Lette, this is girl power at its most painfully funny — Helen Lederer on DEEP HEAT