By Lisa Armstrong
Style editor Lisa Armstrong keeps her finger on the pulse of modern life with this hilarious romp through the the world of the alternative health farm.
Struggling for air in a Darwinian shark pond at work and a house that is falling to pieces around her ears, single mother Cat McGinty dreams of a new job, a new home and a new life of rural bliss.
Jess, her unpredictable, sexually hyperactive au pair and Lily, her ten- going on seventeen- year-old daughter would quite like to come with her.
When Cat unexpectedly inherits a run down health farm in the glorious Dorset countryside, miles from memories of her feckless ex and the demands of her disapproving feminist mother, it seems their prayers have been answered.
Unfortunately Butely is damper than the English channel, its patients tighter than a bad facelift and she has to share its ownership with a reclusive stranger who looks at Cat as if she were a particularly nasty strain of foot and mouth. But Cat can never resist a challenge, especially when Toby Marks, the world's Most Handsome Man, is the one offering it.
And that's just the start of her problems.
Lisa Armstrong became a journalist after graduating from Bristol University. She has worked on newspapers and magazines, and was Fashion Features Director of Vogue before becoming Style Editor at the Times. She lives in North London with her husband and two daughters.
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21 Jun 2004
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'A brilliantly funny read' - Heat
Praise for Lisa Armstrong:
'Lisa Armstrong has done for frocks what Jilly Cooper did for polo . . . She has a wry eye, and what she saw was the zeitgeist . . . a merrily entertaining novel with an eerie finger on the pulse of everything modern . . . irresistibly funny' - Victoria Mather in the Daily Mail
'There's no better book to flash from your Kelly bag as you had off to the sun, sex and sand than Dead Stylish...Fab!' - Elle
'High on swank, a biting tale' - Glamour
'Great escapism' - Woman's Own
'A wickedly funny second novel' - Heat on Dead Stylish
'A brilliantly funny read' - Heat on Bad Manors