The Camera Never Lies
A laugh out loud tale of life in the spotlight
By Tess Daly
A glamorous and revealing tale of love and betrayal behind the scenes from the popular Strictly Come Dancing presenter, Tess Daly
Britt Baxter is unaware of the effect she has on people. A big-hearted, no nonsense northern girl, she naturally looks for the best in everyone she meets, but in her attempts to make it as a model she finds she struggles against being pinned down on the casting couch by the most unlikely people...
So when a happy accident lands her a career as a presenter on breakfast television, it looks as if she has made it out of the modelling world of close-ups and cattle calls and into the big time - or at least daytime TV.
But scarcely has Britt had time to wonder at how far she has come, when backstage machinations propel her with ever increasing speed through a series of trapdoors and she soon realises that the drama backstage far eclipses anything that happens in front of the camera.
'Fun, sad and packed with glamour and deceit, this brilliantly written read will have you hooked.' 5*
'It's a whirlwind of glitz, glamour and sex.'
'The gorgeous and fearless Tess has stuck her neck out and written a delightfully sharp and well-observed novel (4 stars)'
'Tess has written a brilliant debut full of memorable characters and gasp-out-loud scenarios.'
Tess Daly worked as a model for ten years before moving to New York where she began to write for the likes of Paper Magazine. Tess made her first television presenter appearance on The Big Breakfast in 2000. She has gone on to present numerous shows including nine series of Strictly Come Dancing. Tess writes a weekly fashion column for The Mirror and has her own award winning Daly Beauty range. The Camera Never Lies is her debut novel following publication of The Baby Diaries in 2010 which documents her journey through motherhood. Tess is mum to two daughters Phoebe and Amber.
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26 Apr 2012
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'Fun, sad and packed with glamour and deceit, this brilliantly written read will have you hooked.' 5* — Closer
'It's a whirlwind of glitz, glamour and sex' — heat
'Tess has written a brilliant debut full of memorable characters and gasp-out-loud scenarios.' — Star
'The gorgeous and fearless Tess has stuck her neck out and written a delightfully sharp and well-observed novel (4 stars).' — Mirror
'If you've dreamed about going behind the scenes in the catty world of TV, then this book is for you! It's the perfect girlie read to snuggle up with and totally switch off.' — Woman magazine
'Sassy, glamorous and romantic - I curled up and devoured it in one sitting trying to work out if I recognised anyone from the world of TV.' — Tasmina Perry
'Stylish, sexy and fizzing with excitement. What a brilliant fun read.' — Grace Saunders
'There is a great set of characters, a good story that will keep you reading and it's well-written. Well done to Tess for breaking the celebrity novelist mould. I would definitely recommend.' — Chick-lit reviews (blog)
'A fascinating behind the scenes glimpse. Witty, entertaining and perfect heavenly escapism.' — Yasmin Mills
'The Camera Never Lies is one wonderful guilty pleasure.' — Trashionista
'Utterly fantastic chiclit book that makes me laugh, cry, frown and cheer and sometimes all at once! I LOVED IT! A great romance chicklit mixed with celebrity, drama and mystery.' — debrasbookcafe.blogspot.co.uk
'I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was incredibly entertaining with lots of glamour and tons of laughs thrown in... It certainly leaves you wondering what bits of the book are fiction and what is fact. I guess we'll never know and part of the fun is trying to work that out for ourselves! I would definitely recommend this as a great read.' — kimthebookworm.blogspot.co.uk