Five years after leaving university, Lizzie Jordan considers herself one of life’s failures.
Unlike her highflying friends, Lizzie works as a typist, shares a grotty flat and ‘makes do’ with an unexciting boyfriend. She’s also never really been able to get over Brian, the handsome American student she dated at university, who is now a hugely successful Wall Street banker. Lizzie still corresponds with Brian by email but the life she describes to him, with its extravagant parties and million-pound business deals, bears little relation to reality.
Then one day, Brian announces he’s coming to stay. How can she conceal from him the fact that the glamorous lifestyle she’s been describing to him all these years is based on a tissue of lies? Ever resourceful, Lizzie comes up with a cunning plan. But the best-laid plans have a habit of going horribly wrong.
Praise for Chrissie Manby
‘Very funny, hugely feel-good, and the perfect antidote for anyone who worries that the only career ladder they’ve achieved is a run in their tights’ – Fiona Walker ‘Nothing short of brilliant’ – Marie Claire