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    • ISBN:9780755352371
    • Publication date:09 Jul 2009

Azur Like It

By Wendy Holden

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'A modern day Jilly Cooper' Glamour. Comedy and romance in the South of France from the bestselling author of MARRYING UP, WENDY HOLDEN.

Kate, a journalist in a small northern town, is fed up with covering black pudding championships for the Slackmucklethwaite Mercury and living with Mum, Dad and Gran in a semi called Wits End. When evil tycoon Peter Hardstone takes over the paper, slashes budgets and sacks staff, Kate's career hits an all-time low. Gloom turns to glamour once Hardstone's sexy son arrives to work on the Mercury. And when Kate's sent with him to cover the glittering Cannes Film Festival, she can't believe her luck. But it's not all fun and games: behind the glitz and sunshine lies a dark mystery that is Kate's most challenging newspaper assignment yet.

Biographical Notes

Number one bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.

Visit her on her website www.wendyholden.net, or follow her on Twitter @Wendy_Holden and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendyholdenauthor.

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  • ISBN: 9780755329779
  • Publication date: 07 Aug 2006
  • Page count: 512
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'Deliciously wicked & infectiously naughty - those are the only words to describe Wendy Holden's fifth novel, Azur Like It....I defy anyone to read it without a smile on their lips' Daily Mail, 5/9/03 — Daily Mail
Deliciously wicked & infectiously naughty - those are the only words to describe Wendy Holden's fifth novel, Azur Like It...I defy anyone to read it without a smile on their lips — Daily Mail
'I think she is fabulous' Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller, 23/1/04 — Bookseller
'Clever potshots from English bestseller Holden...Holden's deft management of a huge cast of zany types ensures that the breakneck pace never flags. Gleeful jumble of Brit-style slapstick, puns, and sly wit. Quite a treat' Kirkus Reviews 15/12/03 — Kirkus Reviews
'In this fun yarn, Kate gets her story, her perspective & the love of the good guy' Mirror, 6/9/03 — Mirror
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