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Gifted and Talented

By Wendy Holden

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It's the new university term among the dreaming spires. The start of a whole new life.

Meet Isabel, beautiful, clever, shy - and leaving home for the first time.

Meet Olly, recently graduated, idealistic and a little hopeless, a man whose heart leads his brain and for whom opportunity just hasn't come knocking - yet.

Meet Amber, the It girl who is soon partying with the fast set - and no-one is faster than Jasper de Borchy, glamorous leader of the notorious Bullinger club.

Meet the grown-ups: Diana, recently divorced mother-of-one, newly arrived in town to take up a post as college gardener - and Richard, the new college head, a widower, a scientist, and as lonely as some of the specimens he captures in his science lab.

The rich, the poor, the shy, the extrovert, the givers, the takers. Meet the Gifted and Talented.

Biographical Notes

Wendy Holden, a former journalist, is the author of eleven acclaimed bestsellers. She is a regular on TV and radio and writes for a wide range of publications. She is married, lives in the country and has two small children. Visit her on her website www.wendyholden.net, or follow her on Twitter @Wendy_Holden

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  • ISBN: 9780755385263
  • Publication date: 12 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 384
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'Wendy's writing is brilliant' — Jilly Cooper
'One of the country's greatest comic authors' — Daily Mirror
'Witty, wonderful' — Daily Mail
'So funny and readable you worry about the calorie content' — The Sunday Times
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