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EXTRAVAJANZA! A Tale of Surviving January in 31 Resolutions (Short Story)

By Stella Newman

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  • £P.O.R.

A fun and festive e-short in the vein of A Pear Shaped Christmas from Stella Newman, the much-loved author of Pear Shaped, Leftovers and The Dish

Did you love Stella Newman's Pear Shaped and Leftovers? Did you salivate over The Dish? Well, here's another slice of delicious romantic comedy from Stella with a festive twist.

'Sharp, sweet and satisfying all at once' Kate Long on Pear Shaped

Stella Newman. Fiction has never tasted so good.

Biographical Notes

Stella Newman studied English at Sussex University, then went on to work in advertising, at the BBC and then as a professional food taster. She is now a full-time writer, based in London and has written three novels: Pear Shaped, Leftovers and The Dish, as well as the festive e-short story, A Pear Shaped Christmas. She blogs about restaurants, food and writing at www.stellanewmansblogspot.com and you can follow her on twitter @stellanewman.

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  • ISBN: 9781472220141
  • Publication date: 29 Dec 2016
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