In Office Hours

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2010 - Conduct of life - 304 pages
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Stella Bradberry and Bella Chambers work for AtlanticEnergy, a global oil company in London. Bella is a prettysingle mother who dropped out of college and is doomed towork as an invisible assistant to a series of men of half her intelligence.Stella is twenty years older, about to get a seat onthe board, and is the original no-glass-ceiling, high-achieving,multi-tasking mother of two. Everyone admires her; she’s sostraightforward and sensible. So what possesses both women toembark on pole-axing, heart-wrenching affairs with men theywouldn’t have looked at twice outside the office?

Smart, funny, moving and agonizing, In Office Hoursholds up a mirror to modern corporate life. It’s all here—thelies and sabotage, the strutting lunacy of CEOs, men’s choice ofsandwiches, women’s choice of affair underwear, taking creditfor others’ ideas, the building and crashing of egos . . . and theobsessive, dangerous conduct of work colleagues who, in thegrip of passion, break all the rules.

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User Review  - A_Reader_of_Fictions - LibraryThing

Stella is in her mid-forties, happily married with two children, and seriously successful at work. She is the only female executive at AE, a big oil company. Bella is in her late twenties/early ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barbara Elsborg - Goodreads

I picked this book up because - it said on the front - a funny and moving tale of two affairs - well it isn't funny. More plaudits on the back - comic novel, funny, etc etc - that obviously aren't ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

LUCY KELLAWAY is the Financial Times ās management columnist. She lives in London and is married with four children. She is the author of Martin Lukes: Who Moved My Blackberry?

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