A Blonde in the Works
Set in Bogot, Colombia, in 1971, Claire Chesterton, blonde, on the flashy side, and bit overdone, arrives at the Trade Delegation as a typist. She fears that her marriageable time is up, when a makeover results in her unexpectedly having several suitors. This atmospheric and satirical story features a cast of characters including the delegations Number Three, the insidiously charming lush Jeremy Jooning, whose humdrum marriage quickly puts him on to the scent of Claires new-found confidence. Claires fragile hopes for success are quickly dashed by Joonings cruel infidelity when, at last, she finds herself on the brink of true liberation.
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This debut novel, an awkward hybrid of political drama, feminist text and chick lit, attempts to chronicle one woman's self-awakening in the early '70s. Claire Chesterton is a British civil servant ... Read full review