Handbags and Gladrags

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Penguin Books Limited, Nov 11, 2004 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Emily Pointer would rather jog naked through Harvey Nichols' beauty hall than be seen with last season’s handbag. A fashion stylist with Chic magazine, Emily is a natural blonde, a effortless size 10, travels the world for work and gets 30% discount at Prada. As far as she's concerned, life is perfect. So surely a night of wild sex with a hunky Australian photographer during the fashion show season in Milan will be just another fabulous experience to add to the package? Instead, Emily starts to discover that life can be messy- and the designer clothes in your closet can be squeezed out by the skeletons lurking in there too. From the bestselling author of Pants on Fire and a former magazine editor herself, comes the delicious tale of a woman who was kidding herself that another Birkin bag was all she needed to achieve fulfilment.

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About the author (2004)

Maggie Alderson has worked on nine magazines and currently has a weekly column in The Times. She lived in Australia for 8 years, returning here in 2001. Her first novel Pants on Fire was a UK bestseller, and she was a co-editor of the charity anthology Big Night Out. Her most recent novel Mad About the Boy is published by Penguin. She is married with a baby daughter and moves a lot.

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