In Office Hours

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2011 - Businesswomen - 342 pages
5 Reviews

'Funny, frank and shrewd, this comic novel is always on the money'

'Whip-smart and blisteringly observant. Funny, truthful and cracking satire'

Stella Bradberry and Bella Chambers work at the same high-achieving, high-end London firm. Bella is a pretty, young single mum, but an assistant to men with half her smarts. Stella, a go-getting, multi-tasking mother of two, has a seat on the board firmly in her sights.

But then these two sharp, intelligent women do something rash- they embark on affairs with male colleagues they wouldn't look twice at outside work. Suddenly, both are telling lies to friends, loved ones and workmates. In the grip of passions they cannot, nor wish to, control, they carelessly break all the rules, sabotaging friendships and careers.

They've risked their livelihoods for love. But ending an affair is always harder than beginning one . . .

'Kellaway is very funny and acutely observant about workplace politics - the office here is a hotbed of passion and betrayal'

'I didn't want to put it down'

'Acutely observed'

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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  - triscuit - LibraryThing

Conundrums of of falling in love at work, the Blackberry edition. Very much of its time and place. I am reminded of a comment by a lawyer giving a workshop on harrassment - affairs happen at work and ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lucy Kellaway is the FT's management columnist. She lives in London and is married with four children

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