Mad About The Boy

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Penguin Random House Australia, Nov 1, 2002 - Fiction - 396 pages
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Of all the nightmare options that passed through Antonia Heaveringham's head when her husband Hugo uttered the words, 'I've got something to tell you . . .', a coming out speech never figured. Suddenly alone in their adopted home of Sydney, with no friends save for her six-year-old son Tom and a pair of jewelled Jimmy Choo mules, Antonia soon finds that an attractive single woman is not nearly so welcome on the champagne social scene as the wife of a glamorous English aristocrat. It is only the arrival of Hugo's outrageous lavender-haired Uncle Percy that lifts her out of her depression - and propels her into the gym to combat the effects of some serious comfort eating. There she meets the mysterious James, who leads her into a shadowy world of criminals, corruption and high-stakes property deals. But what starts out as a lark leads her into a situation where keeping a secret becomes a matter of life, death - and love.

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Readers may be tempted to start laughing before they even open Maggie Alderson's latest book Mad about the Boy. From her track record of seriously witty works, you'd be forgiven for expecting anything ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines - editing four of them, including British ELLE - and two newspapers. For many years she covered the international fashion shows.

She has published six bestselling novels and four collections of her columns from Good Weekend magazine. She co-edited two books of short stories in aid of the charity War Child and also, In Bed With, a collection of erotic short stories by well-known women writers.

She is married, and has one daughter and twelve pairs of Prada shoes.

'At last we've found her, the female Seinfeld. Warm, witty, wise and well-dressed, Alderson is the haute couture of humour.' - Kathy Lette

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