Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

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Thorndike Press, 2004 - Fiction - 488 pages
She's a dazzling independent beauty journalist turned secret agent, and she's got her priorities right on the money: pack the hairdryer first, the nerve agent dispenser later. Her name is Olivia Joules ("as in the unit of kinetic energy") and she's ready to take America by storm with charm, style, and her infamous Overactive Imagination. Could her arch-enemy truly be Pierre Ferramo, he of the hooded eyes, impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth, exotic international homes, and dubious French accent? Could he be a terrorist bent on the destruction of the Western world, or is it just Olivia's imagination investing a naughty playboy with deadly significance?

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Spy Fiction - Chick Lit

User Review  - lise - Borders

If you love spy fiction and chick lit, then this is the book for you. It's a fun read and takes you around the world and back again as Olivia's overactive imagination gets the best of her and saves the day. Read full review


User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The Bridget Jones series is entertaining and witty, but this new Fielding novel is disappointing. Olivia Joules (orphaned at age 14) moves to London and works as a writer for an international ... Read full review

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Helen Fielding was born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England on February 19, 1958. She studied English at Oxford University. After college, she got a job working for the BBC television studios. She worked for numerous years as a newspaper and TV journalist. Her first book, Cause Celeb, was based on the experiences she had while filming documentaries in Africa for Comic Relief. Her other books include Bridget Jones's Diary, The Edge of Reason, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, Mad about the Boy, and Bridget Jones's Baby. She co-wrote the screenplays for the movies Bridget Jones's Diary and the sequel based on The Edge of Reason. She has received several awards including British Book of the Year in 1997 and the Evening Standard Award Best Screenplay in 2002. She works as a full-time novelist and screenwriter.

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