In Office Hours

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Jan 31, 2011 - Businesswomen - 304 pages
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Stella Bradberry and Bella Chambers work for AtlanticEnergy, a global oil company in London. Bella is a prettysingle mother who dropped out of college and is doomed towork as an invisible assistant to a series of men of half her intelligence.Stella is twenty years older, about to get a seat onthe board, and is the original no-glass-ceiling, high-achieving,multi-tasking mother of two. Everyone admires her; she's sostraightforward and sensible. So what possesses both women toembark on pole-axing, heart-wrenching affairs with men theywouldn't have looked at twice outside the office?

Smart, funny, moving and agonizing, In Office Hoursholds up a mirror to modern corporate life. It's all here--thelies and sabotage, the strutting lunacy of CEOs, men's choice ofsandwiches, women's choice of affair underwear, taking creditfor others' ideas, the building and crashing of egos . . . and theobsessive, dangerous conduct of work colleagues who, in thegrip of passion, break all the rules.

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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 Financial Times 's management columnist. She lives in London and is married with four children. She is the author of Martin Lukes: Who Moved My Blackberry?

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