Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

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Pan Macmillan, 2004 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Enter Olivia Joules: fearless, dazzling, independent beauty-journalist turned master-spy - a new heroine for the twenty-first century. In Miami for a face-cream launch, she spots Pierre Ferramo across a room. Dangerously charismatic and undeniably gorgeous, with impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth and exotic international homes, he seems almost too good to be true. But what if Ferramo is actually a major terrorist bent on destruction, hiding behind a smokescreen of fine wines, yachts and actresses slash models? Or is it all just a product of Olivia's overactive imagination? From the white heat of Miami to the implants of LA, the glittering waters of the Caribbean to the deserts of Arabia, Olivia Joules pits herself against the forces of terror armed with a hatpin, razor-sharp wits and a very special underwired bra. Helen Fielding has written a contemporary and utterly unputdownable thriller de luxe. 'A Bond-style romp. The thrills come thick and fast. Olivia is entirely successful as a heroine because she is witty, kind, entertaining, occasionally accident-prone, and has Bridget's warm intelligence and humorous insight in spades' Wendy Holden, Literary Review 'Shimmers and glares with wit, sophistication and humanity. Hurrah for Fielding!' Helen Brown, Independent on Sunday

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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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About the author (2004)

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire. She worked for many years in London as a newspaper and TV journalist,travelling as wildly and often as possible to Africa, India and Central America. She has written three previous novels: "Cause Celeb" (1994) "Bridget Jones's Diary" (1996) and "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (1999) and co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and the forthcoming sequel based on 'The Edge of Reason'. She now works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.

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