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Both comic and deeply serious. A truly dazzling debut.’ BERYL BAINBRIDGEJemima Weiss grew up with a special feeling for Action Man, American westerns, the Knights of the Round Table, bagels with cheddar on the top and, above all else, her family: her rumpled father, glamorous mother and four remarkable siblings. Now grown into a worldly yet deeply troubled woman, Jem reflects on her days as a young girl, even as she struggles not to be engulfed by the present.An edgy and deeply funny account about growing up in a close-knit family, and the difficulties of breaking away, in fact, of making oneself break away from the security of the family bonds.An extraordinarily brilliant piece of writing. Emma Richler has chosen to tell a classic tale, one which writers often cut their teeth on, but the voice and the style she brings to this novel is simply astonishing. The combination of ingenious comedy and absolutely devastating bombshells of detail makes this book a rare thing indeed.Great review coverage on hb publication. Featured in end-of-year round ups.Festival appearances throughout 2002

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This Christmas, the villagers of Middledip are off on a very Swiss adventure…Family means everything to Lily and Zinnia Cortez and, growing up in their non-conventional family unit, they and their two mums couldn’t have been closer.So it’s a bolt out of the blue when Lily finds that her father wasn’t the sperm donor she’s always believed, and learns that she was in fact the result of a one-night stand.Confused, but determined to discover her true roots, Lily sets out to find the family she’s never known – an adventure that takes her from the frosted, thatched cottages of Middledip to the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland, via a Christmas market or two along the way…

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She’s dated Mr Darcy…After being hounded by the paparazzi ever since news of their engagement got out, Gemma and Dominic are flying to Scotland for a much-needed romantic getaway. But they didn’t expect to find Dominic’s ex, Natalie, and her husband Rhys, on the very same flight! Landing in a torrential blizzard and with only one hire car (let alone a limo!) between them, the four share a lift….but as the snowdrifts move in, stranding them in an isolated castle, it seems they’ll be reunited for longer than planned!Now it’s time to say ‘I do!’In the face of adversity, Gemma does what any self-respecting celebrity fiancée would do: starts planning a last-minute wedding while she has Dominic to herself! After all, where better for a discreetly decadent wedding than in the middle of nowhere, miles from the nearest celebrity news desk? But marrying an A-lister away from prying eyes was never going to be easy. Will Gemma make it up the aisle? And, more importantly, now she’s miles away from Vera Wang, what is this fashionista going to wear?!And the Bride Wore Prada is the sensational first book in Katie Oliver’s long-awaited ‘Marrying Mr Darcy’ series, the follow-up to her best-selling ‘Dating Mr Darcy’ trilogy.Also by Katie Oliver:Prada and PrejudiceLove and LiabilityMansfield Larkand, coming soon:Love, Lies and LouboutinsManolos in Manhattan

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‘I laughed my slippers off!’ Alexandra BrownUnlucky in love, failed actress Libby Lomax has retreated into the world of classic movies, where the immortal lives of the screen goddesses offer so much more in the way of romance than her own life.After a terrible day where she has embarrassed herself in front of heartthrob actor Dillon O’Hara, she plonks herself down on her battered couch in front of her trillionth viewing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Libby is gobsmacked to find actual Screen Icon, Audrey Hepburn, sitting beside her. Dressed in her little black dress, wearing her trademark sunglasses, Audrey offers advice to the hapless Libby between ladylike puffs on her vintage cigarette holder.Has Libby got what it takes to turn her life from a Turkey to a Blockbuster? With a little bit of Audrey Hepburn magic, she might just pull it off…

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‘I laughed my slippers off!’ Alexandra BrownAfter dating the hottest man on the planet, Dillon O’Hara, Libby Lomax has come back down to earth with a bump. Now she’s throwing herself into a new relationship and is determined to be a better friend to best pal, Ollie, as he launches his new restaurant.Despite good intentions, Libby is hugely distracted when a newly reformed Dillon arrives back on the scene, more irresistible than ever. And when another unwelcome guest turns up on her battered sofa in the form of Marilyn Monroe, Libby would willingly bite her own arm off for a return to normality.

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The heat is on…Book 4 in the ‘Wild Heat’ series – the hottest new firefighter series of the year!Graci-ella Santana is hired to photograph and produce a calendar of the hunky firemen of Station Thirty-two. Gossip flourishes about the sexy lady behind the camera… and her hands on approach to bring out every man’s best assets! Why, the firemen are practically falling over each other to be the next one posed to her satisfaction.Boyd Calloway’s having none of it. He’s in the midst of a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife. The last thing he needs is to provide the drug-dealing ex’s unsavory lawyer with a calendar filled with suggestive photographs that might prove Boyd an unfit example to his son.When the Captain at the station insists Boyd participate in the shoot, passion explodes between him and Graci-ella to a degree neither is ready or equipped to handle. She can’t commit. He can’t trust. Yet, neither can walk away from the other.Only, Boyd soon finds out that to get the evidence he needs to convict his ex and safeguard his child, he has to ask the last person he wants to for help. And Graci-ella has no choice but to come to the rescue of her one hot hero.

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Give in to your love of scandal, secrets and shopping with the sparkling Marrying Mr Darcy trilogy – the perfect Christmas treat for Jane Austen fans. And the Bride Wore Prada…She’s dated Mr Darcy…Hounded by the paparazzi ever since news of their engagement broke, Gemma and Dominic are flying to Scotland for a romantic getaway. But they didn’t expect to find Dominic’s ex, Natalie, and her husband Rhys, on the very same flight – or to be snowed in!Where better for a discreetly decadent wedding than in the middle of nowhere? But marrying an A-lister away from prying eyes was never going to be easy. Will Gemma make it up the aisle? And, more importantly, now she’s miles away from Vera Wang, what is this fashionista going to wear?!Love, Lies and Liability…The course of a celebrity marriage never did run smooth…Gemma Heath has managed to get her rock-star husband Dominic to settle down – and has the ring to prove it! But when she sees photos of Dominic on his private jet with the latest pop sensation, Gemma can’t help but assume the worst.When her old flame Jack resurfaces, Gemma can’t resist engaging in some extra-marital flirtation of her own. But she wasn’t prepared for her old attraction to resurface! Gemma has a decision to make – and running away from her problems has never been her style. Especially not when she’s in sky-high stilettos!Manolos in ManhattanShe’s a fiancée of good fortune…Strutting down Park Avenue in her new Manolos, Holly James looks like a woman who has it all. But beneath the Prada sunglasses, Holly has a mounting list of decidedly unfabulous problems.Being kissed by film star Ciaran Duncan should have been a much-needed boost to Holly’s ego. But losing herself in the moment is impossible, since she’s still fuming after meeting English lawyer Hugh Darcy. He’s easily the most arrogant man in Manhattan…so why can’t Holly stop thinking about him? Suddenly, Holly’s torn between three eligible bachelors…and it’s proving more difficult than choosing between a Manolo Blanik and a Jimmy Choo – especially since men are non-refundable!

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Ella is Darnley’s fiancée, newly installed in his California beach house and working a dream job in his growing empire. But when Ella and Darnley’s past histories begin to unravel, everything Ella’s ever dreamed of is heading for a derail. And not only is she in danger, she could lose Darnley forever.Ella’s life should be a breeze. She’s Darnley’s fiancée, newly installed in his California beach house and teaching in the specialist training facility he set up as part of his growing empire. But when his past explodes and threatens to derail everything, and ghosts from her own history return, her ex, Ryan, makes Ella an offer she can’t refuse. Now she’s not only in danger, she may lose Darnley forever …

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Ella’s walked out on a bad scene with Ryan to fall straight into Darnley Wolfe’s arms. And Ella’s never experienced passion like this from such a complex man, because Darnley has a scandalous past, a taste for dominance, and is the chief of a global empire.Ella and Darnley collide again and again and can’t leave each other alone. But Ella’s ex, Ryan, has stolen a valuable patent from Darnley and implicated Ella in his criminal web. Darnley gives Ella the benefit of the doubt and his protection, but she finds that Darnley’s love comes with steamy extras, including a penchant for sensual restraint, old traumas, and a family scandal that could destroy them both.

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Ella hoped Darnley’s traumatic past was in the past, but it has surfaced in a terrifying twist. To keep her safe he insists she move in. By night their love life grows murkier as the costly bracelets he gave her take on a scary new role, while by day he must face his demons to fight for justice …Ella hoped Darnley’s traumatic past was in the past, but it has surfaced in a terrifying twist. To keep her safe he insists she move in. By night their love life grows murkier as the costly bracelets he gave her take on a scary new role, while by day he must face his demons to fight for justice …