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Chrissie Manby - What I Did On My Holidays.

Sophie Sturgeon can't wait for her annual summer holiday. Not only will it be a week away from work, it will be a chance to reconnect with her boyfriend Callum. So this upcoming trip to Majorca is a big deal. Sophie's spent a lot of time getting ready. She's bought a new wardrobe.more...Sophie Sturgeon can't wait for her annual summer holiday. Not only will it be a week away from work, it will be a chance to reconnect with her boyfriend Callum. So this upcoming trip to Majorca is a big deal. Sophie's spent a lot of time getting ready. She's bought a new wardrobe. She's been waxed to within an inch of her life. She's determined she and Callum will have the best time ever. Then Callum dumps her, the night before they're due to leave.

In a show of bravery and independence, Sophie says she'll go to Majorca alone - but in fact, she hides in her London flat. But when her friends, family, and even Callum seem so surprised and delighted at her single girl courage, Sophie decides to go all out and recreate the ultimate 'fake break' . . . with hilarious results.

Praise for Chrissie Manby (: )

'Be prepared to get completely lost in this deliciously funny read' *****

(Heat on CRAZY IN LOVE )

'Destined to keep you up until the small hours' ****

(Daily Mirror on CRAZY IN LOVE )

'Smartly written, extremely readable, and gives us a fascinating and funny glimpse into the dark side of love' (Heat )

'Dry wit that sits just beneath the surface . . . A delicious read'

(Daily Mail )

'Nothing short of brilliant'

(Marie Claire )


Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Published: May 13, 2013
Pages: 324

Chrissie Manby - Just In Case

Praise for Chrissie Manby (-)

'Manby's novels are made for holidays - light enough to pick up and put down, but entertaining enough to keep you happy by the pool.' (Glamour)

'Smart and entertaining, beach reading doesn't get much better than
more...Praise for Chrissie Manby (-)

'Manby's novels are made for holidays - light enough to pick up and put down, but entertaining enough to keep you happy by the pool.' (Glamour)

'Smart and entertaining, beach reading doesn't get much better than this!' **** (Closer)

'A gloriously delicious read! ... Packed with warm characters and hilarious situations' (www.handwrittengirl.com)

An absolute beaut for the deckchair . . . Manby's writing is effortlessly funny, but it's the warmth behind the comedy that kept me glued (Saga)

'The perfect summer escapist read' (www.chicklitcentral.com)

Book Description (-)

Never were there two less similar identical twins than Clare and Rosie Marwood. Though they were born within three minutes of each other and spent their childhoods dressed in matching outfits, they’ve grown up to have less in common than Kim Kardashian and the Duchess of Cambridge.

So both women are horrified when a luggage mix-up means that sensible Clare must attend a company conference in the United States with Rosie’s suitcase full of pink, frills and stripper heels, while flamboyant Rosie heads for a friend’s destination wedding in Italy's Tuscany with Clare’s case full of suiting and sensible courts. Both believe wearing the other’s clothes is going to ruin their chances: Clare’s of getting a promotion and Rosie’s of getting a snog. But as three days of literally having to walk in each other’s shoes unfold, will the sisters discover they should try to be more like each other after all?

This exclusive new novella (short novel at around 100 pages) by Chrissie Manby explores sisterhood, identity and love in a thoroughly summery way.


Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Published: May 6, 2014
Pages: 94

Chrissie Manby - The Snow Baby - A Christmas Novella

The Snow Baby is an exclusive festive novella from the author of 'A Proper Family Holiday' and 'A Proper Family Christmas'.

Christmas is no holiday for Kate Farley. As assistant manager of The Stables, a luxury hotel in the Cotswolds, she spends every December 25th on
more...The Snow Baby is an exclusive festive novella from the author of 'A Proper Family Holiday' and 'A Proper Family Christmas'.

Christmas is no holiday for Kate Farley. As assistant manager of The Stables, a luxury hotel in the Cotswolds, she spends every December 25th on duty. But Kate loves working in the beautiful country house with its fabulous decorations and roaring log fires and she enjoys the company of the loyal guests who return year after year for three days of festive fun and over-indulgence. Making sure they have the best possible time gives Kate a great sense of pride However this year, The Stables has some unexpected visitors who need more than mince pies, a big dinner and champagne. Will Kate be able to give them the Christmas they deserve or will a good turn lead to a festive fiasco?


About the Author

Chrissie Manby is the author of eighteen romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her recent novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.

Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.

You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.

Praise for Chrissie Manby (:)

Deliciously funny (Heat)

Hilarious . . . I loved it. Six stars, hurrah! (Daily Mail)

This sassy and addictive read will make you laugh - a lot! (Closer)

Manby's novels are made for holidays. (Glamour)

Nothing short of brilliant (Marie Claire)

A gloriously delicious read! . . . Packed with warm characters and hilarious situations (www.handwrittengirl.com)


Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Published: Nov 20, 2014
Pages: 91

Chrissie Manby - Fairy Tale for Christmas, A by Chrissie Manby (2016-11-03)

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Published: Jan 1, 1807

Chrissie Manby - The Christmas List (Kindle Single)

What if you got exactly what you wanted this Christmas? Find out why you should be careful what you wish for in best-seller Chrissie Manby's (Getting Over Mr Right, Seven Sunny Days) exclusive Christmas novella.

It’s the 1st of December and Milly Arnold is facing a miserable
more...What if you got exactly what you wanted this Christmas? Find out why you should be careful what you wish for in best-seller Chrissie Manby's (Getting Over Mr Right, Seven Sunny Days) exclusive Christmas novella.

It’s the 1st of December and Milly Arnold is facing a miserable Noel. Newly single, the last thing she wants to do is join her settled sister and her young family for the first of their traditions: the writing of the Christmas lists. However Milly’s nephews have other ideas and insist she writes a list of her own (with illustrations to help Father Christmas decipher her terrible handwriting). Milly duly makes a request for a bunch of roses, some chocolate and a new pair of shoes. She doesn’t expect to get any of it.

However, that very day, a box of chocolates appears, swiftly followed by the roses. And when Milly wins a voucher to buy a pair of shoes, she begins to wonder if there’s something in this Christmas cosmic ordering after all. She quickly amends her first letter. However, as Christmas gets closer and the items she requested appear in increasingly unexpected ways, Milly starts to worry that Santa might be taking her list just a little too literally...


Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Published: Feb 2, 2015
Pages: 100

Chrissie Manby - A Proper Family Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year ...thank goodness! So keep calm this festive season and treat yourself to the warm, wonderful new novel from Chrissie Manby. Take one Queen Bee: Annabel Buchanan, with a perfect house in the country, a rich husband and a beautiful daughter, Izzy ...and one large, loudmore...Christmas comes but once a year ...thank goodness! So keep calm this festive season and treat yourself to the warm, wonderful new novel from Chrissie Manby. Take one Queen Bee: Annabel Buchanan, with a perfect house in the country, a rich husband and a beautiful daughter, Izzy ...and one large, loud family: the Bensons. What happens when their worlds collide? When Izzy suddenly falls dangerously ill, adoptee Annabel has to track down her biological family to see if they can help her daughter. But can she see past the Bensons' brash exteriors to the warm, loving people they are at heart? With December just around the corner, is it too much to hope that the Bensons and the Buchanans can have a proper family Christmas?

Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Published: Nov 6, 2014
Pages: 448
ISBN: 034099276X

Chrissie Manby - A Proper Family Holiday

Could you survive a week-long holiday with your entire family? Newly single magazine journalist Chelsea Benson can't think of anything worse. Your grubby small nephew torpedoing any chance of romance with the dishy guy you met on the plane ...Your eighty-five-year-old granddad chatting up ladiesmore...Could you survive a week-long holiday with your entire family? Newly single magazine journalist Chelsea Benson can't think of anything worse. Your grubby small nephew torpedoing any chance of romance with the dishy guy you met on the plane ...Your eighty-five-year-old granddad chatting up ladies at the hotel bar ...Getting nothing but sarcastic comments from your older sister, who's always been the family favourite ...And all this is before your parents drop their bombshell. Is a week enough time for the Bensons to put their differences aside and have some fun? Or is this their last ever proper family holiday? Heartwarming and funny, this is the perfect summer read for fans of SOPHIE KINSELLA and LINDSEY KELK. And provides a great excuse for ignoring your annoying family members ...

Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Published: Jun 5, 2014
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1444742736

Chrissie Manby - Kate's Wedding

Reviews

'Fun and perfect if you enjoy frothy, frivolous yarns.'

(Sun)

'Hilariously funny in its bridezilla moments, but sweetly poignant in others, this is a brilliant tale of families and fairy tales' ****

(Closer)

more...Reviews

'Fun and perfect if you enjoy frothy, frivolous yarns.'

(Sun)

'Hilariously funny in its bridezilla moments, but sweetly poignant in others, this is a brilliant tale of families and fairy tales' ****

(Closer)

'Manby is on tip-top form here, the ending in particular was quite hilarious and is definitely a book Manby fans and Royal Wedding fans will absolutely lap up.'

(www.chicklitreviews.com)

'Whip yourself into a royal wedding frenzy . . . Fans of chick lit will find this fun, frothy reading' ****

(Heat)

Book Description

Just in time for the wedding season, this is tongue-in-cheek, laugh-out-loud chick lit by bestselling author Chrissie Manby.

Product Description

Thirty-nine-year-old Kate had almost given up on love when she met her fiance. Now she's planning for the wedding she never dreamed she'd have. But things seem to be slipping out of her control. Diana, born on the day of the 1981 Royal Wedding, never doubted that one day she would find her prince. Newly engaged, and with daddy's credit card in her grasp, she's in full Bridezilla mode. Against the backdrop of the other couple getting married in April 2011, both women prepare for the most important day of their lives. But will each bride get her perfect day? Or will it all become a right royal fiasco?

About the Author

Chrissie Manby is the author of seventeen romantic comedy novels including Crazy in Love and Getting Over Mr Right. Raised in Gloucester, Chrissie now lives in London. Her life is a tragic merry-go-round of parties, spa breaks and buying shoes.


Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Published: Apr 17, 2014
Pages: 356