Simply Divine

by Wendy Holden | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0747261296 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 5/22/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, May 22, 2005
Bought from a member of the Expats-in-Zurich Yahoo Group.

Journal Entry 2 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Not the best chick lit in the world, but fun nevertheless...

Amazon Review
Twentysomething, magazine journalist Jane has enough stress--breaking up with her boyfriend, falling in love with a man who leaves the country the next morning and the spare tyre around her waist--without the added headache of the glamorous socialite Champagne D'Vyne, who pops effervescently into her life and proceeds to sour everything as their lives become inextricably intertwined.
Meanwhile, her best friend Tally's crumbling ancestral mansion in Lower Bulge is about to be sold off unless Jane can find a rich knight to come to Tally's rescue and, while she's at it, nab one for herself. The reader is launched into the world of double-barrelled socialites like the Front-Bottomes and Uppe-Timmselves, and the offices of the "Gorgeous" and "Fabulous" magazine worlds where only girls with slim calves and tinted bikini lines get onto the front covers.

Simply Divine sparkles with Wendy Holden's sharp, acerbic wit as she bursts the bubble of high society's extravagant pretensions and leaves the reader choking at some of her more shocking sentiments:

"How could [Tally] see that far? ... This honing of the optics came, Jane imagined, courtesy of the genetic inheritance of generations of Venerys scanning the horizons of their vast acreage. Being grand, however, had its downsides too. Like the girls at Fabulous, Tally had always suffered the most agonising of periods. Blue blood was evidently more painful."
Wendy Holden holds nothing back in her outrageous satire on the rich and frivolous, from psychics to New Age ceremonies to modern, "glossy" bibles, she exposes the shallowness behind the façade --Nicola Perry

Journal Entry 3 by nice-cup-of-tea at Teddy Summer 2005 in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, May 27, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (5/27/2005 UTC) at Teddy Summer 2005 in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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