"A wickedly funny, bitchy, romp set at the heart of the trendy London art scene." Publishing News UK
“Tyne O’Connell delivers some superbly sassy one-liners in this hilarious romp through the art world. Definitely a book for the modern girl.” CHAT Magazine UK
“A Clever chick-lit look at the highlife Brit style” USA TODAY
A fictional account of the the author's real life experiences in the Brit Art world of the ’90’s
From the stuffy grandeur of Mayfair galleries and auction houses to the high octane gritty glamour of the Shoreditch Art World - the story charges with all the energy of a night at the Groucho Club in Soho.
Saskia Williams is earning a pittance as a curator at the Mayfair Gallery where she works & has big dreams for her place in the art world.
She also has some romanticised notions about the men in it & she won’t be derailed by a passion for vintage clothes that threatens to bankrupt her, nor her Home Counties mother determined to marry her off to the first willing candidate.
But she IS about to discover that there's more to the blank white canvases of her gallery’s latest installation & even more to the tall dark handsome man who’s just walked in & written a big fat cheque for the the lot!
Mystery, suspense & love amongst the easels - an insiders peep at what’s really going on behind the fame, the money & the non-stop partying of the Art World.
London’s Art world and its famous personalities are richly embroidered throughout the intriguing story line.
“Bridget Jones on speed” The Guardian UK
“Full of hilarious cracking one-liners” BookChitChats
“Brings to mind Kathy Lette and Jilly Cooper” Mail on Sunday UK
“Lightening-fast comic twists.” Elle
“Ab Fab meets Sex In The City!” The Telegraph UK
“Makes This Life look tame by comparison.” Independent on Sunday
“A spirited page turner that is high on humour.” Company
“Full of high octane court room drama, lashings of comedy and crackling with un-zipped one liners.” BookChitChats
“Readers will no doubt enjoy this glimpse into sophisticated London nightlife.” American Library Association
“O’Connell’s debut is a delightful, lighthearted romp around Hollywood and the world of reality television.” – Booklist on The Sex Was Great But. . .
“A right Royal read.” The Mayfair Time
“….Verdict: Funny exposé of It-girlschool life.” - Elle Girl UK
“Evelyn delivers some superbly sassy one-liners in this hilarious romp. Definitely a book for the modern girl.” CHAT
“A right royal read!” - Cosmo Girl UK
“Bridget Jones for the early teen set.” - Washington Post USA
“Budding Anglophiles ….will soak up the flood of upper-class British culture in this book” – WASHINGTON COUNTY COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SERVICES
“Outrageously funny and a serious contender for the teen chick-lit throne.” – Claudia Mody, THE BOOKSELLER
“It is sure to have fans of the previous novels rolling on the floor laughing their royal crowns off.” SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, USA
“A tale of celebrity, catastrophe & ‘The Rules’ – Manhatten Style.”- Publishing News
“Wickedly Funny” – Publishing News
“Frothy and fast-paced” Publishers Weekly
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