Win a Family Weekend Break with Lovereading and VisitWiltshire - click here for details...

Search our site
Once A Pilgrim by James Deegan Read the opening extract of the brand new James Deegan book before its publication on 25/01/2018

Gemma Burgess Book and Novel

Gemma Burgess - Author


Gemma Burgess grew up in various cities in Australia and Asia, mostly Hong Kong. Her love of reading and writing probably came from being taught at home by her English teacher mother for the first few months of every move.

She went to university in Sydney, where indecision led her to a triple major Bachelor of Arts in English, History and Theatre, followed by a Journalism course.

Gemma moved to London when she was 22 with not much more than £400 and the address of a hostel in Bayswater. She started working as a copywriter, writing for one of Microsoft's agencies, where she would hide in the toilets and cry because she couldn't understand the technical stuff she was writing. Over time, Gemma moved to better and more exciting agencies, until she finally had the experience to become a freelancer and - more importantly - the confidence to write her own stuff.

This, of course, wasn't the point of her 20s: the point was to have as much fun as possible without going over her overdraft. Gemma also had her heart broken more times than is worth reporting, and more bad dates than she cares to admit. Finally, at 3am in a bad nightclub in Chelsea, Gemma met a tall, loud Irish guy who she married in April 2010. He makes her laugh so much that she is in constant danger of incontinence. Which just shows that any club that will play S Club 7 without irony isn't all bad.

If you like Gemma Burgess you might also like to read books by Nicky Schmidt and Miranda Dickinson.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Gemma Burgess

A Girl Like You by Gemma Burgess
A Girl Like You
Gemma Burgess
A Girl Like You is the second book from Gemma Burgess. Her first novel, The Dating Detox, was published in 2010 to rave reviews. This latest one is laugh out loud funny, smart, plotty and funny! If you liked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2011

Loading other books by Gemma Burgess...


Author Info

Author's Website

www.gemmaburgess.com/
Loading twitter updates...

Author's Blog

gemmaburgess.com/blog/

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Gemma Burgess and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools