Stella Newman - Author

About the Author

Stella Newman studied English at Sussex University. She lives in London and is a freelance copywriter and keen amateur cook. She is currently writing her second novel and her first screenplay. She blogs about restaurants, food and writing at www.stellanewmansblog.blogspot.com

Featured books by Stella Newman

The Dish

The Dish

Author: Stella Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

The Dish by Stella Newman is the new novel from the much-loved author of Pear Shaped and Leftovers. This is a warm, passionate novel that will delight fans of Jill Mansell and Mhairi McFarlane and leave you happy and hungry in equal measure. Love is on the menu. With a side order of lies. When Laura Parker first crosses forks with Adam Bayley, she's only after one thing: his custard doughnut. But when she takes a closer look she sees a talented, handsome man who outshines the string of jokers she's been dating. There's just one problem. Adam's job means Laura has to keep her job as restaurant critic for The Dish, a secret. Tricky for someone who prides herself on honesty. Can the truth be put on ice long enough for love to flourish? And how can you expect your boyfriend to be honest if you're not quite telling the truth yourself? Stella Newman. Fiction has never tasted so good.

Pear-Shaped

Pear-Shaped

Author: Stella Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2012

Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl loses mind. Sophie Klein walks into a bar one Friday night and her life changes. She meets James Stephens: charismatic, elusive, and with a hosiery model ex who casts a long, thin shadow over their burgeoning relationship. He's clever, funny and shares her greatest pleasure in life - to eat and drink slightly too much and then have a little lie down. Sophie's instinct tells her James is too good to be true - and he is.

Other books by Stella Newman

The Happiness Recipe

The Happiness Recipe

Author: Stella Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

A novel about friendship, hope and the power of pasta from the bestselling author of Pear Shaped. According to a magazine, Susie is a `Leftover' - a post Bridget-Jones 30 something who has neither her dream man, job, nor home. She doesn't even own six matching dinner plates. According to her friend Rebecca, Susie needs to get over her ex, Jake, start online dating - or at least stop being so rude to every guy who tries to chat her up. But Susie's got a plan. If she can just make it the 307 days till her promotion and bonus, she can finally quit and pursue her dream career in food, then surely everything else will fall into place. If only her love life wasn't so complicated... A sharp, witty and refreshing novel about love, friendship and enjoying what's left on the table.

EXTRAVAJANZA! A Tale of Surviving January in 31 Resolutions (Short Story)

EXTRAVAJANZA! A Tale of Surviving January in 31 Resolutions (Short Story)

Author: Stella Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 29/12/2016

Did you love Stella Newman's Pear Shaped and Leftovers? Did you salivate over The Dish? Well, here's another slice of delicious romantic comedy from Stella with a festive twist. 'Sharp, sweet and satisfying all at once' Kate Long on Pear ShapedStella Newman. Fiction has never tasted so good.

Seven Steps to Happiness

Seven Steps to Happiness

Author: Stella Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Do you love Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and Jill Mansell? If so, Stella Newman is for you! Is there a formula for happiness? If it's Netflix, two-for-one Malbec and the perfect toasted-cheese sandwich, Lenny has it covered. But when her friend Juliet finds herself at rock bottom, Lenny realises it's going to take more than that to fix her. Luckily help is at hand in the form of HappyGuru: a plan which promises happiness in seven easy steps. So when Lenny is asked to research it, she puts scepticism aside and persuades Juliet they should give it a go. The friends quickly find themselves immersed in mindfulness, juice cleanses and death-defying circus stunts. Yet as Juliet becomes increasingly buoyant, things only get more complicated for Lenny. Can it be that happiness is only seven steps away? A funny and moving novel of friendship, heartbreak, and the restorative power of melted cheese.

The Foodie's Guide to Falling in Love

The Foodie's Guide to Falling in Love

Author: Stella Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

The Foodie's Guide to Falling in Love was previously published as The Dish. The Foodie's Guide to Falling in Love by Stella Newman is the third novel from the much-loved author of Pear Shaped and Leftovers. This is a warm, passionate novel that will delight fans of Jill Mansell and Mhairi McFarlane and leave you happy and hungry in equal measure. Love is on the menu. With a side order of lies. When Laura Parker first crosses forks with Adam Bayley, she's only after one thing: his custard doughnut. But when she takes a closer look she sees a talented, handsome man who outshines the string of jokers she's been dating. There's just one problem. Adam's job means Laura has to keep her job as restaurant critic a secret. Tricky for someone who prides herself on honesty. Can the truth be put on ice long enough for love to flourish? And how can you expect your boyfriend to be honest if you're not quite telling the truth yourself? Stella Newman. Fiction has never tasted so good.

The Dish

The Dish

Author: Stella Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

The Dish by Stella Newman is the new novel from the much-loved author of Pear Shaped and Leftovers. This is a warm, passionate novel that will delight fans of Jill Mansell and Mhairi McFarlane and leave you happy and hungry in equal measure. Love is on the menu. With a side order of lies. When Laura Parker first crosses forks with Adam Bayley, she's only after one thing: his custard doughnut. But when she takes a closer look she sees a talented, handsome man who outshines the string of jokers she's been dating. There's just one problem. Adam's job means Laura has to keep her job as restaurant critic for The Dish, a secret. Tricky for someone who prides herself on honesty. Can the truth be put on ice long enough for love to flourish? And how can you expect your boyfriend to be honest if you're not quite telling the truth yourself? Stella Newman. Fiction has never tasted so good.

Pear Shaped Christmas

Pear Shaped Christmas

Author: Stella Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2014

Did you love Stella Newman's Pear Shaped and Leftovers? In A Pear Shaped Christmas, her characters return to delight fans and newcomers alike with a snortingly hilarious tale of how one high profile Christmas ad for a supermarket chain can go so horribly wrong in the course of a year. A treat if you can't get enough of Jill Mansell, Jenny Colgan and Lucy Diamond.'I want a TV ad just like John Lewis's - only better!'That's what Devron, the head of marketing at Fletchers supermarket wants - and what Devron wants, Devron gets - or else. It'll be fine, though. Vicky has eleven months to make the nation's new favourite Christmas ad, that's more than enough time. Unless something, or someone, gets in her way...A tale of turkey and tears, mince pies and mayhem.

Pear Shaped

Pear Shaped

Author: Stella Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2014

The UK Number One ebook bestseller'What a fantastic book. Really quite brilliant, way superior to standard chick-litso well written, fresh, insightful, funnyhonest and very contemporary. Fantastic dialogue. Great characters. There's so much that's fresh and fun, including the food world which I loved.' Henry Fitzherbert, Sunday ExpressGirl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl loses mind. Sophie Klein walks into a bar one Friday night and her life changes. She meets James Stephens: charismatic, elusive, and with a hosiery model ex who casts a long, thin shadow over their burgeoning relationship. He's clever, funny and shares her greatest pleasure in life - to eat and drink slightly too much and then have a little lie down. Sophie's instinct tells her James is too good to be true - and he is. An exploration of love, heartbreak, self-image, self-deception and lots of food. Pear Shaped is in turns smart, laugh-out-loud funny and above all, recognizable to women everywhere. What people are saying about Pear Shaped'If you are a girl with a passion for food, this modern city heartbreak is the book for you.' Heat Magazine 'A fabulous first novel by a British writerHer writing is witty and snappy and she is hilarious on the food industry I also found her fascinating on the methodology of contemporary dating.' Wendy Holden'Pear Shaped is Stella's first book and what a victorious debut it is. With a wonderful lead character who is impossible not to like, a horrible boyfriend, witty dialogue and a vast quantity of delicious sweets and desserts, this book is for anyone who has loved and lost. A sharp, refreshing and occasionally sad story, that tells beautifully, of the balance between love and insanity, it is an honest tale of discovery and finally accepting who you are, cellulite marks and all.' Handwritten Girl'Pear Shaped is the best sort of guilty pleasure, from the copious puddings our heroine Sophie tests in her day job, to the relationship she just knows is wrong for her but can't seem to give up. You'll shout out loud willing her to dump him, and cry with laughter as you recognise all the daft things we do when we're in love. And then you'll have a second helping of pudding and fall in love with Stella Newman's quick wit and her clever portrayal of that delicate balance between food, love and insanity.' Kathleen Baird-Murray

Leftovers

Leftovers

Author: Stella Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

A novel about friendship, hope and the power of pasta from the bestselling author of Pear Shaped. According to a magazine, Susie is a `Leftover' - a post Bridget-Jones 30 something who has neither her dream man, job, nor home. She doesn't even own six matching dinner plates. According to her friend Rebecca, Susie needs to get over her ex, Jake, start online dating - or at least stop being so rude to every guy who tries to chat her up. But Susie's got a plan. If she can just make it the 307 days till her promotion and bonus, she can finally quit and pursue her dream career in food, then surely everything else will fall into place. If only her love life wasn't so complicated... A sharp, witty and refreshing novel about love, friendship and enjoying what's left on the table.

It's Not Me It's You: Tales of love, heartbreak... and serial killers

It's Not Me It's You: Tales of love, heartbreak... and serial killers

From rubbish boyfriends to the seriously broken hearted, serial killers to serial daters and dating detoxers; this collection of extracts is the perfect antidote to Valentine's Day.Pear Shaped: "e;A fabulous first novel by a British writer...Her writing is witty and snappy."e; Wendy HoldenThe Man Diet: Join one woman on her quest to end bad romance.Kiss and Die: "e;If you like gory thrillers, you won't be disappointed."e; Closer magazineRubbish Boyfriends: We've all had them - but can Dayna find the diamond amongst the rough?Broken Hearts: "e;The dramatic twists will keep you guessing until the very end."e; CloserThe Dating Detox: "e;For those waiting to option the next Bridget Jones, Gemma Burgess answers back."e; Vanity Fair DailyIf Looks Could Kill: "e;Not for the faint of heart! Shocking and terrifying, it will chill you to the bone."e; Tess Gerritsen

Pear-Shaped

Pear-Shaped

Author: Stella Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2012

Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl loses mind. Sophie Klein walks into a bar one Friday night and her life changes. She meets James Stephens: charismatic, elusive, and with a hosiery model ex who casts a long, thin shadow over their burgeoning relationship. He's clever, funny and shares her greatest pleasure in life - to eat and drink slightly too much and then have a little lie down. Sophie's instinct tells her James is too good to be true - and he is.

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