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Kathy Lette - Author


Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham.

She first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she’s written 11 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows, How to Kill Your Husband - and Other Handy Household Hints (staged by the Victorian opera) and The Boy Who Fell to Earth. She is known for her regular appearances on BBC and Sky news programmes. She is an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International, the White Ribbon Alliance and the NAS.

Kathy Lette lives in London with her husband, her autistic son (the actor Julius Robertson) and daughter, and can often be found at The Savoy drinking a cocktail named after her. Kathy is an autodidact (a word she taught herself), but has honorary doctorates from Southampton Solent and Wollongong Universities and a Senior Fellowship from Regent’s College.

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If you like Kathy Lette you might also like to read books by Allison Pearson, Jane Fallon and Jenny Eclair.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Kathy Lette

Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette
Reader Reviewed Best Laid Plans
Kathy Lette
Gosh, what a funny, emotional, romp of a story this is. Lucy begins her tale with the moment she gets arrested for picking up an undercover police officer while trying to find a prostitute for her 20 year old autistic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017
Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette
Courting Trouble
Kathy Lette
Tilly has the day from hell when she's sacked from her barristers' chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon. She escapes to her mother, Roxy. Roxy comes up with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette
Courting Trouble
Kathy Lette
Mother solicitor and barrister daughter, solicitor set up shop together in the wake of daughter Tilly’s failed marriage and career. Calling themselves Pandora’s they take on cases for women. A case of rape and revenge brings Tilly up against an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
The Boy Who Fell to Earth by Kathy Lette
The Boy Who Fell to Earth
Kathy Lette
Meet Merlin. He's Lucy's bright, beautiful son - who just happens to be autistic. Since Merlin's father left them in the lurch, Lucy has made Merlin the centre of her world. Struggling with the joys and tribulations of raising her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2013
Love Is Blind by Kathy Lette
Love Is Blind
Kathy Lette
Love is Blind: A Quick Read. A sexy, funny and heartwarming adventure - curl up and enjoy this fabulous story from Kathy Lette.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
To Love, Honour and Betray by Kathy Lette
To Love, Honour and Betray
Kathy Lette
The queen of the one-liners does it again with a tale that bowls along at great speed. She is such fun even when tackling meaty family problems, here centring on a marriage breakdown and child custody. It’s a good story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2009
How to Kill Your Husband - and Other Handy Household Hints by Kathy Lette
How to Kill Your Husband - and Other Handy Household Hints
Kathy Lette
The story of three women and their unsatisfactory marriages. Kathy has a sharp, witty style all her own. Full of one-liners, clever asides and a very modern take on life, she has created scenarios where the three sassy friends tread...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2006

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