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Gifted and Talented by Wendy Holden
  

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Set in an unnamed university town of beautiful and ancient buildings, the action here largely takes place in a 1960’s concrete monstrosity. So begins the tongue-in-cheek romp. We have a mixture of classes and abilities, a mix-up of relationships and a very sweet romance. This is just pure, feel-good, comic stuff, so easy to relax and chuckle with.

If you like Wendy Holden you might also like to read books by Allison Pearson, Jane Costello and Julian Fellowes.

Synopsis

Gifted and Talented by Wendy Holden

Welcome to Branston College ...We are an academic institution in the heart of an ancient university town. Our architecture might not feature dreaming spires, but the central dome nonetheless casts a characterful shadow. Amenities include a distinctive subterranean bar and a newly renovated garden where you can observe local wildlife. Diana is starting a new life as gardener at Branston, a challenging restoration project which allows her to indulge a love of delphiniums beneath the disconcerting gaze of dishy but remote Richard, the recently widowed College Master. A new term brings new students, among them It Girl Amber, darling of the gossip columns and dead ringer for inclusion in the university's notorious elite society. As lustful teenagers and crabby tutors run riot in Diana's garden, her peaceful haven is trampled, and then a blast from the past threatens to ruin a new romance. Can anything save Diana's hard-won happiness, let alone her herbaceous borders?

Reviews

The always witty Wendy Holden is back with a fun yet touching tale about class and privilege Good Housekeeping, Book of the Month Wendy Holden's sure-to-be-bestseller is smart, sharp and hugely entertaining Daily Mail Chirpy, saucy and funny, this is the perfect novel to curl up with now that the evenings are drawing in Bella A delight ... packed with hilarious situations ... and there's plenty of romance Woman 'Wendy's writing is brilliant
Jilly Cooper

'One of the country's greatest comic authors'
Daily Mirror

'So funny and readable you worry about the calorie content'
The Sunday Times

About the Author

Wendy Holden

Number One bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th January 2014

Author

Wendy Holden

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755385270

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