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Amanda's Wedding by Jenny Colgan

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Jenny Colgan’s glorious first novel gets a re-issue and it’s just as delightful and funny as it was 15 years ago (and slightly alarming to read and realise at how little beyond smart phones and twitter has really changed in our lives). Amanda is a somewhat clichéd vile PR girl and Mel her secret nemesis. Queue much silly hilarity as Mel and their friend Fran try to get Amanda’s claws out of her wealthy intended whilst attempting to avoid a host of embarrassing pitfalls along the way. Fabulous frothy fun.

If you like Jenny Colgan you might also like to read books by Carole Matthews, Jane Green and Jane Costello.

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Amanda's Wedding by Jenny Colgan

A deliciously warm novel from the best-selling author of Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris. Amanda's old schoolfriends can't believe it when the social-climbing queen of preen, Satan's very own PR girl, pulls off the ultimate publicity stunt in getting herself engaged to a Scottish laird. Who cares that Fraser McConnald has worn the same pair of Converse trainers for the last three years and that his castle is a pile of rubble with one calor gas heater - she'll be titled! Something Must Be Done. Gentle, decent Fraser is clearly ignorant of her wiles, and Mel and Fran, still smarting from the memory of all the mean things Amanda put them through in their days at Portmount Comprehensive, set out to sabotage this mismatch of the century. So between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, keeping Fran's deadly manoeuvres with the opposite sex under control and trying to win her own war of love with the elusive but gorgeous Alex, Mel finds herself attending a wild Scottish stag night, a hen night from hell, and preparing for a wedding that's everything you'd wish on your worst enemy.


PRAISE FOR JENNY COLGAN: 'Funny, magical and moving
Time Out

'A sharp, witty love story'

'Colgan is on top form with her latest outrageous romp'

'Jenny Colgan is one of the leaders of the pack ... Fast-paced, funny, poignant and well observed'
Daily Mail

'Wonderful, warm and resonant'

'Sharp, well-observed and hilarious'
New Statesman

About the Author

Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and France.

Click here to read an interview with Jenny Colgan by Mary Hogarth.

Author photo © Charlie Hopkinson

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19th June 2014


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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


384 pages


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