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Low Expectations by Elizabeth Aaron

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The tale of a girl who enjoys casual sex, takes class A drugs, binge drinks and gets chucked out of night clubs while trying to finish her degree in fashion design. It is a quick, easy read of a shallow life that needs more fulfilment and doesn’t seem to know how to find it.

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Low Expectations by Elizabeth Aaron

Georgie has a glamorous career in fashion. Her boss doesn't know her name, but working for a genius will pay off one day. She hopes. She also has great friends. Granted, they're sometimes a bit superficial, but who wants to discuss a global crisis on a Friday night? And she's enjoying her single life. Eighteen months of celibacy, and not a hot prospect in sight. Perhaps life's not quite what she was hoping for...But how can she change it, and what does she really want? Stuck somewhere between a quarter-life crisis and self-fulfillment, Georgie is determined that this year, everything will be different. Armed only with her sense of humour, some black eyeliner and her best attempt at 'charming', she's on the way. But just how long will the new improved Georgie last? Low Expectations is a smart, raunchy, laugh-out-loud novel about what it means to be a 'Real Woman' today.


'Couldn't put it down! Beautifully written and bloody hilarious at times'
Laura Whitmore, MTV presenter

. * Laura Whitmor * 'I could not put it down. It's laugh out loud funny, a little bit grubby in the best possible way, and just feels very real. All the chapters have headings like 'The Deformed Lovechild of Kurosawa's Subconscious

'Hamster Mouth More Lethal Than Listerine', accompanied by Aaron's own illustrations, which I adored'
Louise O

'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours. * Louise O'Neill * 'Couldn't put it down! Beautifully written and bloody hilarious at times'
Laura Whitmore, MTV presenter

. * Laura Whitmor * 'Anyone looking for a funny holiday read, I recommend Low Expectations, which made me properly snort ... I loved it, really funny. Wish I'd known about it when I wrote about new literary bad girls for the Guardian earlier this year
Sarah Hughes, Guardian columnist

. * Guardian * 'A quarter-life crisis with a couture twist
Grazia Best Summer Reads

. * Grazia Best Summer Reads * 'Smart, spiky, hilarious, wise and so very quotable. Excellent holiday company. Bravo!
Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals

. * Emma Jane Unsworth * 'The Bridget Jones for the Girls generation

's Way. * Woman's Way * 'It reminds me of The Devil Wears Prada! Fashion, drama and love, what's not to love?'

. * IHeartChickLit * 'This debut novel is definitely one to watch: it's been tipped as 'GIRLS meets The Devil Wears Prada in Dalston
and with approval from those in the fashion industry, it

's on the top of everyone's reading list so pick up a copy today!'
Eclectic Society

. * Eclectic Society * 'Spiky, acerbic writing. Georgie's dating disasters are a highlight

. * Glamour *

About the Author

Elizabeth Aaron is a Fashion Design graduate who has worked for Alexander McQueen, Jonathan Saunders and Givenchy. She moved to Paris in 2012 to write Low Expectations while working as a nanny. She is currently writing her second novel and first screenplay. She lives in Paris, but is frequently in the UK.

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17th July 2014


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Quercus Publishing


400 pages


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