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Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette
  

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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 old Oxford flame, Jack Cassidy. Tilly wins some of the case and Jack asks her to join his chambers. This becomes a will-she-won’t-she tale but its strength is in Kathy Lette’s wonderful humour, great one-liners and neat turns of phrase, plus a horrifying, though-provoking outline of a sink estate where the rape takes place. It’s good.

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

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Courting Trouble by 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 - a sassy solicitor whose outrageous take on men, work and family life is the despair of her more conventional daughter. Roxy comes up with a radical plan for their future - they'll set up an all-female law firm which will only champion women who have been cheated, put upon, attacked, ripped off or ruined by the men in their lives. In court, Tilly finds herself up against Jack Cassidy, the smooth-talking, politically incorrect, legal love god who broke her heart at law school. Jack is fluent in three languages - English, sarcasm and flirtation ...but if he's so loathsome, then why is she committing Acute Lust in the 3rd degree? When a case lands on the doorstep that threatens to change all their lives, Tilly finds herself dangerously close to taking the law into her own hands...Will Jack's cunning ways and expertise in emotional break and enter derail her quest for justice? Or will the women take on the boys ...and win?

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Kathy is in full sizzling form Ruby Wax It's a novel of comic genius Lorraine Candy, Elle Sassy, witty, right on topic and rivetingly readable June Sarpong


About the Author

Kathy Lette

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.

Author photo © Neil Cooper, Good Housekeeping

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Kathy Lette

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9780593071335

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