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Best friends since childhood but now as they approach 30 is it envy or jealousy that sets in? Whatever, it’s time for some drastic changes. Astute stuff, a first novel from an author worth noting. She’s fun and easy to read.

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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Rachel Miller and Darcy Rhone have been best friends since childhood. They've shared birthdays, the horrors of high school and even boyfriends, but while Darcy is the sort of woman who breezes through life getting what she wants when she wants it, Rachel has always played by the rules and watched her stunning best friend steal all the limelight. The one thing Rachel's always had over Darcy is the four-month age gap which meant she was first to being a teenager, first to drive, first to everything - but now she's about to be first to thirty. And Darcy still has a charmed life. On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Rachel is shocked to find herself questioning the status quo. How come Darcy gets a glamorous job at a PR firm and the perfect boyfriend, while Rachel grinds away at her despised job as an attorney and remains painfully single. Is it just luck? Or, looking back at their friendship and their lives together, is it a bit more complicated than that? Then an accidental fling complicates everything, and it's time for Rachel to make a few hard choices. And she's suddenly forced to learn that sometimes true love comes at a price.

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"A deftly written and convincing tale of friendship gone comically - and at times poignantly - awry" Meg Cabot

"I absolutely loved it...I could not put it down"
Marian Keyes

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Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin is in her thirties. She graduated from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. She practiced law in New York City for several years before moving to London, where she began writing full time. She now lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children. She is the author of four previous novels: Something Borrowed reached the number 1 spot on The Bookseller Heatseekers’ list with a weekly sale of +6000 copies and the movie – starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin – was released in 2011. Where We Belong is her sixth novel.

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17th June 2004


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432 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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