"Heaven save us from ourselves. And if you canâ€™t manage that, Iâ€™d settle for saving me from me. Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water, here I am again, drowning for all to see. Not waving, as the troubled swimmer once famously said. I busied myself with any household task I could find . . ."
Recently widowed but putting a brave face on it all (thanks to a not insignificant windfall) Helenâ€™s only problem, it seems, is the imminent arrival of her fortieth birthday. Not something she can possibly avoid, ignore or sulk about â€“ not with friends like Leoni and sisters like Julia around . . .
And there is much to celebrate. A beautiful new flat, gorgeous hospitable neighbours and a delicious sense of freedom that only money can buy. Until, that is, money becomes the one big fat problem in Helenâ€™s life and she becomes part of the unwilling army of the employed. But it is no ordinary job that Helen is qualified for, in fact she is qualified for precious little, which leads to her first ever encounter with â€˜the boss from hellâ€™ .
Closing date: 31/08/2018
Publication date: 01/09/2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||1st September 2006|
|Author:||Alison Penton Harper|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
Alison Penton Harper was born in London in 1964 to an English father and an Indian mother. After a convent education she stumbled into advertising, later setting up her own business. Alison lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and two daughters.More About Alison Penton Harper