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Deja View by Lisa Armstrong
  

Deja View

Relationship Stories   
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When youâre in a perfect marriage (only sans sex) and running the perfect home with a nanny and a cleaner, a part-time job just seals the package. Then across the road your university boyfriend of 20 years previously moves in with his perfectly perfect wife – Trouble! This is a funny, acutely observed tale of modern manners reminiscent of early Wendy Holden.

Comparisons: Wendy Holden, Jilly Cooper, Lou Wakefield.
Similar this month: Jessica Adams, Julian Fellowes.
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Deja View by Lisa Armstrong

Sydney and Charlie have the perfect marriage. They must have because everyone keeps telling them so. In fact, Sydney's whole life is sussed. Two adorable(ish) children, one adoring(ish) husband, one nanny, one cleaner, one lovely house. And latterly a glamorous job, albeit part time and quite possibly nepotistically come by. What's not to be ecstatic about? And then a new couple move in across the road: a very perfect, impeccable, tiny stranger with a Gwyneth Paltrow accent, and a man Sydney hasn't seen since she was 20. Sydney has never admitted to herself that Dylan broke her heart. But when she sees him again she begins to wonder...

Reviews

'Lisa Armstrong has done for frocks what Jilly Cooper did for polo ... She has a wry eye, and what she saw was the zeitgeist ... a merrily entertaining novel with an eerie finger on the pulse of everything modern ... irresistibly funny' - Victoria Mather in the Daily Mail on FRONT ROW. 'A brilliantly funny read' - Heat on BAD MANORS 'A wickedly funny second novel' - Heat on DEAD STYLISH 'High on swank, a biting tale' - Glamour on DEAD STYLISH. 'Good frothy fiction can be hard to come by, but this chunky paperback fits the bill ... revelations galore keep this cheery novel pummelling aloing while its plot has more twists and turns than a West Country Lane' - Daily Mail on BAD MANORS 'Great escapism' - Woman's Own on FRONT ROW'


About the Author

Lisa Armstrong
Lisa Armstrong became a journalist after graduating from Bristol University. She has worked on newspapers and magazines, and was Fashion Features Director of Vogue before becoming Style Editor at the Times. She lives in North London with her husband and two daughters.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th March 2005

Author

Lisa Armstrong

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780340837306

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