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Life According to Lubka by Laurie Graham
  

Life According to Lubka

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Laurie Graham never fails to tell her story with sharp observations and a quick wit. Buzz Wexler is about to be unexpectedly sidelined in her career but maybe things that seem terrible in the beginning can bring a surprisingly much brighter future. A great story of unexpected friendships.

If you like Laurie Graham you might also like to read books by Katherine Webb, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Judith Lennox.

Synopsis

Life According to Lubka by Laurie Graham

Buzz Wexler is an old hand at the music PR business: Angry Belgians, Cheesy Boyz and Ear Waxx were all her babies. And for a woman who was forty last birthday she certainly keeps up the pace. But that's about to change.

Now some twenty year old has been given Wasabi Gymslip, the Japanese group predicted to go stellar and Buzz is being sidelined into something called World Music. It'll be a blast, her boss assures her. The Gorni Grannies may not be the tantrum-throwing celebs Buzz is used to, but they present other challenges.

How to stop Lubka straining yogurt through M&S knee highs; how to persuade Mara that Tail Waggers' Gravy Bones aren't intended for human consumption. Fuelled by copious shots of home-brewed plum raika, Buzz and Lubka address life's disappointments until the world tilts and the future beckons. This novel explores the comic possibilities of culture clash and the unexpected friendship of two women whose lives are poles apart.

Laurie Graham is a brilliant satirist who is also warm and life affirming.

About the Author

Laurie Graham is a former Daily Telegraph columnist and contributing editor of She magazine. The author of several acclaimed novels, the two most recent were Gone with the Windsors and The Importance of Being Kennedy. She lives in Venice.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2009

Author

Laurie Graham

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www.lauriegraham.com/
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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback

Categories

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ISBN

9781847245038

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

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www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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