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Celebrity Shopper by Carmen Reid
  

Celebrity Shopper

Part of the Annie Valentine Series
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Funny, chaotic, sexy and entertaining. Carmen Reid manages to mix glamour with the daily routine of domesticity to create a truly believable story about balancing your life and sorting out priorities. Another great book from this author and thoroughly enjoyable.

If you like Carmen Reid you might also like to read books by Adele Parks, Arabella Weir and Jane Green.

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Synopsis

Celebrity Shopper by Carmen Reid

Q: How does a successful woman keep her feet on the ground?

A: By wearing the most incredible shoes!

Personal shopper Annie Valentine is presenting her own popular TV fashion series. But with success comes pressure, plus the expensive PA, personal trainer, driver and make-up artist.

As Annie comes to terms with fame, her boyfriend Ed is left at home looking after their brand new twin babies. Not to mention Annie's children Lana and Owen and their increasingly dotty granny.

Ed was almost coping but now Annie's booked in the builders to do a conservatory, a wet room and somehow, somewhere, a golden cupola ...

And then just when Annie least expects it a stranger arrives, forcing her to think twice about everything she's ever wanted.

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[Annie Valentine is] a woman who was making makeovers hip long before Gok Wan came on the scene Sunday Herald Sexy, fun and flirtatious. Reading Carmen Reid is the most fun you can have with the lights on! KATIE FFORDE Perfect beach reading...As fun and frothy as a poolside pina colada Heat Outrageously funny, this Gok Wan-esque story is filled with shopaholic fabulousness Now Magazine


About the Author

Carmen Reid

Carmen Reid was our Guest Editor in February 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Carmen Reid was born and brought up in a chilly and windy corner of Scotland in the depths of the countryside.

This may explain her lifelong phobia of cows and abiding interest in cities, department stores, books, the cinema and newspapers.

Her parents still live on the organic farm she grew up on and she goes back regularly to eat the alarmingly healthy home-grown meals which probably turned her into a 6" lass.

She spent four teenage years at a girls' boarding school in Edinburgh (yes, just like the one in Secrets at St Jude's!) where she read her way through the school library. Favourite subjects: English, German, French and Spanish.

After school, she went to study English Literature at University College, London, though her fashion sense will remain "Edinburgh-with-an-edge" forever.

Being a student in London was fantastic - she even paid a few bills with modelling jobs. After uni, she went back to Scotland to work as a local newspaper reporter: a brilliant job for anyone planning a career as an author.

London kept calling and she was soon back working for news agencies then a national tabloid. She has interviewed many famous (and often unwilling) people but was especially dazzled by Hugh Grant (even better looking in real life!), Rupert Everett and Elle Macpherson.

Knowing deep down that she was supposed to be an author not a journo, she left her day job to have a baby and write her first novel. (Hey, and just a few sleepless, penniless years later it was published!)

Although there is a corner of her heart that will always belong to London (and she still knows all the streets like a cabbie) Carmen now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, Thomas, her two lovely children, Jimmy the Jack Russell and the (now sadly) two goldfish. She writes full-time and is aiming to have four new books out in 2011.

Fortunately her hobbies include laundry, cooking, cleaning, arguing about whose turn it is to walk the dog, cleaning the fish tank, doing the school run... and so on.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th March 2010

Author

Carmen Reid

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Publisher

Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Family Drama
Reading Groups
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780593066287

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