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The Fame Factor by Polly Courtney
  

The Fame Factor

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Following the fortunes of a girl band who hit the big time after being spotted by a big American hit maker but at what cost will fame and celebrity come? A fast paced, witty and highly enjoyable read, perfect for summer days and a bit of pure escapism.

If you like Polly Courtney you might also like to read books by Lucy Dawson, Adele Parks and Lisa Jewell.

Synopsis

The Fame Factor by Polly Courtney

Does for the music industry what The Devil Wears Prada did for fashion. By day, Zoe Kidd lives a tedious existence, following orders and trying to appease her parents. By night, she's the raucous lead singer of all-girl rock band, Dirty Money. For six years, Dirty Money has toured the London scene, playing pubs, clubs, shopping centres and the odd public toilet. They're gifted, they're beautiful and they're determined to make it to the top. So when the American hit-maker Louis Castle appears at one of their gigs with talk of record deals and stadium tours, it seems as though their dreams are finally beginning to come true. But fame turns out to be more elusive and divisive than any of the girls could imagine! The Fame Factor is a fast-moving story of friendship, resilience and revelation, exposing the darker side to an industry obsessed with the limelight.

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About the Author

Polly Courtney

The publication of Polly Courtney's debut novel Golden Handcuffs, a fictional exposé of her career in the Square Mile, earned Polly acclaim in the Observer, The Times, Sunday Times, Independent, Guardian, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Evening Standard and many other publications. Her second novel, Poles Apart, came out in 2008 and is an eye-opening depiction of life as a young migrant in England today. The Day I Died came out in 2009 and tells the tale of a young woman struggling with her own identity in the aftermath of an explosion. Aside from writing, Polly plays in a semi-proffesional string quartet, No Strings Attached, which inspired the all-girl band in The Fame Factor. She has a Masters degree from Cambridge and now lives in London.

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Publication date

19th August 2010

Author

Polly Courtney

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Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
NewGen - YA Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847561497

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