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Late Night Shopping by Carmen Reid
  

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As someone who wants nothing more than a quiet life, Ed is shocked to discover Annie, personal shopper extraordinaire, staking their home on her success as she ploughs everything into a new business, and now their relationship is on the line. Is Annie's surprise remedy - an extravagant friends and family holiday to Italy - really what they all need? Especially when a dashing Italian businessman promises to fulfil Annie's every dream.

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Late Night Shopping by Carmen Reid

Uber-busy Annie Valentine - mum to two demanding children and personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store - is now intent on setting up a shoe and handbag empire of her own, and she'll do anything to get there. But what about her adorable new man?


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A fabulous heroine: irrepressible fashionista Annie is so utterly adorable that you'll laugh, cry and root for her through every trial and tribulation. Forget that hunky big lifeguard - this deserves to be the biggest hit on the beaches * Scottish Daily Record (The Personal Shopper) * A satisfying slice of escapism and more heartwarming than an expensive round of retail therapy * Daily Mail (The Personal Shopper) * If you love shopping as much as you love a great read, try this. Wonderful! * Katie Fforde (The Personal Shopper) * A rollicking tale * Glamour (The Personal Shopper) * A sassy little number * OK! (The Personal Shopper) *


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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Publication date

30th June 2008

Author

Carmen Reid

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552154833

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