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The Secret Shopper Affair by Kate Harrison
  

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The third in the ‘Secret Shopper’ series finds the three friends, Sandie, Emily and Grazia supporting each other through first pregnancies, failing department stores, erotic embroidery and needy partners… Warm, witty and entertaining as ever.

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The Secret Shopper Affair by Kate Harrison

Best mates Sandie, Emily and Grazia have been through so much together: widowhood, divorce and redundancy for starters. They thought they'd be friends forever, but they reckoned without the dividing effects of men and money...Shopping guru Sandie is on a roll, with a baby on the way and Toby, her posh totty partner, proposing every five minutes. But when she realises the legendary Garnett's Department Store is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, she knows she's the only one to save it, even though Toby's mother seems determined to scupper the rescue bid. For Emily, Sandie's apparently perfect life is a bitter pill to swallow, especially as Emily's been banned from having a second child by her boyfriend, Will, who is more interested in saving the planet than her. As the rifts grow, will she learn to stand on her own two feet, or give in to a new temptation? Glamorous Grazia tries to play peace-maker but she's facing her own big decision: whether to develop her new career as an erotic embroidery artist...or give up on her talent for the sake of her new, needy lover? Can the magic of retail bring the secret shoppers back together, or is it time to shut up shop for good?

About the Author

Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison trained as a journalist, working for a news agency before moving to the BBC where she was a reporter in regional news in Bristol and Birmingham, a producer on Newsround, and then worked on Panorama and other investigative/consumer shows and documentaries. Kate is the author of eight novels, all of which are published by Orion, including the Secret Shopper series, and, most recently, The Boot Camp. In 2011, Orion Children's Books published the first of her young adult trilogy, Soul Beach. Kate has written for national newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red and Cosmopolitan.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Kate Harrison

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Hardback

Categories

Relationship Stories
Family Drama
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ISBN

9781409107330

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