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Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell
  

Summer and the City

Part of the The Carrie Diaries Series
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May 2012 New Gen Book of the Month.

Meet teenage Carrie Bradshaw as she hits the bright lights, big city of New York for the very first time! Find out how Carrie transforms from country girl to super-cool fashionista in the second explosive Carrie Diaries novel from the globally bestselling author of Sex and the City.

Click here for Carrie Bradshaw's Guide to New York and here for Samantha's Top 10 Tips for City Girls.

If you like Candace Bushnell you might also like to read books by Plum Sykes, Sophie Kinsella and Kathleen Flynn-Hui.

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Synopsis

Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell

Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it - the crazy characters in her neighbourhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream. This sequel to The Carrie Diaries brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country sparrow - as Samantha Jones dubs her - to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realises that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.

With her signature wit and sparkling humour, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of the New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.

Reviews

Praise for The Carrie Diaries:

'Essential beach reading for all SATC fans.' - Bliss

'The long-awaited prequel to 'Sex and the City'! [is] an entertaining come-of-age story.' - Tatler

'Ultimate must-read for fashionistas.' - Sky Magazine

'A wonderfully gripping coming-of-age tale and we reckon it's perfect material for the next SATC film' - She (Book of the Month)

Praise for Sex and the City:

'Jane Austen with a Martini.' - Sunday Telegraph

'Intriguing and highly entertaining.' - Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones's Diary

'Hilarious! a compulsively readable book, served up in bite-sized chunks of irrepressible irreverence.' - Marie Claire

About the Author

Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell is the creator of SEX AND THE CITY and has been described by the EVENING STANDARD as a 'genius'. The OBSERVER compared her to Nancy Mitford and the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH to 'Jane Austen with a Martini.'

Below is a Q&A with this author.

I can’t live without… books.

If I wasn’t a writer… I’d want to be an Olympic Dressage Equestrian.

I feel most comfortable in… my own skin. You take yourself wherever you go.

The book I reread the most is… Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton. The main character, Undine Sprague, is wicked and wonderfully unrepentant.

My favorite vintage piece is… a green fringed Michael Kors dress I bought in the late eighties.

The three words that describe me best are: imagination, passion, determination.

The best thing about New York City is… the people. Everyone has a story.

My mantra is: Never have a mantra. Or a favorite color.

The best decision I’ve ever made… was to believe in myself.

The best part about writing The Carrie Diaries was: Writing The Carrie Diaries! I know I’m lucky to have found work I love to do.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th April 2012

Author

Candace Bushnell

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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

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Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780007312092

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