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All She Wants by Jonathan Harvey
  

All She Wants

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August 2012 Debut of the Month.

Award-winning playwright Jonathan Harvey’s debut novel is a very funny, wickedly well-observed, romp through the life of rags to riches soap star Jodie McGee. Jodie, from a run down Liverpool council estate has always had big dreams – and they look to have come true – but what goes up must come down. We are pretty sure you’ll laugh a lot, be a little shocked, but not be able to stop turning the pages.

If you like Jonathan Harvey you might also like to read books by Amanda Powers, David Nicholls and Helen FitzGerald.

Synopsis

All She Wants by Jonathan Harvey

There are some things in life you can always rely on. Living in the shadow of your 'perfect' brother Joey, getting the flu over Christmas, and your Mother showing you up in the supermarket. Then there are some things you really don't count on happening: a good dose of fame, getting completely trashed at an awards ceremony, and catching your fella doing something unmentionable on your wedding day. This is my story, it's dead tragic. You have been warned...Jodie Xx

Reviews

A mad-cap, laugh-out-loud roller coaster of a ride through the life of an actress/soapstar, with an unexpectedly tender sting in the tail. Marian Keyes All She Wants is utterly original, sharply written and very funny. I laughed, and then I laughed. And then I had to go back and re-read the bits that I'd missed and laugh some more. Jojo Moyes Such a sustained tour de force. Jodie is a brilliant character - so much comedy and heart, moving seamlessly from farce to drama. Graham Norton If Harvey is the Scouse Proust, then this is his remembrance of things p****d. Caitlin Moran Brilliantly observed, gloriously funny, and brimming with warmth ... Everything I love about Jonathan's writing is in this book! Katherine Kelly Laugh out loud funny, exciting and outrageous in equal measure. All She Wants is #amazeballs! Antony Cotton A hugely enjoyable debut novel featuring a heroine full of faults that you love her all the more for. Kathy Burke Gimme Gimme Gimme Jonathan Harvey on holiday, on the train, on the sofa, but mainly in bed. I laughed and laughed, had shocked face, then laughed again until I fell out. Frances Barber Charming, Cheeky and Clever. Exactly what I expected from my friend Jonathan. Read it! Jennie McAlpine A hilarious gem of a debut novel ... you'll be rooting for Jodie's unique charms within the first few sentences and be rooting for her from thereon in. Heat A novel of dizzy highs, emotive lows and comic interludes. Daily Express He's the guy who writes for Coronation Street. It's a comedy about a girl from Liverpool who becomes a soap star. She lives in London and the story follows her meltdowns. It all rings true to me and has had me laughing out loud. He's such a good writer and I highly recommend it. -- Melanie Sykes Daily Mirror A mad-cap, laugh-out-loud roller coaster of a ride through the life of an actress/soapstar, with an unexpectedly tender sting in the tail. Marian Keyes All She Wants is utterly original, sharply written and very funny. I laughed, and then I laughed. And then I had to go back and re-read the bits that I'd missed and laugh some more. Jojo Moyes Such a sustained tour de force. Jodie is a brilliant character - so much comedy and heart, moving seamlessly from farce to drama. Graham Norton If Harvey is the Scouse Proust, then this is his remembrance of things p****d. Caitlin Moran Brilliantly observed, gloriously funny, and brimming with warmth ... Everything I love about Jonathan's writing is in this book! Katherine Kelly Laugh out loud funny, exciting and outrageous in equal measure. All She Wants is #amazeballs! Antony Cotton A hugely enjoyable debut novel featuring a heroine full of faults that you love her all the more for. Kathy Burke Gimme Gimme Gimme Jonathan Harvey on holiday, on the train, on the sofa, but mainly in bed. I laughed and laughed, had shocked face, then laughed again until I fell out. Frances Barber Charming, Cheeky and Clever. Exactly what I expected from my friend Jonathan. Read it! Jennie McAlpine A hilarious gem of a debut novel ... you'll be rooting for Jodie's unique charms within the first few sentences and be rooting for her from thereon in. Heat A novel of dizzy highs, emotive lows and comic interludes. Daily Express He's the guy who writes for Coronation Street. It's a comedy about a girl from Liverpool who becomes a soap star. She lives in London and the story follows her meltdowns. It all rings true to me and has had me laughing out loud. He's such a good writer and I highly recommend it. -- Melanie Sykes Daily Mirror


About the Author

Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey comes from Liverpool and is the multi award winning writer of the play and film Beautiful Thing, the Bafta nominated sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme and Beautiful People (Best Comedy: Banff TV Festival). He is currently on the writing teams for both Coronation Street and Shameless. His other TV work includes Rev (Bafta, Best Sitcom), At Home With The Braithwaites, Lilies, The Catherine Tate Show and Murder Most Horrid. He has written 20 stage plays including Corrie!, Canary, Hushabye Mountain, Babies, Boom Bang A Bang and Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club. He also wrote the 2001 stage musical Closer To Heaven with the Pet Shop Boys. His theatre work has won him an Evening Standard Award, two Manchester Evening News Awards, the George Devine Award and the John Whiting Award. But perhaps most telling of all he also won the Spacehopper Championships at Butlins Pwhelli in 1976.

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Publication date

16th August 2012

Author

Jonathan Harvey

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
512 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Debuts of the Month
Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780330544276

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