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Penelope by Rebecca Harrington
  

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Penelope follows our heroine's progress through her first year among America's elite, as she navigates the mysteries of life, love, inappropriate tutors, marionette operation and how to kiss on both cheeks and avoid disaster.

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Penelope by Rebecca Harrington

Meet Penelope O'Shaughnessy, Harvard freshman. Armed with her Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights poster and party conversation modelled on the repartee of Noel Coward, Penelope is ready to take her place on campus. But where are the kindred spirits who will share her passion for Morse code and Tetris? Penelope's roommates, over-achieving Emma and the sullen Lan, seem to have already got to grips with university life, and she is finding it hard to work out if the dashing but elusive Gustav matches up to her hero, Hercule Poirot.

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'Full of wit, insight and wonderful characters ... Penelope sets the bar staggeringly high for 2013. If I read a more enjoyable book this year, I'll be amazed' Daily Mail

'Refreshing, pleasantly absurd, highly addictive. Penelope would describe herself as awkward and forgettable. Awkward: yes. Forgettable: absolutely not' -- Kaui Hemmings, Author Of The Descendants A witty coming-of-age debut Grazia

About the Author

Rebecca Harrington read English at Harvard, Journalism at Columbia and now works as a staff writer for The Huffington Post. An anglophile, she regularly visits the UK but is currently based in New York. Penelope is her debut novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th July 2013

Author

Rebecca Harrington

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Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781844088652

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