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The Wicked Teenager by Victoria Mather, Sue Macartney-Snape


The Wicked Teenager by Victoria Mather, Sue Macartney-Snape

Poppy is the epitome of cool, wondering as she varnishes her toenails, if she should have a little dolphin tattooed on her ankle. Besides being long, books are not quite so cool - what she really needs are her friend's notes. Downloading songs on to her iPod and reading Hello! instead of doing her A-level revision, Poppy fobs off her despairing parents by telling them that Google's ace for research on As You Like It. Whatever: she'll get an A. Social Stereotypes has itself just become a teenager and in this new collection Victoria Mather and Sue Macartney-Snape return pin-sharp in their aim to immortalize the characters de nos jours. From Krystal and Craig practising the samba at the Palais de Glide and dreaming of being on the telly, to the Compost Enthusiasts Constance and Caroline, by way of Hedge Funder Giles - with a house within the congestion zone, a Euro-wife with collagen implants, a 4 x 4 for the Croatian nanny and a Riva - every aspect of contemporary life is covered. It's impossible to resist being drawn in by the sparklingly mischievous prose and hilariously accurate illustrations of these stereotypes from the Telegraph Magazine. You will join the ever-increasing number of fans already officially classed as the Totally Hooked.


'Another splendid romp through a gloriously eccentric gallery of characters' * Good Book Guide * 'Always amusingly accurate ... a piquant array of character sketches' * The Oldie * 'For as long as I can remember, Social Stereotypes has been essential reading on a Saturday morning' * General Sir Mike Jackson * A dazzling combination * Jilly Cooper * Opening a volume by Victoria Mather and Sue Macartney-Snape always fills me with delicious apprehension. I know that, in no time, I will be chuckling away at the absurdities of someone who is awfully like me * Julian Fellowes * With consummate skill the authors have once again skewered our national smugness * Nicky Haslam * 'With their wicked wit plus a deadly accurate aim, Victoria Mather and Sue Macartney-Snape score a direct hit every time' * Carol Thatcher * 'The sharpest social observation since Hogarth . . . Totally wicked from cover to cover' * Nicholas Coleridge *'

About the Author

Victoria Mather is a journalist and broadcaster. As travel editor of Vanity Fair she investigates hotel heavens for the stars. She has worked for the Daily Telegraph since 1986, initially as film critic and subsequently as columnist. She is a commentator for CBS and NBC television in Americ, works with Ned Sherrin on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends, and has a travel column, 'Victoria's Secrets', on the Telegraph's Ultratravel section. She and her husband, John Raymond, live in London, Hampshire, Moscow and the Four Seasons, New York. Sue Macartney-Snape was born in Tanganyika, educated in Australia and now lives in London. She has had several sell-out exhibitions of her work and has been acclaimed as the Wodehouse of Art. In 2004 she won the Pont Award for drawing the British character.

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Publication date

4th October 2007


Victoria Mather, Sue Macartney-Snape

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John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


96 pages





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