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Courting Trouble - Kathy Lette

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Tilly has the day from hell when she's sacked from her barristers' chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon. She escapes to her mother, Roxy - a sassy solicitor whose outrageous take on men, work and family life is the despair of her more conventional daughter. Roxy comes up with a radical plan for their future - they'll set up an all-female law firm which will only champion women who have been cheated, put upon, attacked, ripped off or ruined by the men in their lives.

In court, Tilly finds herself up against Jack Cassidy, the smooth-talking, politically incorrect, legal love god who broke her heart at law school. Jack is fluent in three languages – English, sarcasm and flirtation… but if he's so loathsome, then why is she committing Acute Lust in the 3rd degree?

When a case lands on the doorstep that threatens to change all their lives, Tilly finds herself dangerously close to taking the law into her own hands… Will Jack's cunning ways and expertise in emotional break and enter derail her quest for justice? Or will the women take on the boys… and win?

About the Author

Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham.

She first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she's written 11 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows, How to Kill Your Husband - and Other Handy Household Hints (staged by the Victorian opera) and The Boy Who Fell To Earth. She is known for her regular appearances on BBC and Sky news programmes. She is an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International, the White Ribbon Alliance and the NAS.

Kathy Lette lives in London with her husband and two children, and can often be found at The Savoy drinking a cocktail named after her. Kathy is an autodidact (a word she taught herself) but in 2010, received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University.

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I would buy this product again and again

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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      I really enjoyed this book

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      OK if you like READING sitcoms

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          I thought i would like this book as a lighthearted change .Unfortunately I definitely did not. The "humour" is not at all funny.The main character Tilly just can't open her mouth without some unfunny sarcastic line coming out .It reminded me of a bad sitcom where there is the obligitory gag every few minutes .I could almost hear the canned laughter and it got tedious VERY quickly .I found this especially grating since the somewhat predictable "plot" involved a very serious subject ..the gang sexual assault of a young girl and the treatment of victims in court . .Mixing the subject matter to the flippant style was incongruous to me.
          No I would not recommend this book ..or the film version if/when it appears

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          "Kathy is in full sizzling form" Ruby Wax "It's a novel of comic genius" Lorraine Candy, Elle "Bawdy and wise-cracking...she has a terrific turn of phrase." Daily Express "Reliably hilarious...A smart, witty read." Closer "More joy from the Empress of Punning ...sharp, funny and very readable." Jo Brand

          Kathy Lette

          Kathy Lette divides her time between being a full time writer, demented mother (now there's a tautology) and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn't have a clubbed wheel.

          Kathy first achieved succés de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film, directed by Bruce Beresford and an 8 hour mini series.

          After several years as a singer with the Salami Sisters and a newspaper columnist in Sydney and New York (collected in the book Hit and Ms) and as a television sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles, her novels, Puberty Blues, Girls Night Out, The Llama Parlour, Foetal Attraction, Mad Cows, Altar Ego, Nip'N'Tuck, Dead Sexy and How To Kill Your Husband (and Other Handy Household Hints) (recently staged by The Victorian Opera, Australia) became international best-sellers.

          Her novels have been published in 14 languages around the world. Kathy appears regularily as a guest on the BBC and Sky news. Kathy Lette's plays include "Grommits", "Wet Dreams", "Perfect Mismatch" and "I'm So Happy For You I Really Am." Her latest non-fiction book is"Men - A User's Guide."

          She lives in London with her husband and two children. Career highlights include a stint as writer in Residence at London's Savoy Hotel, receiving an honorary doctorate from Solent Southampton University in 2010 and teaching Stephen Fry a word. (Misogamist. Look it up.)

          Kathy is also an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and The White Ribbon Alliance.

          "The best thing about being a writer," she says, " is that you get to work in your jammies all day, drink heavily on the job and have affairs and call it research. (Although her husband says he should have the affair as it would give her a better book.)

          Visit Kathy Lette's Booktopia Author Page


          ISBN: 9780593071342
          ISBN-10: 0593071344
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Published: 1st August 2014
          Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
          Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.7
          Weight (kg): 0.47