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The Ugly Sister : Men and Women, Sex and Love in The 90s - Jane Fallon

The Ugly Sister

Men and Women, Sex and Love in The 90s

Paperback Published: 29th September 2011
ISBN: 9780141047256
Number Of Pages: 464

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Beauty can be a blessing. Or a curse.

As Abi would be the first to know. She has spent her life in the shadow of her stunningly beautiful, glamorous older sister Cleo.

Headhunted as model when she was sixteen, Cleo has been all but lost to Abi for the last twenty years, with only a fleeting visit or brief email to connect them. So when Abi is invited to spend the summer in Cleo's large London home with her sister's perfect family, she can't bring herself to say no. Maybe Cleo is finally as keen as Abi to regain the closeness they shared in their youth?

But Abi is in for a shock. Soon she is left caring for her two young, bored and very spoilt nieces and handsome, unhappy brother-in-law Jon . . . while Cleo plainly has other things on her mind. As Abi moves into her sister's life, a cuckoo in the nest, she wrestles with uncomfortable feelings.

Could having beauty, wealth and fame lead to more unhappiness than not having them? Who in the family really is the ugly sister?

About the Author

Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do before You're 30. This is her fourth novel.

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Sassy and brilliantly written * Closer *
This is brilliant writing with an edge, a thoughtful exploration of the dark side of fame . . . An irresistible read * Daily Mail *
A triumph of snappy writing, pointed observation and acerbic wit * Easy Living *
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Chick lit with an edge * Guardian *
Sparkling and unpredictable * Elle *
You can always rely on Jane Fallon for a well-crafted, dryly-funny, just-one-more-chapter-before-I-turn-out-the-light read * Red *
Compulsively readable * Daily Mail *
Deliciously devious . . . A darkly comic and addictive read * Daily Express *
I love Jane Fallon, she's in a category all of her own - her books are great fun and her characters are fabulous, believable women who take no nonsense -- Marian Keyes * Daily Mail *
Fun and feisty women's fiction at its very best * Heat *
Edgy and entertaining * OK Magazine *
A hilarious page-turner * Yours *

ISBN: 9780141047256
ISBN-10: 0141047259
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 29th September 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1