By Wendy Holden
A countrywide bestseller in England, this pleasant new novel has been known as "Frothy, frivolous, and fun." (Harpers & Queen)Jane, a suffering, twenty-something author for a sleek women's journal, has inadvertently simply landed her worst nightmare of an project. not just does she have a less-than-satisfying courting together with her uninteresting and cantankerous boyfriend, who has a number of different insecurities, yet now her eccentric journal editor has made her the non-public ghostwriter for the town's most recent bedazzling, blonde, and busty socialite: Champagne D'Vyne. whereas Jane reels from the irritating and distasteful enterprise of investigating, after which glamorizing, the vacuous information of Champagne's existence, her new project abruptly turns into intertwined together with her own lifestyles in staggering methods. Will her personal romantic clients increase? Will she have the capacity to support retailer her top friend's dilapidated nation manor with a matchmaking scheme? immediately whimsical and satirical, easily Divine is already a spoil hit in England, and should surely be a crowd-pleaser for American readers.
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Jane packed up her notebook and followed him into a large, light room where snake-like black cables writhed over the floor like the inhabitants of a reptile house. A beautiful make-up artist, arms folded, awaited Champagne's pleasure beside an array of pots and brushes while a wide-eyed young man wearing very tight white trousers busily altered the angles of the photographic lamps and measured their strength with a light meter. 'Molto bene? said Dave, sitting Jane in front of a huge backlit white screen and encouraging her to suck her cheeks in.
Darling, I've been thinking about our trip to Paris tonight. It's just too wonderful of you to take me in your private plane but could'wepossibly take that glorious red Gulfstream instead of the blue one? I know I'm a silly, darling, but it's just that my nail varnish is the wrong colour for die blue . ' 24 Jane swallowed. Clearly, studio secretaries moved in more elevated circles than she thought. Literally. ' A hint of the imperious honk was creeping into the girl's breathy tones. Rollsy was obviously having trouble recalling which of his hundreds of Gulfstreams she meant.
He was devoted to Gorgeous and expected everyone who worked there to be as obsessed with it as he was. He had, after all, taken it from a mumsy rag to a glittering social glossy in the four years he had been editor. No one could doubt his talents or his commitment. But his management skills were from the Darth Vader school. 'I see Champagne DVyne's all over the tabloids again,' ventured the chief sub. Her voice trailed off as she waited for Josh's reaction. 'Yes, doesn't she look wonderful, bless her,' said Josh, exposing his exquisitely-capped teeth in a dazzling white smile.