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Girls Like Us: Sun newspaper ebook of the Week [Kindle Edition]

Charlotte Ashby
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"Fun, frivolous and full of embarrassing moments, it also gives a wonderful insight into the world of public relations." The Sun

"Charlotte Ashby's first novel is a heady mix of Bridget Jones and Jilly Cooper." Gloucestershire Echo

Imagine if you had emailed a good friend almost daily, with graphic descriptions of every one night stand, workplace cock up, unrequited crush and ungenerous thought - a sort of e-confessional. And what if all those emails got into the wrong hands?

It all looked so rosy for the hapless Emily Brighouse, supposedly a high flying PR girl, living in London, behaving like any other single, 20 something woman, only much worse. But 8 years after graduation, she’s about to be sacked, evicted from her flat and has just been served with an ASBO. 8am on the morning of her 29th birthday, she is limping down Bethnal Green High Street after another one night stand, wearing only one shoe. And she is about to find out that her email confessor is not entirely who she thought they were.

This is a romantic comedy which lifts the lid on the madcap world of public relations and what ‘girls like us’ really get up to.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 723 KB
  • Print Length: 365 pages
  • Publisher: TwistedCountry; 1 edition (23 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I13MYO8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Girls Like Us is Charlotte Ashby's debut novel. After studying English Literature at Cambridge University, she went into PR. Twenty years later, she realised she had more than enough material to write her first novel. She lives in Oxfordshire, with her husband, 2 children and 26 pets.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best laugh for years! 15 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
Some of the funniest happenings I have read for a long time. Great for a holiday read and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face or even the chance to laugh out loud ,as I found myself doing!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!! 18 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This has to be one of the most hilarious novels I have read in a while! Emily could certainly give Bridget Jones a run for her money in the hapless stakes! A most excellent, light-hearted read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Girls like me 17 Feb 2014
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Fabulous read, particularly the brilliantly comedic dialogue. Loved all the characters, reminded me of my time living in London. The PR / office bits had me laughing out loud. They should make this into a film or TV series. When can we get the next instalment?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a corker! 17 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
Golly! This brought it all back... The importance of keeping the front step tidy(ish) when all within is student slatterny (is there such a word?), The bizarrity (there's another) with which one unbelievable, and yet inevitable, thing pushes in upon another... And brought bang up to date with the noisome world of PR, the cacophony of email, and the pc use of 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she' (my black beast.)
Charlotte Ashby surely knows her PR stuff, and writes as though she has careered down each and every curious alley (but I guess that's because she is a good writer!)
This is a grand tale, a great and racy read: they've all been down this pit, from Hogarth to Hamilton, Rowlandson to Maclaren Ross. The sleeze as only the young on the London razzle can know it.
Buy this book, laugh, cry, wonder aghast, and laugh again... And then wait, bereft, for Charlotte Ashby's next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read in a long time 16 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
I cannot recommend this book enough. Ridiculously funny story-line yet embarrassingly relatable, it left me nearly in tears with laughter. A very quick and easy read. NEEDS to be made into a film!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! 11 Aug 2014
By Agi
Format:Paperback
I haven't heard about Girls Like Us before and after reading it I am really not sure why. As soon as I have started reading this book I couldn't put it down and it had me in giggles in some of the most inappropriate moments, having people looking at me in a strange way. Don't read this on a bus/tube/etc as you will snort with laughter at the antics of our main heroes. Be warned :)
Girls Like Us is Charlotte Ashby's debut novel and I can tell you that I am already waiting for her next one!

Emily spends a lot of her time fuelled with booze and partying with her best friend Bella. They love to throw parties at their rented flat and it finally ends with an... yes, ASBO. She also works in PR and a lot of her work - time she spends disguised as mosquito and sending many press releases. One of her account for National Sausage Weeks goes belly up when not the right press release is being sent by Anoushka, Emily's working colleague, and well, it doesn't look good for Emily. But then her best mail - pal from radio steps in and saves the day and Emily's job.
The best mail - pal that Emily thought was a woman and used to send her emails telling everything what she used to do, and Emily tends to do many embarrassing things. Jemima turns out to be a Jeremy and have a girlfriend, and in some way or other Emily finds herself with her so - called boyfriend Charlie to be a guest of Jeremy, and his father in their mansion up North.

Oh my God, I can't tell you more about the plot because it is packed with action and there is something new happening on every page and I don't want to spoil this book for you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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A wonderfully frivolous escape story but unusually the heroine is a really kind girl maintaining the moral high ground (well sort of) most of the time. Clever witty and a delicious sense that the author is actually teasing the genre but no less enjoyable for that. Worcester to London simply flew by on the train!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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On the face of it, 'Girls Like Us' is an open heart romping rom-com giving you an avatar feel for the PR world, but as you read through the twists and turns of Emily's booze fuelled adventures there is definitely some earthy feminist vibes going on. It's a great mixology of love, disaster, partying and some worthy thoughts on ones career path!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
not my scene sorry
Published 2 months ago by aes3
5.0 out of 5 stars A great fun read.
Absolutely loved it............... Especially the riding scenes. I liked it so much I have also bought it for my sister.

Someone should make a film!
Published 5 months ago by Esther Stevens
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny, easy read
A little slow to get going but a nice girly read. It's like the Bridget Jones of the PR world!
Published 5 months ago by Alice
5.0 out of 5 stars Pack it in your holiday bag now!
What a read! I laughed my way through this on my holiday. The only disappointment about it is the fact Charlotte Ashby hasn't written another one. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kirz
4.0 out of 5 stars bridget jones of the PR industry
This is a bridget-jones like story about a single girl in the PR industry.
The plot is predictable, but still well-written, funny and good to read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by sztaniszlav andras
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Bridget Jones but Sluttier!
Charlotte's debut novel is a real delight. Witty and slutty with a good dose of old fashioned romance thrown in, it's this year's perfect page turner. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rosalind West
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!!
I bought the book, I've read the first few pages and already I have laughed out loud, so I want to save it for a holiday but the temptation is too much and I keep sneaking a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Get ready to Laugh Out Loud
Do not read this on a tube or train because you will be snorting with laughter at the antics of Emily and Bella. I couldn't put it down and now I am waiting for the sequel. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Louise Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Bet you laugh out loud!
First page had me hooked, first chapter had me laughing out loud, first book from this author makes me want more. Great read, pure fun and frolics for all. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lizzie Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the sequel
The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that I read it far too quickly! I need a friend like Emily in my life. This is a brilliant read and had me in stitches. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Zoe E T Mortimer
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