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

Charlotte Ashby
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Length: 365 pages
  • Word Wise: Enabled
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Book Description

"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.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 972 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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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,810 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a corker! 17 Feb. 2014
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best laugh for years! 15 Feb. 2014
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 Girls like me 17 Feb. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! 11 Aug. 2014
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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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
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!! 26 Feb. 2014
By Sarah
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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 peek!!
If the rest of this book is as great as it's first chapter, i know it will be brilliant! Well written, bfabulous memories and keeping me smiling.
I need to go on holiday..... NOW!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Mozza
Format:Kindle Edition
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
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a hoot!
For all those who started work in London in the early 90s, this is most definitely the book for you. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John Holden
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good read!
Published 6 months ago by Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next one!
This was a gripping read, easy to read in one sitting. Had me laughing out loud, and I can't remember the last book that made me laugh like this. Read more
Published 8 months ago by RScribe367
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and light-hearted romp
A hilarious and light-hearted romp that I and my girlfriends all enjoyed!
Published 8 months ago by Shai Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Very funny and loved Emily and all her antics and couldn't put the book down. I had such a vivid image of all the characters I felt I knew them. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Theresa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant light hearted and accurate mickey take of a mad industry.
Published 11 months ago by Mrs Michelle C Redmond
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
not my scene sorry
Published 14 months ago by aes3
5.0 out of 5 stars Bonkers and fun with a really lovely kind heroine
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. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Claire
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 16 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 17 months ago by Alice
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