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Miss Manners

Miss Manners [Kindle Edition]

Iman Sid
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

It was 9.05 on a Monday morning and I was having a quarter-life crisis.
Struggling to pay bills, stuck in a dead-end job and no boyfriend, life hasn't turned out quite the way 25-year-old Anna Borgström expected.
While most of her university peers are getting on with their careers, Anna is working as a sales assistant at Harrolds' toy department. But after a shocking public event, things go from bad to worse when Anna is fired and soon left with no job, no car and no money.
Equipped with nothing more than the diary of (in)famous socialite Pinkie Mortimer, Anna sets out on a journey that sees her taking part in Miss Manners - an annual televised talent search for the next headline-making It-girl. Except Anna has no fashion sense, can't walk in high heels, and burps after every meal.
As Anna enters a very different world of primping, pampering and partying, crises and complications attempt to undermine her endeavours. But will the help of friends and a cute new crush ensure Anna's metamorphosis runs smoothly? Or will it all spiral out of control?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 873 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Publisher: Couture Books (1 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Iman Sid studied Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where she was Creative Writing Editor of the campus newspaper, Concrete.

She has worked at BBC World Service, Tatler, Condé Nast Traveller, InStyle and Time Out, and regularly writes articles for national newspapers and magazines.

Miss Manners - which was #1 on Authonomy's Editor's Desk chart (June 2012), won HarperCollins' Authonomy Gold Medal Award (July 2012), and made it into the Kindle top 100 - is her first novel.

Iman is currently writing her second novel.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! 7 May 2013
By qwerty
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was a surprising find, I didn't expect it to be any good and I was pleasantly surprised! It was a light read even if the love story was a bit cliched. I would recommend it to anyone especially as it is free!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 29 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book. Made me want to read more and more! A great example of modern chick lit, will look for more books by this author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Mind your Manners...' 11 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The great thing about Miss Manners is the utterly convincing tone of voice that author Iman Sid has created for her heroine.
As Anna makes her way from one awkward situation or misadventure to another, her first person narrative keeps up a witty commentary on the events, with a fine descriptive eye for the colourful cast of characters she encounters, like Bill, whose 'face looked like it had been made with Plasticine and then squashed by something angry.'

The incidents come at a nice pace, and there are plenty of memorable scenes, including one great moment in which Anna finds herself on TV dressed as giant rabbit, brawling with a popular socialite.

But what really holds it all together is Anna's keen self-awareness, shedding painful yet comical light on her own neuroses - 'I can't believe it, I'd almost died in a car accident and all I could think about was what knickers I was wearing...'

'My life is a series of outtakes,' she tells us, but in this case the outtakes are greater than the show itself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOK EVER!!!!! 6 Aug 2013
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OMG love this book read it noowwww pleeaaaasseee
You really will l o v e this book i did !read it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 6 Aug 2013
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More more more please really light hearted feel good read I loved it. I so want to share it will my non kindle friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dont bother! 18 July 2013
By june
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Only read about a third, really couldn't get into it, found it really boring, good job it was cheap.... not for me!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fab 14 July 2013
By janey56
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Great book loved every minute of it, funny witty could not put the book down shame when it ended need more like it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good wee read 11 July 2013
By Heva
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a good book to read, I enjoyed it. It is a totaly chick book, but if you are looking for a pleasant light hearted book to keep you going for a while.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I have really enjoyed being taken away great escapism
if you want a book that you can just read and not think about this is it. I have really enjoyed being taken away great escapism :-)
Published 1 month ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss Manners
A good book if you are having a duvet day or are sick and just want to lounge on the sofa. Very easy reading.
Published 7 months ago by Susan Rushmer
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I thought the storyline had potential, but anyone saying they love this book or that it's the best book ever must be about 12. I'm 16 and I honestly just found it a bit too cheesy. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Teen Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny!
A wonderful insight into how ladies are expected to behave in high your p's and q's while reading! very easy to read style of writing!
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. Emma Healey
4.0 out of 5 stars Gold diggers go mad!
A funny book that takes a look behind what goes on in the creation of an "it" girl. A good read but it did seem to dance about a bit. Enjoyable
Published 10 months ago by Rozietoez
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Seemed slow to get in to, but had to read it to see what happened. Was a good girlie read.
Published 10 months ago by Julie Clinton
3.0 out of 5 stars An easy, witty and totally girly read.
You know when you can just see the story unfolding in front of you after the first few chapters then you're excited to see if you're right? Read more
Published 10 months ago by Pajama Book Girl
1.0 out of 5 stars Few redeemable features
This book left an impact for all the wrong reasons.
The main character was so unlikable, I read to the end only to see if she got her comeuppance. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Cherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Page turning
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, not only was it funny but because I live in the UK I can visualise everything within the book. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next instalment.
Published 11 months ago by Danielle Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars really good read
Really good light read, perfect for giving you a few laughs. A bit predictable but still a good book especially since it was free :)
Published 11 months ago by k a whyte
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