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Trixie Trader : [Paperback]

Helen Dunne
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  • Paperback: 231 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Ltd.; 1st. Edition edition (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898801061
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898801061
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 11 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,890,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Trixie is streets ahead of Bridget Jones. She's far more self-possessed, confident and sharp - this woman has girl power! Trixie works hard and plays hard and it is refreshing to read a story about a woman who is truly independent. The best part however, is the end. I won't spoil it for you, but it has a very clever twist that is totally unexpected at the outset. All in all a gripping read which combines fun, humour and a genuine insight into the way the City really works.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun 28 Aug 2001
By A Customer
I thought people who work in the City of London are just snobby workaholics, but Trixie put me right. She's just like most of us - can't get going without loads of coffee, would rather spend money than earn it, and can't relax without loads of booze. Helen Dunne elegantly avoids getting bogged down in the details of high finance, although she does explain what some people in the City actually do all day. Gossip and drink coffee and wine, mainly. Instead, she gives us a thoroughly entertaining tale in which Trixie digs ever deeper and funnier holes for herself, until you wonder just how she's going to get herself out. The author also gives an insight into the thoughts of a supposedly successful single woman, especially her thoughts about men. This isn't just 'chick lit' - most men will enjoy Dunne's insights into the way women think about the things men do, and the things they don't. They might even learn something - and not just about investment banking. Dunne weaves in some lovely one-liners and put-downs, and the mix of humour and drama was just right for me. I'm really looking forward to her next novel, but I'd recommend reading Trixie while you wait. Just one thing - can Doon MacKichan (off Smack the Pony) come round and read the next one to me, like she does on the Trixie tape?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sets us back by years 20 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Absolute twaddle which, if anyone took it seriously, could set us city girls back years. Trixie may overcome the odds, but with absolutely no credit to herself. If she makes it then it is because of the generosity of those that she has trodden on over the years. She may get her deal, but only because her extended family bails her out. Poorly-written, not funny, massively out-of-date view of women working in the city. Almost as embarrassing as the newspaper column.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Humorous, Light-hearted Read 8 Feb 2001
By A Customer
A thoroughly entertaining read that once I started I found hard to put down. I wanted to find out if, despite the odds stacked against her, Trixie did get the deal she needed in order to retain her high-flying career, and what would happen between her and the delicious Liam Neeson lookalike.
The book is also an education/revelation for non-City girls like myself who have no idea what the "right" underwear is, or indeed which champagne to drink - and as for the brand of Sake with gold leaf in it - how does Helen Dunne know this stuff??
A humorous, light-hearted read guaranteed to brighten up your day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing read with guaranteed laughs 9 Mar 2001
By A Customer
If you know anything about the City, you won't need to hedge your bets on this book. And even if you know nothing about the City, it's still guaranteed to make you laugh.
Trixie Trader is a great mix of humour and clever characterisation. The charming love-interest Ciaran, the delightfully confused Lily, and the label-conscious Trixie herself, fiercely ambitious and unscrupulous, yet riddled with the same insecurities and ambitions of love that afflict us all.
You will always want to read on - and it's worth it - there's a great twist at the end!
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I 've heard the Daily Telegraph column is great, but I have to say I found this a dreadful waste of a great idea. For one thing, it's appallingly copy edited, the first paragraph alone has three mistakes! Secondly, the only thing that differentiates this book from the other piles of drivel that followed Fielding's Bridget Jones is that Trixie's a City girl, an idea which even then is hardly breathtakingly original. I ,too, am a financial journalist, and yes the book can be quite witty in its skewering of those dreadful Oxbridge graduates that clog up Bank tube station with their laptops and Armani suits, but the characters are paper thin and Dunne has made little attempt to ingratiate them to the reader - we need to feel a little sympathetic! Ultimately, I can' t help feeling that this book is a rushjob, written rather quickly and put out in order for the writer to capitalise on the favourable restaurant seatings she will no doubt receive from namechecking them in this book! A shame, because with a more thorough rewriting it could have been a riot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 18 April 2005
This book has more to it than actually meets the eye. To be honest, I was expecting the typical chick lit story, with predictable 'twists' and transparent characters. I was wrong. This book is well worth a read.
Trixie Trader is a bit lazy. She has lost the enthusiasm that landed her the high flying job in the city, and that kept her job safe. Now it has been decided that she's drunk one bottle too many of champagne, been rude enough to all her clients, and has had one too many sick days.
She has just 50 days to hook a Big Deal, one which is like gold dust when you've been out of the scene for so long. Trixie finds that if you talk to your work mates, life may become simpler. After all, it can't be that hard to hook a deal, can it? They don't call her Trixie Trader for nothing.
There's harassed looking Bloodhound to sort her out, Ciaran, the gorgeous new edition to the office, her best friend, and her house keeper Lily. But there is more to her than meets the eye, and this goes for the same characters too....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Just name-dropping of designer labels
Bought this book because I really enjoyed "Light as a Feather", but what a disappointment. Utter rubbish. Guessed the "twist at the end" before I'd read half of it. Read more
Published on 29 May 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars you'll hate her then love her
Whilst I may never have worked in the City, I've worked in London offices and the politics are pretty much all the same. Read more
Published on 9 April 2003 by "cazphillips"
4.0 out of 5 stars fantastic!
I thought trixie trader was a really good bedtime read, as the plot evolves you grow to like the like the 'hard faced' main character trixie more and more. Read more
Published on 26 Mar 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy
This book is a must buy. The author has strung together a clever story based on her newspaper character that as totally enthralling and highly insightful for people who have... Read more
Published on 23 April 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Working in the city myself I could totally identify with this book and many of the locations were familiar haunts of my own. Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars A good "trashy" read
First, a declaration of interest - I work with the author Helen Dunne, who is a friend as well as a colleague. Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Humour with a Champagne sparkle
For the past couple of years, Trixie Trader's diary of a banker's life in the City of London has been brightening the Monday morning gloom for a host of Daily Telegraph readers. Read more
Published on 7 Mar 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars ASK NO QUESTIONS - JUST BUY IT!
What a great book. Informative to an outsider, funny to all! Great storyline, with a great style of writing - a bit chatty sort of say-what-you-think-as-you-think-it. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully written
This is a good book that keeps you wanting to read and read waiting to see what Trixie is going to do next to keep her job.
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5.0 out of 5 stars essential pass-notes to the City
Trixie Trader is a riot. Until recently, I worked in the City and recognise many of the characters Trixie encounters. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2001
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