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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Myriad Editions (16 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956251552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956251558
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 524,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"With strong characters, a cleverly constructed story and masses of period detail, this vivid evocation of life in 1985 is a fine second book from a writer who first won The Mail On Sunday Novel Competition." - Daily Mail

"Ashdown's depiction of a vulnerable teenager and the magnetic pull of a toxic friendship will have you wincing with recognition." - Glamour

"Haunting fiction." - Stylist

"Funny, insightful and often tragic. A fascinating book whose apparent simplicity masks complexity as it reveals once again the strength of Ashdown`s talent as a perceptive and engaging writer. This is a fitting second novel from the author of the acclaimed Glasshopper and will appeal to personal readers and book clubs alike." - NewBooks Magazine

"Ashdown's début novel Glasshopper was named as one of the best books of 2009, and this well-crafted follow-up doesn't disappoint." - Heat

"Isabel Ashdown's Glasshopper was one of our favourite reads of 2009, and her second novel is another mix of compelling characters and 1980s nostalgia." --Bella

"Bursting with schoolgirl preoccupations of the 1980s - Andrew Ridgeley, Ryvita and rude words on the toilet wall - this lively journey through the embarrassments of growing up is tightly entwined with a darker tale. Sarah Ribbons is now 20 years older and wiser than her teenage self and has returned home for a school reunion. But what is it that is upsetting her so profoundly?" --Sainsbury's Magazine

"Isabel Ashdown has captured every heartbeat of the uncertainty and excitement of growing up. Duplicitous friendships, awakening sexuality and the trials of school and exams are all depicted as Sarah's story unfolds." - Bookersatz

"Tied in knots. That's how my stomach felt as I devoured this book... Hurry Up and Wait definitely receives the thumbs up from me." - Editor Alex Jenkins, etc magazine

"A darkly compelling read" Easy Living

"Top 100 Customer Favourites for Kindle 2011" --Amazon

About the Author

Isabel Ashdown was born in London and grew up on the south coast of England. She is the author of four novels and winner of the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition. Her debut, Glasshopper, was named as one of the best books of 2009 by both the Observer and the London Evening Standard. In 2014 Isabel was Writer in Residence at the University of Brighton, where she now continues to teach on their Creative Writing MA.


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