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ePub Simply Divine download
Author:
Wendy Holden
ISBN13:
978-9999986274
ISBN:
0747261296
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Publisher:
Gardners Books; New Ed edition (July 1999)
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Subcategory:
British & Irish
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1767 kb
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4.8
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As with other Wendy Holden books I've read, Simply Divine is filled with puns and features less than flattering portraits of British rich and famous.

As with other Wendy Holden books I've read, Simply Divine is filled with puns and features less than flattering portraits of British rich and famous. But I have to say, it was no "Bad Heir Day".

The previous owner has certainly very much enjoyed reading this book more than once, therefore please be aware there will be some creasing on the spine or slight shelf wear.

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The previous owner has certainly very much enjoyed reading this book more than once, therefore please be aware there will be some creasing on the spine or slight shelf wear.

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A witty, well-observed tale from bestseller WENDY HOLDEN, author of MARRYING UP and FAME FATALE

A witty, well-observed tale from bestseller WENDY HOLDEN, author of MARRYING UP and FAME FATALE. Champagne D'Vyne is a celebrity socialite with a charmed life - and a mania for men, money and fame. Jane is a journalist with an ordinary life - love stress, work stress and a spare tyre that won't go away.

Simply Divine sparkles with Wendy Holden's sharp, acerbic wit as she bursts the bubble of high society's extravagant pretensions and leaves the reader choking at some of her more shocking sentiments: "How could see that far?. This honing of the optics came, Jane imagined, courtesy of the genetic inheritance of generations of Venerys scanning the horizons of their vast acreage.

You can tell that this is a Wendy Holden book - the characters are well drawn out and are fun to read - and the book is stillĀ .

You can tell that this is a Wendy Holden book - the characters are well drawn out and are fun to read - and the book is still loaded with great "chick lit" moments. Pure frothy fun! If you enjoy Sophie Kinsella or Helen Fielding, you will love this author . you are in for a great escape. Light, frothy, and frenetic, this book was a fun read.

1999) A novel by Wendy Holden. A national bestseller in England, this delightful new novel has been called "Frothy, frivolous, and fu. (Harpers & Queen).

  • i thought this book was quite funny. i loved the sarcasm and the tone of the book. i found it an enjoyable read. if you liked "the diary of Bridget Jones," you will definitely enjoy this one

  • "Simply Divine" deals with Jane who worked as an underappreciated feature writer for women's magazine "Gorgeous." She had a live in boyfriend, Nick who didn't respect her or her job. At the same time, she was also attracted to Tom, the guy living a floor above hers and had a one-night stand with him. Even though Jane was very attracted to Tom, she felt guilty about their fling especially since she thought that Nick and her still had a chance. Just as she convinced herself that, Nick dumped her for another woman and had been cheating on her. However, this is not the main storyline.
    Jane's work took a bad turn when her editor asked her to write for this in demand celebrity named Champagne. Champagne was paid generously to "write" a column but in reality Jane had to check in with Champagne frequently to write the column for her. This was basically the main theme. Particularly, her contacts with Champagne and her best friend's mansion (called Mullions) which was in ruins and Jane had to help her friend finds a rich man who could restored the mansion.
    I have only two problems with the book. Firstly, the fact that Wolden makes Jane "in love" with Tom when she only had a one night stand was to me, a little far-fetched. There was a lack of development in Jane's love life except that she keeps holding out for Tom even after he had left for New York. My second problem is the secondary character, Tally, Jane's best friend. She was very unlikeable and her character I felt was not fully developed. Other than that, the book is relatively entertaining. I also enjoyed Wolden's style of writing which is very smooth and flows nicely. However, bear in mind that this is a comedy not a romantic comedy.

  • Having read Gossip Hound, I wanted to get my hands on Wendy Holden's debut novel. Simply Divine is a modern fairy tale with Holden's signature style of wicked romance and satire.

    Jane is a young journalist who's been given the challenging job of ghostwriting the adventures and exploits of faux celebrity and fashionista Champagne D'Vyne. Which means that her dream of taking creative control of a glossy magazine has just as well shattered. To make matters worse, she couldn't make her personal life more pathetic if she'd tried. She is in a dead-end relationship with the unpleasant Nick while desiring her gorgeous upstairs neighbor. Will she be able to upgrade her career? Will she find a suitable mate? And, more importantly, will she survive the outrageous excursions with the insubordinate Champagne D'Vyne? There are some fun twists in the novel.
    Simply Divine is a rather entertaining and enlightening novel. Holden's take on the glamorous world of socialites and fashionistas is witty and insightful. Hers is the brand of ironic humor that I look for in women's fiction. The characterization in her novels is just wonderful. I flinched every time Champagne D'Vyne made an appearance. I was able to get better acquainted with the aforementioned character in Gossip Hound. She has the sort of deluded arrogance that would make Madonna seem humble in comparison. All of the characters in the novel are entertaining and compelling. Are you in the bargain for original chick lit? I couldn't recommend Wendy Holden's work enough. She's one of the best British writers to come out since Helen Fielding. Enjoy!

  • Pity Evergirl Jane. Her soon to be ex-boyfriend is vile. Her job does not exactly require life or death decisions. Her best friend Tally is stuck in the back of beyond trying to hold together the family manor with stacks of books and sheer will. What could add to Jane's fun?
    Try ghostwriting a magazine column for London It girl of the moment, Champagne D'Vyne. Oh no, that name was not a typo. Champagne D'Vyne is a lean, long-legged, drop dead blonde stunner with breasts that would make Pamela Anderson and Jayne Mansfield look flat-chested. Champagne comes complete with a huge trust fund and demon doggie named Gucci.
    Before Jane can throw herself onto her editing pencil, Champagne invades her life. Poor Tally isn't any help, having to deal with the return of her New Age mum and missing brother. Not even a romp with the stud upstairs can lift Jane's spirits.
    Champagne's column is a stunning success and Jane escapes from her magazine to one with better circulation. And guess who re-enters her life?
    It's doesn't take a brain surgeon to work out the plot twists but getting to the end is a blast.
    Anyone who snaps up Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella should give Wendy Holden a try!

  • If you're in the mood to escape to the world of turn-of-the-millenium London, full of large-breasted socialites, trashy magazines, designer clothes, anorexic ex-debs, crumbling country manors, and just enough sex to keep things interesting, then you may want to check out Wendy Holden's "Simply Divine." Holden apparently drew on her own experiences working for a Brit tabloid-ish magazine; the novel features Jane, a hard-working, not-terribly-glam journalist assigned to ghost-write columns for the fabulous blonde bombshell socialite, Champagne D'Vyne (only one of the ridiculous character names in the book). The book is a quick read (though not short), full of entertaining one-liners, more puns than any writer ought to cram in a single book, and humorous scenes. Holden skewers many of the "types" found in British society, although her satire is too often heavy-handed. I found the book best consumed in small bites; otherwise, the unfailingly flip tone tends to grate.