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The Summer Job: A hilarious story about a lie that gets out of hand - soon to be a TV series (Hardback)

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'SO much fun' MARIAN KEYES, author of GROWN UPS

'Fresh and funny' BETH O'LEARY, author of THE ROADTRIP

'A sunny caper set in the Scottish Highlands...a real spritz' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Perfect sweet spot of funny and moving' STYLIST




Birdy Finch just got her dream job. The trouble is, it's not hers . . .

It was a simple accident. Well, maybe a tiny fib. OK, maybe an all-out, blatant, mayhem-causing lie. Because the life she's just claimed is hers actually belongs to her best friend, Heather.

Obviously she'll tell Heather (eventually). And the first guy she's properly liked in forever (probably). Absolutely nobody will know - just till she sorts herself out . . .

So can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be a world-class wine expert? And can she find the courage to fall in love, even if it means telling the truth?

Run away with Birdy Finch - the messy heroine with a heart of gold!

THE SUMMER JOB is a fresh, fun, feel good romcom for fans of THE ROAD TRIP, STARSTRUCK and JANE FALLON



'Engaging, heartwarming and SO MUCH FUN. I bloody loved it' MARIAN KEYES

'Fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn' BETH O'LEARY

'What a welcome escape! Loved it, I'm in the queue for more Lizzy' JOSIE SILVER

'For fans of Marian Keyes, this is the perfect sweet spot of funny and moving women's fiction' STYLIST

'Fresh, funny and oh so relatable - the perfect tonic' ABBIE GREAVES

'Fun with a capital F . . . If you've ever felt you're getting left behind in life, or don't have everything worked out quite yet, this is the book for you' SOPHIE COUSENS

'This is the book you'll want with you on your sunlounger' COSMOPOLITAN

'I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story . . . A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing - a pure joy to read!' HELLY ACTON

'It's really great - so gossipy, warm and funny' BETH MORREY

'One of the funniest and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one!' EMILY HENRY

'The literary equivalent of going out on an amazing night out with your best friends - it had me snorting with laughter' KATHERINE WEBBER

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryRomanceRomanceAdult & contemporary romance Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 15/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9780241470909  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Lizzy Dent (mis)spent her early twenties working in a hotel not unlike the one in her first novel, The Summer Job. Soon to be a TV series! She somehow ended up in a glamorous job travelling the world creating content for various TV companies, including MTV, Channel 4, Cartoon Network, the BBC and ITV. She writes about women who don't always know where they're going in life, but who always have fun doing it. The Setup is her second novel.

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Customer Reviews

A joyful read full of love, romance - and a great deal of fun! Birdy Finch finds herself in a bit of an impossible situation; with no job and nowhere to live, her best friend Heather is heading out of the country for the summer leaving behind a temporary job in the Scottish Highlands. Something like that would tide Birdy over nicely and let her get her life in order - could she possibly take up the post in Heather's place without anyone realising? Surely it can't be that hard to pretend to be the world-class wine expert that is Heather? And can she keep it up even when she finds herself falling for an attractive Scotsman? With several thrillers on my list this week, I was more than ready for something a bit lighter and The Summer Job fit the bill perfectly. Birdy is a wonderful character, and I admired her ability to think on her feet and carry out the deception which threw her in at the deep end of a job she knew little - if anything - about. I know I couldn't have carried it off! This is sharp and funny with an undercurrent of love and romance as well as a serious side to the story. With a terrific cast of characters, there is plenty going on at all times and I lapped it up from beginning to end. The descriptions of my home country are really well done, and may do great things for tourism! Definitely an author to keep an eye on, and a novel I'm happy to give 4.5*.

- 15/04/2021
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