When The Glamorous Grosvenor Sisters Arrive In The Exclusive Hamptons Beach Town Of Little Elbow, They Can T Help But Cause A Stir Gorgeous Grace And Charming Charity Are Soon Hot Favourites On Everybody S Guest List Except That Of Their Neighbour, Marcella Hunter Heiress Marcella Doesn T Want The Competition And When Grace Starts Dating Marcella S Plan B Man Dull But Extraordinarily Rich Choate Fitzgerald The Gloves Are Off Marcella Determines To Find Out Where The Sisters Really Came From And Exactly How They Can Afford To Rent A Six Bedroom Beach House In This Millionaires Playground In The Process, However, It S Discovered That Quite A Few Of The People Spending That Summer In Little Elbow Are Not Exactly What They Seem
Chrissie Manby.Encouraged my by English teacher, Mrs Pocock, I published my first short story in Just Seventeen when I was fourteen years old The story was called Whatever happened to the wonderful boy I fell in love with and I published it under the pseudonym Carolyn Lane because it largely consisted of a transcript of an argument I d had with my boyfriend I bought a black denim jacket from C A with the proceeds I continued to contribute short stories to Just Seventeen to help pay my way through university I studied Experimental Psychology at St Edmund Hall in Oxford Alas, I devoted rather too much time to my social life and staggered away with an unimpressive 2 2 In retrospect, that 2 2 saved my life It meant that none of the graduate training schemes I had hoped to join would have me I wouldn t become an accountant after all I moved to London and took a series of temp jobs to support myself It was while I was working at Prelude Audio Books, a company which took erotic classics and put them on tape, that I met my first real novelist David Garnett David is a very well respected science fiction writer, who once dabbled with writing erotica under the name Angelique Prelude was recording the Angelique novels One afternoon, David spent a couple of hours sitting on my desk, waiting for my boss to come back from a very long publishing lunch to discuss some unpaid royalties I told David I d always wanted to be a writer He dared me to write a novella like Angelique s A few weeks later, I handed him my first full length manuscript David cast his experienced eye over my scribblings, helped me tweak it and then passed it on to his editor at Little Brown Incredibly, she made an offer on it My dream of becoming a proper writer was reborn That first book was called Inspiration It centred on the sexual shenanigans of a group of artists in St Ives Wary of embarrassing my parents, I published Inspiration as Stephanie Ash Four Stephanie Ash novellas followed, helping me to pay my rent and attract the attention of a literary agent In 1997, I published my first Chris Manby novel, Flatmates Thirteen novels on the single life as Chris Manby later, I ve just published Getting Over Mr Right as Chrissie Manby apparently too many people are under the impression that I am a bloke I live in London and when I m not writing in fact, even when I m supposed to be writing I spend an awful lot of time on Twitter Follow me on chrissiemanby.
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- 09 February 2019 Chris Manby