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A Proper Family Holiday

Chrissie Manby

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The first in a laugh-out-loud, new chick lit series by bestselling author Chrissie Manby, perfect for your beach bag.

Sisters Chelsea and Ronnie Benson haven't spoken to each other in two years when their mother announces she wants the whole family to go on a week-long holiday in Lanzarote for her sixtieth birthday.

Both sisters dread the holiday for different reasons. Sophisticated singleton Chelsea, a fashion journalist, dreads a week in the 'chips with everything' world she left behind when she moved to London. Ronnie, now a mother of two, is feeling fat and frumpy. The last thing she wants is to strip down to a swimsuit alongside her super-thin super-chic sis.

The week begins badly and gets worse, as underlying tensions and secrets are exposed. And then their mother drops a bombshell on the group. Will the holiday bring the sisters closer or blow the Benson family apart?

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Praise for A Proper Family Holiday

  • Praise for WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS - -

  • Manby's novels are made for holidays - light enough to pick up and put down, but entertaining enough to keep you happy by the pool. - Glamour

  • 'Smart and entertaining, beach reading doesn't get much better than this!' **** - Closer

  • A gloriously delicious read! ... Packed with warm characters and hilarious situations - www.handwrittengirl.com

  • An absolute beaut for the deckchair . . . Manby's writing is effortlessly funny, but it's the warmth behind the comedy that kept me glued - Saga

  • The perfect summer escapist read - www.chicklitcentral.com

  • Praise for WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS - -

  • Manby's novels are made for holidays - light enough to pick up and put down, but entertaining enough to keep you happy by the pool. - Glamour

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Chrissie Manby

Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty five romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.

Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.

You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.

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