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Second Prize

Chrissie Manby

9 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A poignant yet hilarious tale of unrequited love from bestselling Manby, reissued in fresh packaging for a wide new readership.

Dashing, dishy and utterly uninterested. No one else can compete.

Lara Fenton is all washed up. Single at 25, she's desperate to find a man, especially since her best friend Julie got engaged. Salvation arrives in the divine form of Hugh Armstrong-Hamilton.

Yes, Hugh has his faults, but who doesn't So what if he never picks up the bill Big deal if he cancels dates at the last moment. And who cares about a few insults from his snooty friends Hugh is a god - her god, and any other man would seem like second prize in comparison. Or would they . . .

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Praise for Second Prize

  • Praise for Chris Manby:

  • 'Hilarious city-girl comedy with a message about facing up to who you are' - Cosmopolitan

  • Bright and breezy tale - Express on Sunday

  • Chris Manby's second offering is hilarious - The Evening Telegraph

  • With a marriage of comic invention and some clear-sighted emotional honesty, this novel can move as well as amuse - Good Book Guide

  • Feelgood romantic comedy for those experiencing, anticipating or vaguely remembering thirtysomething angst - Scotsman

  • A laugh-every page, romping read. Excellent! - B Magazine on RUNNING AWAY FROM RICHARD

  • Very funny, hugely feel-good . . . tremendous - Fiona Walker on LIZZIE JORDAN'S SECRET LIFE

  • Light-hearted romp of sun, sea, sand and sex - Hello! on SEVEN SUNNY DAYS

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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 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 to find out more.

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