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What I Did On My Holidays: the perfect escapist read for the holiday season!

Chrissie Manby

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

One girl creates the ultimate 'fake-cation' . . . Laugh-out-loud chick lit by bestselling author Chrissie Manby

Sophie Sturgeon can't wait for her annual summer holiday. Not only will it be a week away from work, it will be a chance to reconnect with her boyfriend Callum.

So this upcoming trip to Majorca is a big deal. Sophie's spent a lot of time getting ready. She's bought a new wardrobe. She's been waxed to within an inch of her life. She's determined she and Callum will have the best time ever.

Then Callum dumps her, the night before they're due to leave. In a show of bravery and independence, Sophie says she'll go to Majorca alone - but in fact, she hides in her London flat. But when her friends, family, and even Callum seem so surprised and delighted at her single girl courage, Sophie decides to go all out and recreate the ultimate 'fake break' . . . with hilarious results.

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Praise for What I Did On My Holidays: the perfect escapist read for the holiday season!

  • 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 -

  • 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 -

  • I absolutely loved this book - it is one of the most hilarious books I have read so far this year! I highly recommend WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS it was oozing with humour, a real feel-good read. -

  • Anyone who's ever struggled through a pre-holiday break-up will be in stitches reading this - Woman magazine

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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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