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  • Hodder & Stoughton

My Life in Black and White

Kim Izzo

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance

A romantic and brilliantly funny novel for fans of The Secret Lives of Dresses, The Artist and My Week with Marilyn.

See to it you can take a slap as easy as a kiss. That is if you want to get anywhere in this world and not be anybody's fool.

Clara Bishop feels life has served her up far too many slaps and not nearly enough kisses. When she is suddenly jilted by her philandering husband, she follows him to London, determined she must win him back.

Armed only with a suitcase of vintage clothing inherited from her grandmother, a former film noir actress, Clara discovers that the clothes really do make the woman. Dressed to kill, she adopts a new femme fatale persona: confident, sexy and set on revenge.

But on the road to retaliation, Clara discovers an unfinished film script that sheds light on her grandmother's mysterious death years before. As Clara's life is transported into a living, breathing film from the fifties, she discovers not only the secrets of her grandmother's past, but the chance to write her own ending too . . .

MY LIFE IN BLACK & WHITE is a time-travel romantic-comedy set within the shadowy world of film noir.

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Praise for My Life in Black and White

  • Praise for The Jane Austen Marriage Manual :

  • 'This delightful and witty book contains a meaningful message. A very satisfying read.' - Katie Fforde, author of Summer of Love and Recipe for Love

  • This wonderfully light romantic comedy reads like a cross between Pride and Prejudice and The Devil Wears Prada - with a healthy hint of Ugly Betty's humour... Fast-paced, cinematic and indulgent, this is the ultimate Martini-fuelled beach read - Red

  • Kim Izzo has written a humorous and engaging modern day love story. "Kate Shaw" is a romantic who will inspire a new generation, whether they're looking for love, or have already found it. - Nia Vardalos, screenwriter and actress, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  • Clara is a wonderful character and narrator... The film noir references made this novel great and original. - The Book Bag

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Kim Izzo

Kim Izzo is the author of The Jane Austen Marriage Manual, her first novel, My Life in Black and White, and is also co-author of the international bestseller The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum and The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Grace Under Pressure. She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including Oprah. Her advice and opinions have appeared in the pages of The New York Times Sunday Style section, InStyle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She is Deputy Editor/Beauty Director of Zoomer Magazine. Visit her at, become a fan on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @kimizzo.

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