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Front Row

Lisa Armstrong

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Hugely funny and acclaimed first novel about the world of fashion journalism, which was a number 1 bestseller in several accounts in hardcover.

Janie Pember gave up work to look after her children, but when her unreliable husband decides to take time out in South America to find himself, she has to find herself a job. Janie's lost most of her contacts since she quit work, but her best friend Cassie, the owner of a model agency, quickly fixes her up with an interview for the job of fashion editor on the International Gazette. Janie's sure she won't get it, and then when she does, sure she won't enjoy it, but she soon finds out that five years makes not a bit of difference in the fashion industry. And though she'd much rather be gardening (and trying to get her husband back), Janie finds herself insidiously drawn back into the senseless world of fashion.

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Praise for Front Row

  • Lisa Armstrong has done for frocks what Jilly Cooper did for polo . . . She has a wry eye, and what she saw was the zeitgeist . . . a merrily entertaining novel with an eerie finger on the pulse of everything modern . . . irresistibly funny' - Victoria Mather in the Daily Mail

  • 'Brilliant for the beach - Marie Claire

  • Super-glossy . . . Has all the juice of a Jackie Collins plus the kind of fash pack details that Armstrong, as fashion features director at Vogue, knows all about. Very light-hearted and so this season - Elle

  • Great escapism - Woman's Own

  • Front Row will rank alongside the Bulgari sunglasses and Hermes beach towels as one of this summer s must-have accessories - Evening Standard

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Lisa Armstrong

Lisa Armstrong became a journalist after graduating from Bristol University. She has worked on newspapers and magazines, and was Fashion Features Director of Vogue before becoming Style Editor at the Times. She lives in North London with her husband and two daughters.

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