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Gifted and Talented

Wendy Holden

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Wendy Holden is back with a witty and romantic new trilogy set around a university campus.

'Welcome to Branston College ... We are an academic institution in the heart of an ancient university town. Our architecture might not feature dreaming spires, but the central dome nonetheless casts a characterful shadow. Amenities include a distinctive subterranean bar and a newly renovated garden where you can observe local wildlife.'

Diana is starting a new life as gardener at Branston College, a challenging restoration project which allows her to indulge a love of delphiniums beneath the disconcerting gaze of dishy but remote Richard, the recently widowed College Master.

A new term brings new students, among them 'It Girl' Amber, darling of the gossip columns and dead certainty for inclusion in the university's notorious elite society. As lustful teenagers and crabby tutors run riot in Diana's garden, her peaceful haven is trampled... and then a blast from the past threatens to ruin a new romance.

Can anything save Diana's hard-won happiness, let alone her herbaceous borders?

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Praise for Gifted and Talented

  • Wendy's writing is brilliant. - Jilly Cooper

  • One of the country's greatest comic authors. - Daily Mirror

  • Witty, wonderful. - Daily Mail

  • So funny and readable you worry about the calorie content. - The Sunday Times

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Wendy Holden

Number one bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.

Visit her on her website, or follow her on Twitter @Wendy_Holden and on Facebook at

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