Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 320 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.65 in
Published: April 26, 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books USA
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0143035363
ISBN - 13: 9780143035367
Read from the Book
1. London The problem with you, Olivia, is that you have an overactive imagination.” “I don’t,” said Olivia Joules indignantly. Barry Wilkinson, foreign editor of the Sunday Times, leaned back in his chair, trying to hold in his paunch, staring over his half-moon glasses at the disgruntled little figure before him, and thinking: And you’re too damned cute. “What about your story about the cloud of giant, fanged locusts pancaking down on Ethiopia, blotting out the sun?” he said. “It was the Sudan.” Barry sighed heavily. “We sent you all the way out there and all you came up with was two grasshoppers in a polythene bag.” “But there was a locust cloud. It was just that it had flown off to Chad. They were supposed to be roosting. Anyway, I got you the story about the animals starving in the zoo.” “Olivia, it was one warthog—and he looked quite porky to me.” “Well, I would have got you an interview with the fundamentalist women and a cross amputee if you hadn’t made me come back.” “The birth of Posh and Becks’s new baby you were sent to cover live for BSkyB?” “That wasn’t hard news.” “Thank God.” “I certainly didn’t imagine anything there.” “No. But nor did you say anything for the first ten seconds. You stared around like a simpleton, fiddling with your hair live on air, then suddenly yelled, &lsq
From the Publisher
At the close of the last millennium, Helen Fielding debuted the irrepressible (and blockbuster-bestselling) Bridget Jones. Now, Fielding gives us a sensational new heroine for a new era...Move over 007, a stunning, sexy-and decidedly female-new player has entered the world of international espionage. Her name is Olivia Joules (that’s "J.O.U.L.E.S. the unit of kinetic energy") and she''s ready to take America by storm with charm, style, and her infamous Overactive Imagination.
How could a girl not be drawn to the alluring, powerful Pierre Ferramo-he of the hooded eyes, impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth, exotic international homes, and dubious French accent? Could Ferramo really be a major terrorist bent on the Western world’s destruction, hiding behind a smokescreen of fine wines, yachts, and actresses slash models? Or is it all just a product of Olivia Joules’s overactive imagination?
Join Olivia in her heart-stopping, hilarious, nerve-frazzling quest from hip hotel to eco-lodge to underwater cave, by light aircraft, speedboat, helicopter, and horse, in this witty, contemporary, and utterly unputdownable novel deluxe.
About the Author
Helen Fielding, a journalist and a novelist, is the author of three previous novels, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Cause Celeb. She also co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget Jones’s Diary and the forthcoming sequel based on Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
"It’s hard to imagine a more appealing heroine than Olivia." — San Francisco Chronicle "Dependably delicious . . . Pitch perfect." —Newsweek Recklessly cosmopolitan, jet-setting, worldly, adventurous-a 340 page romp." — The Independent "This is a girl’s own adventure - with added sauce - to rattle through in one entertaining sitting. Helen Fielding is a great comic writer." — The Spectator "Very addictive…. Fielding’s comic talent lies in her adorable observations.... This is quintessential Fielding." — The Observer "If Bridget Jones shaped and named a certain kind of life in the 1990s, it looks as if Olivia Joules, Helen Fielding’s new heroine, may do the same for the new decade." — The Times (London) "Hurrah for Fielding! Yet again she’s picked up on what’s lacking in the girly train read, and whistled us up Olivia Joules: a Jane Bond heroine with a wonderfully overactive imagination…. Fielding’s prose shimmers and glares with wit, sophistication and humanity. A brilliant comic writer, Fielding’s talent exceeds any sociological explanation." — The Independent on Sunday "Fielding is an extremely skillful and engaging writer. The book works as a fast-paced thriller - I gulped in down in one reading. But it also has great charm and, in its shy fashion, a moral theme." — The Telegraph "The name is Joules, Olivia Joules.... Po