448 pages, 8.56 × 5.5 × 1.45 in
February 22, 2011
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385342020
ISBN - 13: 9780385342025
Read from the Book
ONEThe thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them. It's for their own good. I mean, take my own parents. If they knew the unvarnished truth about my finances/love life/ plumbing/council tax, they'd have instant heart attacks and the doctor would say, "Did anyone give them a terrible shock?" and it would all be my fault. Therefore, they have been in my flat for approximately ten minutes and already I have told them the following lies:1. L&N Executive Recruitment will start making profits soon, I'm sure of it.2. Natalie is a fantastic business partner, and it was a really brilliant idea to chuck in my job to become a headhunter with her.3. Of course I don't just exist on pizza, black cherry yogurts, and vodka.4. Yes, I did know about interest on parking tickets.5. Yes, I did watch that Charles Dickens DVD they gave me for Christmas; it was great, especially that lady in the bonnet. Yes, Peggotty. That's who I meant.6. I was actually intending to buy a smoke alarm at the weekend, what a coincidence they should mention it.7. Yes, it'll be nice to see all the family again.Seven lies. Not including all the ones about Mum's outfit. And we haven't even mentioned The Subject.As I come out of my bedroom in a black dress and hastily applied mascara, I see Mum looking at my overdue phone bill on the mantelpiece."Don't worry," I say quickly. "I'm going to sort that out.""Only, if you don't," says Mum, "they'll cut off your line, and it'll take ages for you to
From the Publisher
Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?
When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie–a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance–mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she’s just been dumped by the “perfect” man.
Sadie, however, could care less.
Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.
About the Author
Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as The Undomestic Goddess, Can You Keep a Secret?, and Remember Me? She lives in England.
“Laugh-out-loud.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“[Kinsella] continues to tickle funny bones and touch hearts.”—USA Today
“[A] most delicious and delightful romp.”—Publishers Weekly
“Like everything [Kinsella] writes, it’s warm and lively.”—Time
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