All Livia really wants is for her life to be simple: she'd like to make her interior design business work, see lots of her friends, and maybe find a man - if she ever meets one who knows that Smeg is a brand of kitchen appliance and not a sexually transmitted disease. But events - or more specifically Livia's friends - conspire to keep her life complicated. What with Steve's secret liaison with 'vegetable girl', Mandy's insistence that Livia hosts a dinner party to help her snare the latest object of her rather fleeting affections, and the glamorous Zena's determination to hold a party to relaunch Livia's career, the simple life just isn't an option. And the antique pistol in the bottom of her wardrobe is the final straw.
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Close friends are one thing, but Livia's are a recipe for disaster ...
'Reading this book is like going to the most outrageous, wonderful party and somehow avoiding the hangover. Pure pleasure.' Katie Fforde
'A cool Nancy Mitford' Julie Burchill
'A rollicking romp by the original good-time girl' Louise RennisonAbout the Author:
Laura Lockington was born in Kent but, via interludes in Cornwall, Florence and London, has now settled in Brighton. She has been married, more than once, but vows never to do it again - at least not unless too many vodka martinis prevail over her better judgement. She has had a varied career, working at various points in TV, films, theatre and interior design, but in 1999 abandoned the rat race to write her first novel, Capers in the Sauce. She has grown out of clubbing and taken up cooking for friends instead, but is a firm believer in one's inalienable right to behave disreputably when necessary.
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Book Description Arrow, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99416778