Holly's Inbox

Holly's Inbox

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Dear Holly,

Are you sure you know what you're getting into...?


System alert: Inbox full of scandal, romance, and office hilarity!

Meet Holly Denham. It's her first day as a receptionist at a London investment bank and inexperienced Holly is struggling. Take a peek at her email and you'll see why: Holly's inbox is a daily source of drama. An affair with a sexy VP heats things up at the office, but when Holly's first flame (who, she thinks, left her in the lurch) gets a job at the same company, complications abound.

How's a working girl supposed to have a love life with a demanding job, crazy friends, a dysfunctional family, and gossipy colleagues? Not to mention that Holly's been keeping a secret from everyone - and the past is about to catch up with her.

Written entirely in emails, this compulsively readable UK smash hit will keep you laughing and turning the pages all the way to its surprising and deeply satisfying ending.

Repeatedly compared to Bridget Jones' Diary, hollysinbox.com became a website phenomenon, with thousands of daily visitors from all over the world. This novel tells Holly's story in full, and also includes exclusive extra material not available on the site.


"I didn't get any sleep last night because I just HAD to finish it!"

"The new Bridget Jones' Diary..."

"Are you ready for the Bridget Jones' Diary of the digital age?"

"Be warned... once you start reading, it's addictive."
Shiny Fashion

"Bound to be a huge success."
Guardian Unlimited

"Compulsive reading."
Heat Magazine, 4 Stars

"A hilarious delve into someone else's daily life."
Closer Magazine, 4 Stars
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Product details

  • Paperback | 665 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 51mm | 658g
  • Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402219032
  • 9781402219030
  • 1,394,604

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""Holly's Inbox" is delightful, funny, it's been lauded as the next Bridget Jones, it's made up of email conversations that will keep your nose in the book and laughing at Holly's predicaments, it's hilarious, it's completely addictive and I totally recommend it!"
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About Holly Denham

Holly Denham is the pen name for Bill Surie the owner of a placement service for receptionists and secretaries in London. He started the Holly's Inbox website as a place to serialize his first novel. The website became an overnight sensation and his second novel is now in the works.
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Rating details

6,739 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 30% (2,045)
4 30% (2,006)
3 25% (1,702)
2 9% (639)
1 5% (347)

Our customer reviews

Synopsis: \"Ever wanted a peek at someone else\'s emails?\" That\'s one of the teasers for Holly Inbox, a 672 page novel, composed entirely of emails by, for or about Holly Dedham. Don\'t be put off by the book\'s length - the characters are engrossing and the book flies by! Young, vivacious, and relatively inexperienced, Holly has a new job as a receptionist at a busy corporate bank in London. We read about her ups and downs as she faces bullying co-workers, social mishaps, well meaning but socially aggressive parents, her flaky entrepreneur brother Charlie, an ex-boyfriend who joins the bank, and a gorgeous and flirtatious banker. Fortunately, Holly has her old friends Jason and Aisha to keep her grounded and amused plus her work friends Trish and Jennie to advise her. Review: Holly\'s Inbox has all the likability, humor, plot twists and romance that exemplify good chicklit. The book reminded me of Marian Keyes\'s Watermelon and Sophie Kinsella\'s Undomestic Goddess. Although I had to adjust to the \"all email\" format, this was easy enough once I became familiar with each of the characters. From Holly\'s grandmother to her frenemy from boarding school to her crazy single woman friend Aisha to her accident prone brother Charlie, her cheery gay friend Granger and her office mate Trish, each of the characters are carefully crafted and fun companions. Holly herself may seem a bit flaky, especially when she\'s getting her bearings, but you\'ll find yourself rooting for her soon enough. The ups and downs of an office romance were fun, but like in real life, it\'s banter and the friendships that made the book come alive so vividly. At close to 700 pages, Holly\'s Inbox is bulky but you won\'t want to put it down. I took it with me everywhere - even on the crowded NYC subway during rush hour. A fun summer read! Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (June 1, 2009), 672 pages. Review copy courtesy of the author.show more
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