The Making of Mia

The Making of Mia

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When Jo Hill lands a job as a PA at Gloss magazine, she thinks it's the job of her dreams. But it soon turns into a nightmare. As a mousy secretary with a penchant for giant bags of maltesers and comfy shoes, Jo doesn't exactly fit in at the uber-chic office. Her boss humiliates her; her colleagues bitch about her; even the receptionist ignores her. At first, Jo's not sure why - is it her hair, her figure, her clothes? Then she realises it's pretty much all of the above and that she'll never be like the sleek, glamorous girls flitting round the office in their Sass & Bide jeans and Gucci mules. Or will she? Jo might be overweight and overlooked, but she's different in other ways too. She's bright, ambitious and smart, and what's more, she has a plan. Reduced to tears for the umpteenth time by her boss - the gorgeous but vicious magazine publisher Joshua Garnet - Jo knows it's time for drastic action. She's had it with magazines and knows that 'discovering a whole new you' takes more than a manicure and a new MAC blusher. Jo's going to give herself the ultimate make-over and by the time she's finished, the magazine world - and Joshua - won't know what's hit them.Goodbye Jo, hello Mia - magazine diva extraordinaire
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 143 x 223 x 28mm | 500g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752886045
  • 9780752886046

About Ilana Fox

Ilana Fox is 28 and currently works for the Sun. Her hobbies include shopping for clothes she doesn't need, reading trashy novels, rollerblading round Battersea Park and going to the country. She lives in Wandsworth.
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'Ilana Fox's debut is great fun but surprisingly poignant too.' THE SUN 'Lively tale of backstabbing office politics and fashion.' COVENTRY TELEGRAPH
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171 ratings
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2 7% (12)
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