Pictures of You

Pictures of You

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Twenty-something Alison Hendry lives with her boyfriend Adrian and her sister Suzanne. While Adrian and Suzanne enjoy an extended adolescence, acting out famous events from recent rock history in their tiny living-room, Alison keeps the three of them alive by working at Force, a fashionable men's magazine. Alison loves everything about her job. She loves the stylish offices, the well-groomed men, and most of all, her boss, Martin Powell. It is a crush she hopes will remain unrequited, as she knows she'd go off him if she found out he returned her affections. Martin, meanwhile, has problems of his own. A decadent lifestyle and one too many infidelities have turned his marriage into a mockery, and he's taken to spending most evenings avoiding his impossibly posh wife, Claudia. But when Martin loses his job and takes on a ludicrous new commission, everything becomes subject to change...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753813440
  • 9780753813447

Review quote

"Fast-paced, farcical and full of sex, Thorne's entertaining slice of contemporary London life is a typically straight story written with the sort of crisp dialogue and description-less scene changes we have come to expect. Perfect for reading between stops. Pictures of You is the literary equivalent of a line of coke and a cheeky grope - quick-fix fiction for the here and now." Observer We've set an end of month press date for this title, and although its early days, already confirmed publicity includes Confessions in the Sunday Times (dues to run on 4/8/02), My Recommendations column in Harrods magazine, Instant Karma column for the Scotsman (4/8/02) and a short story to appear in the Sunday Express (21/7/01.) He is also writing an article on Chick Lit for the Femail.co.uk website to run on 23 July. Confirmed reviews include Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Times, Guardian (27/7/02), Independent (21/7/02), with more news to follow... Confirmed radio interviews include Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4, 13/7), Robert Elms Show (BBC London, 25/7) and Fi Glover Show (BBC Radio 5, 13/7.) He has also been confirmed for a Vox n Roll event at the Mini Bshow more

About Matt Thorne

Matt Thorne lives in London with his wife. He's a full-time writer and book reviewer. He co-edited the controversial NEW PURITANS ANTHOLOGY along with his partner in crime, Nicolas Blincoe.show more

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42 ratings
2.95 out of 5 stars
5 7% (3)
4 26% (11)
3 26% (11)
2 36% (15)
1 5% (2)
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