The Self-preservation Society

The Self-preservation Society

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Staying alive in the 21st century is a full-time which self-confessed scaredycat Jo Morgan takes very seriously indeed. As a little girl growing up near Greenham Common Air Base, she stockpiled baked beans in case of nuclear holocaust; now she works in accident prevention, trying to protect the rest of us from conker injuries, killer tea-cosies and death by chocolate. But she's happy...well, as happy as anyone can be in these dangerous times. Fortunately her boyfriend Dennis, Deputy Chief Civil Protection Officer, shares her outlook on life, so everything they do together involves the minimum possible risk. From their social lives to their sex lives, spontaneity is not in their vocabulary. Yet when Jo survives a hit and run accident, she realizes beaten the odds. Maybe a bit of living dangerously is just what Jo needs. But un-learning a lifetime of fears and phobias won't be easy. That is, until she meets former World War II fighter pilot Roger 'Frisky' Freeman Van Belle, his mysterious grandson, and a rather hands-on doctor. Jo has a choice: Fight or Flight? She can carry on living half a life, or leave behind the people she loves. It's the scariest decision she'll ever have to more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 222 x 33mm | 574g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752875299
  • 9780752875293

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'Kate Harrison's novels are always warm and witty, and this one is no exception. So, if you're looking for an insightful, entertaining way to while away a few hours, The Self-Preservation Society is a very safe bet.****' HEAT 'Hilarious' RED 'A comic and poignant novel' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Classic chic lit... deeply moving' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Like your chicklit to have a fabulous premise, great characters and a few surprises? Then don't be afraid to risk 9.99 on Kate Harrison's scarily addictive new release.' DAILY RECORDshow more

About Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison is in her thirties and until recently worked at the BBC, developing new programme ideas. She lives in West more

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3 31% (77)
2 15% (38)
1 3% (8)
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