The Summer Job

The Summer Job : A hilarious story about a lie that gets out of hand - soon to be a TV series

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'SO much fun' MARIAN KEYES, author of GROWN UPS
'Fresh and funny' BETH O'LEARY, author of THE ROADTRIP

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Birdy Finch just got her dream job. The trouble is, it's not hers . . .

It was a simple accident. Well, maybe a tiny fib. OK, maybe an all-out, blatant, mayhem-causing lie. Because the life she's just claimed is hers actually belongs to her best friend, Heather.

Obviously she'll tell Heather (eventually). And the first guy she's properly liked in forever (probably). Absolutely nobody will know - just till she sorts herself out . . .

So can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be a world-class wine expert? And can she find the courage to fall in love, even if it means telling the truth?

Run away with Birdy Finch - the messy heroine with a heart of gold!

THE SUMMER JOB is a fresh, fun, feel good romcom for fans of THE ROAD TRIP, STARSTRUCK and JANE FALLON

STYLIST 'BEST NEW FICTION'
COSMOPOLITAN 'BEST BOOKS'

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WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT THE SUMMER JOB

'Engaging, heartwarming and SO MUCH FUN. I bloody loved it' MARIAN KEYES

'Fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn' BETH O'LEARY

'What a welcome escape! Loved it, I'm in the queue for more Lizzy' JOSIE SILVER

'For fans of Marian Keyes, this is the perfect sweet spot of funny and moving women's fiction' STYLIST

'Fresh, funny and oh so relatable - the perfect tonic' ABBIE GREAVES

'Fun with a capital F . . . If you've ever felt you're getting left behind in life, or don't have everything worked out quite yet, this is the book for you' SOPHIE COUSENS

'This is the book you'll want with you on your sunlounger' COSMOPOLITAN

'I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story . . . A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing - a pure joy to read!' HELLY ACTON

'It's really great - so gossipy, warm and funny' BETH MORREY

'One of the funniest and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one!' EMILY HENRY

'The literary equivalent of going out on an amazing night out with your best friends - it had me snorting with laughter' KATHERINE WEBBER

'A sunny caper set in the Scottish Highlands...a real spritz' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Perfect sweet spot of funny and moving' STYLIST
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 31mm | 536g
  • VIKING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241470900
  • 9780241470909
  • 160,177

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Engaging, heartwarming and SO MUCH FUN. I bloody loved it -- MARIAN KEYES Fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn -- BETH O'LEARY What a welcome escape; it's witty and funny and it packs an emotional punch too. Loved it, I'm in the queue for more Lizzy -- JOSIE SILVER Fresh, funny and oh so relatable - the perfect tonic -- ABBIE GREAVES Fun with a capital F . . . If you've ever felt you're getting left behind in life, or don't have everything worked out quite yet, this is the book for you -- SOPHIE COUSENS I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story . . . A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing - a pure joy to read! -- HELLY ACTON It's really great - so gossipy, warm and funny -- BETH MORREY One of the funniest and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one! -- EMILY HENRY Engaging, heartwarming and SO MUCH FUN. I bloody loved it -- MARIAN KEYES Engaging, heartwarming and SO MUCH FUN. I bloody loved it -- MARIAN KEYES Fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn -- BETH O'LEARY Fun with a capital F . . . If you've ever felt you're getting left behind in life, or don't have everything worked out quite yet, this is the book for you -- SOPHIE COUSENS I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story . . . A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing - a pure joy to read! -- HELLY ACTON It's really great - so gossipy, warm and funny -- BETH MORREY One of the funniest, and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one! -- EMILY HENRY
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About Lizzy Dent

Lizzy Dent (mis)spent her early twenties working in a hotel not unlike the one in her first novel, The Summer Job. Soon to be a TV series! She somehow ended up in a glamorous job travelling the world creating content for various TV companies, including MTV, Channel 4, Cartoon Network, the BBC and ITV. She writes about women who don't always know where they're going in life, but who always have fun doing it. The Setup is her second novel.
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9,000 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 15% (1,364)
4 41% (3,701)
3 35% (3,106)
2 7% (648)
1 2% (181)
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