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Andrew Collins wants what we all want: easy money, an alternative to a lifetime spent in an office. After a few years in London selling ad space for a newspaper, he realises that he might never get off the salary treadmill if he's not careful. What is the point of spending his youth working for a pittance when there's so much else on offer out there? So he finds himself a Sugar Mummy: Marion is beautiful, exotic, older and, of course, very, very rich. Suddenly Andrew is catapulted into a world of Sloane Street shopping, expensive cars, Rolex watches and Perrier Jouet on tap. Best of all, he doesn't have to pay for any of it. But Andrew finds that Marion, along with some of her bizarre and often sinister friends, seems to be taking him for a ride - and it's a rather bumpy one. Perhaps there's a reason why these people are rich and he isn't. And there's Jane. A cardigan and tee-shirt-wearing shop assistant and unimpressed by wealth, Jane is everything Andrew despises. But she has got under his skin and much as he wants all that Marion can offer, he also wants Jane. Can he have his cake and eat it? Or will Marion eat him first?show more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 142 x 210 x 35mm | 485g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752847600
  • 9780752847603

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PRESSDAILY MIRROR - reviewSUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE - author article about increasing numbers of men becoming house-husbands 16/06/02SUNDAY TIMES TRAVEL, 'Confessions of a Tourist' and book mentionDAILY TELEGRAPH WEEKEND - author article about women who are the breadwinner refering to Upgrading 17/08/02THE TIMES - author article about women earning more then men refering to Upgrading27/8/02THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE - author contributing to article about women who buy men extravagant gifts, with mention of UpgradingIRISH INDEPENDENT - reviewEVENING STANDARD 'JUST THE JOB' - book mentionMIDWEEK - author article about women in relationships with younger menCOVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH - reviewNUNEATON EVENING TELEGRAPH - review RADIOBBC RADIO LEEDS - interviewRADIO CLYshow more

About Simon Brooke

Simon Brooke is a journalist and has written for the TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES and the INDEPENDENT among others. He lives in Chiswick, West London and this is his first novel.show more

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