This morning, a lime-green plastic ghoul fell out of my Honey Puffs cereal packet and I had the most brilliant idea. A Halloween party at Burr Cottage - theme, Come As Your Favorite Creep. 'Greg won't need to dress up, then,' said Jane. Jane is understandably jealous of darling Greg, who is a gentleman among boyfriends. Have just told his answerphone about proposed party and demanded help. He's super-efficient. Even his outgoing message is just five words - 'Greg here. Leave a message.'
Meet Lucy Gordon, the sweet, scatty, irresistible heroine of Fiona Walker's delicious new novel. Lucy lives in a Berkshire village with her two friends, Jane and Bella, and works in the marketing department of Widgetex Computers. Her boss - Slave Driver - is a constant bane; her family are lovable eccentrics; her boyfriend, the dishy but fickle Greg, takes shameless advantage of her (Lucy is too good-hearted to notice). Hardly pausing to draw breath, Lucy chats her way through two action-packed, fun-filled, disaster-strewn years to her very own happy ending.