'A wickedly wry and knowing début charting the fortunes of a brunch of students at university in the early Nineties. More This Life than The Young Ones, le Vann has a scathing bitter-sweet style which reads like a modern-day Dorothy Parker let loose in Moss Side' Big Issue
For Grace, student life feels like the trailers to a film - she can't wait for 'real life' to begin, away from the constant hangovers, the pretentious student discussions, the horrors of the Shared Fridge, and, most of all, the incestuous, angst-filled love lives of her housemates:
Finlay and his 'unromance' with Grace Richard the public-school totty who's working his way round the house Mandy smuggling a queue of men into her room Mabel and her Love Rat fiancé
As they bicker, bitch and bed-hop their way towards graduation, it's doubtful they'll stay in touch, until, six years later, they're dragged to a house reunion. It's time to see how the real world has treated them ...
'Addictive, and full of truth. Readers expecting a William Sutcliffe-style look at university life are sure to be surprised, but not disappointed' Lottie Moggach, The Times
'A sharp satire on university life, reminding every ex-student
how quickly the idealistic sheen wears off' Heat