Jemima J – Jane Green

I’d lugged my PM course books all the way out to Walton (intending to revise for my ISEB oral at the end of the month), with Star of the Sea for ‘light relief’ (seeking brownie points for perseverence), but a haul of second hand delights courtesy of the Hospice charity shop in Frinton included this even lighter relief. It ended up elbowing out all my good intentions, occupying my rainy reading time it was gone in a day.

Nothing spectacular – a nice chicklit bonkbuster-lite, with the added twist of an update to the Cinderella story questioning the values of weight/looks-obsessed metropolitan Belles and Beaux. I quite liked the only-slightly-heavy-handed sections on ‘how to use the internet’, ‘chatroom etiquette’ and ’email smileys’ – they may appear dated now, but in 1998 I can imagine the references were rather rad.

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