Anyone for Seconds?
By Laurie Graham
The laugh-out-loud sequel to Perfect Meringues - can former queen of the TV cooks Lizzie Partridge claw her way back into the nation's hearts? For fans of Dawn French, Jenny Eclair and Cathy Hopkins
'Entirely original, this makes us laugh a lot and take a long look at our lives. I absolutely adored it!' KATIE FFORDE
The laugh-out-loud sequel to Perfect Meringues - can former queen of the TV cooks Lizzie Partridge claw her way back into the nation's hearts?
Life has been going downhill for ex-TV chef Lizzie Partridge ever since she spectacularly ended her television career by throwing a chocolate mousse at the host of Midlands This Morning. Her partner Tom has left her, Nigella and Jamie have got the cookery world sewn up, and now her cookery column - her last bit of work - has been axed. Surely the only way is up from here?
In a desperate bid for sympathy and attention she runs away, from the gas bill and the mouse under the sink, and in wet and wintry Aberystwyth she experiences a brush with her past and a glimmer of new prospects. And when her nephew's girlfriend - a TV producer - has the bright idea to reunite her with her former nemesis and target of the mousse attack in a new show, it seems like things could be going Lizzie's way again after all!
Laurie Graham is a former Daily Telegraph columnist and contributing editor of She magazine. The author of several acclaimed novels, most recently The Grand Duchess of Nowhere and The Night in Question (2015), Laurie lives in Dublin. Visit her website at www.lauriegraham.com
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23 Aug 2018
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Entirely original, this makes us laugh a lot and take a long look at our lives. I absolutely adored it! — Katie Fforde
A laugh out loud must-read. Lizzie Partridge is hilarious and outspoken, but also irresistibly human. More, please! — Hilary Boyd
Anyone For Seconds was as brilliant as I knew it would be. Everything Laurie writes gets it absolutely on the nail. She's a comedy genius but with a tender touch for poignancy too. — Judy Astley
Laurie Graham is one of my absolute favourite authors, and a new book from her is a treat of the highest order ... Graham's merciless eye for the absurd misses nothing about the world of daytime television. But there are tragedies, family deaths and romantic disappointments here, too, all treated with this wonderful author's trademark blend of the poignant and the hilarious — Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
Laurie Graham counts mega-seller Marian Keyes among her fans, and if you enjoy that lady's brand of faultless humour dashed with real emotion, you'll adore this — Heat