Thursday, February 3, 2011
Throwback Thursday - The Old Girl Network
Author: Catherine Alliott
First published in 1994 by Headline Book Publishing
Polly McLaren has a gorgeous yet elusive boyfriend. But when a handsome stranger on a train recognises her school scarf, her life changes forever...This American Romeo begs her to help him find his Juliet and Polly agrees. However, everyone and everything soon becomes entangled as the old-girl network turns into a spider's web of complications.
Even though this book was published in 1994, it just became available for download on my library's audio book site. Polly is young, often naive and not overly confident character. In all, she is just a young woman looking for love and acceptance. She stinks at her job, her love life is a mess and she parties a bit too much. She has a habit of telling little lies to get herself out of situations. The problem is that she can't just tell the one lie. She must keep embellishing. This gets her into some very amusing situations. I admit that I laughed out loud more than a few times. The narrator did a wonderful job. I was reminded of Bridget Jones Diary while I was listening to this. If you liked BJD, you'll want to give this one a try.