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Altar Ego

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Book Summary of Altar Ego

A wickedly funny novel from the bestselling author of The Boy Who Fell to Earth.

Query: would it be a serious breach of etiquette to run out on my own wedding?

This is the question Becky Steele finds herself asking, on the morning of her very own wedding. Having finally managed to fit into her meringue dress after weeks of drinking only skimmed water, she is suddenly uncertain about what exactly she wants.

Yes, she loves Julian, but is she quite ready to become a proper grown-up, and give up on the joys of the single life? Julian might be the right man, but has she had enough wrong ones?

Things get more complicated still whentemptation arrives in the form of gorgeous rockstar toy boy Zack. And it looks like Julian might be making a few contingency plans of his own...

About the Author
Kathy Lette first achieved succes de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and television sitcom writer in America and Australia, she wrote ten international bestsellers including Mad Cows (which was made into a film starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel), How to Kill Your Husband and Other Handy Household Hints (recently staged by the Victorian Opera, Australia), and To Love, Honour and Betray. Her novels have been published in fourteen languages around the world. Kathy appears regularly as a guest on the BBC and Sky News. She is also an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and the White Ribbon Alliance. In 2004 she was the London Savoy Hotels Writer in Residence. In 2010 she received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University.

Details of Book: Altar Ego (BSID:115282)

Book Altar Ego
Author Kathy Lette
ISBN 0552775924
ISBN-13 9780552775922, 978-0552775922
Binding Paperback
Publisher Black Swan
Publishing Date 2012
Number of Pages 432
Language English

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Emma August 14, 2011 review from Goodreads

'Query. Would it be a serious breach of etiquette to run out on my own wedding?' This is the question Becky Steele asks herslef as she clings to the window ledge of her parents' bathroom, grimly regarding the ten-foot drop into the dustbins below. She stares in disbelief at the meringue dress for...

Kambin March 27, 2009 review from Goodreads

Not as poignant as Till Divorce Do Us Part, but punny nevertheless. My favourite line was where Zach informs Becky's shocked upper crust mates that "F*** is such a c*** of a word" - juvenile? Yes. Rip roaringly funny in the mind's eye? Unequivably so. Great to read when you need some mindless mus...

Nina September 02, 2011 review from Goodreads

'A "hostage" is the term for a woman who invites guests into her own house. Is there anything worse?' p. 289'Nostalgia is that weird emotion which makes things seem a million times more wonderful now than they did when they were actually taking place. What makes the 'good old days' is a really ba...

Kendra October 05, 2012 review from Goodreads

Silly fun! Kathy Lette is a master of witty conversation & rewording over-used metaphors to hilarious effect.

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