Charlotte Appleyard

LA Girls

Beautiful People

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Wendy Holden, unlike most of her chick-lit contemporaries, whose books tend to rely on stereotypes, manages to avoid ridiculing her leading ladies. Beautiful People does have some pretty awful characters: eating-disorder-ridden actresses and neurotic yummy-mummies. But in following the lives of four glamorous girls, Holden skilfully exposes women’s inane concerns without mocking them, too much. As a result, you actually end up liking some of them.

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