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Lazy Ways to Make a Living

By Abigail Bosanko

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 17 October 2002
'Have you ever seen The Thomas Crown Affair? Faye Dunaway (sugar pink lips, fabulous nails, playing Black) utterly destroys Steve McQueen (blue eyes, playing White). It's a dazzling performance ...That film made me get out the chess set I'd abandoned three years earlier. It made me search through East Anglia for a blue-eyed boy suffering from wealth-ennui. I never found one, but my chess and my nails were outstanding for a thirteen year old.' Lexicographer, chess master and hedonist, Rose is down on her luck when she meets Jamie, a guy she beat at chess twelve years previously who has never recovered from losing the game or forgotten the sight of Rose's perfectly manicured nails poised to strike over the chess board. She's destitute, he's loaded and terrified of losing her again. They strike a bargain: in return for chess he will keep her. What is it like being a kept woman in the 21st century? Rose is about to find out. She's also about to learn that disguising your moves in chess can lead to victory, but doing the same thing in love leads to disaster.

About the Author

Abigail Bosanko is the Tasting and Events Co- ordinator for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. She and her husband live in Edinburgh and this is her first novel.


'A twist on the usual chick-lit froth. . . Bosanko's debut is written with verve and manages to avoid the formulaic style of the genre' THE TIMES 'LAZY WAYS TO MAKE A LIVING is unputdownable. . . As light as champagne and as heady as a cocktail. . . a perfect summing up of her own fizzy, deliciously hedonistic book with its literary allusions, wicked turns of phrase and neat line in puns' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'A quirky read with twists and turns. This is life imitating chess with all the highs and lows of the game' U MAGAZINE 'It's not chick lit, more of a book for literary chicks' ECOSSE 'its combination of exquisitely realised middle-class fantasy which is just grounded in enough reality to keep it readable makes LAZY WAYS TO MAKE A LIVING such a rare treat' ECOSSE 'Entertainingly written with witty dialogue, sparky characters and a ridiculously elaborate plot, this is perfect escapist literature.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'A quirky romance with a twist.' COMPANY 'Wryly funny, intelligent and very entertaining.' MARIE CLAIRE

EAN: 9780751532821
ISBN: 0751532827
Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

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