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It’s the new university term among the dreaming spires. The start of a whole new life.

Meet Isabel, beautiful, clever, shy – and leaving home for the first time.

Meet Olly, recently graduated, idealistic and a little hopeless, a man whose heart leads his brain and for whom opportunity just hasn’t come knocking – yet.

Meet Amber, the It girl who is soon partying with the fast set – and no-one is faster than Jasper de Borchy, glamorous leader of the notorious Bullinger club.

Meet the grown-ups: Diana, recently divorced mother-of-one, newly arrived in town to take up a post as college gardener – and Richard, the new college head, a widower, a scientist, and as lonely as some of the specimens he captures in his science lab.

The rich, the poor, the shy, the extrovert, the givers, the takers. Meet the Gifted and Talented.


Wendy's writing is brilliant
Jilly Cooper
One of the country's greatest comic authors
<i> Daily Mirror </i>
So funny and readable you worry about the calorie content
<i> The Sunday Times </i>
Praise for Wendy Holden: The always witty Wendy Holden is back with a fun yet touching tale about class and privilege
Good Housekeeping
Wendy Holden's sure-to-be-bestseller is smart, sharp and hugely entertaining
Daily Mail
Chirpy, saucy and funny, this is the perfect novel to curl up with now that the evenings are drawing in
A delight ... packed with hilarious situations ... and there's plenty of romance
Up there with the best of Jilly Cooper
The Times
Irresistible rom-com meets devilish satire
In Style
Holden's satirical humor and adept writing shine through. Glitzy fun
Library Journal