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The Revenge Club

Kathy Lette

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Bloomsbury
27 February 2024

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- If you need a bit of light entertainment laced with wordplay and improbable but delicious revenge fantasies, this is for you! Three successful women, onetime university friends who haven't seen each other in years, are brought together by a fourth member of their long-ago youthful flirtation with rock music. But Jo isn't Josephine anymore - since being bumped from the special effects job she was brilliant at only because of her gender, she has masqueraded as Joe, reclaimed her old job and been promoted and paid better ever since. The other three - Penny, a hardhitting journalist, Cressy the gorgeous once-iconic actress married to her university human-rights-lawyer sweetheart, Matilda, the ex-pat Australian novelist - are aghast and intrigued, but think that what happened to Jo won't happen to them. So when it does, they take Jo's advice and plot revenge... all sorts of fun and games and an enjoyable and wicked read! Lindy

'Fast moving and frothing with the fun kind of female fury' JO BRAND

WHEN THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU, IT'S TIME TO GET EVEN.

Matilda, Jo, Penny and Cressy are all women at the top of their game; so imagine their surprise when they start to be personally overlooked and professionally pushed aside by less-qualified men.

Only they’re not going down without a fight.

Society might think the women have passed their amuse-by dates but the Revenge Club have other plans.

After all, why go to bed angry when you could stay up and plot diabolical retribution? Let the games begin...

PRAISE FOR KATHY LETTE: ‘Deliciously rude and darkly funny’ Nicole Kidman ‘Unputdownable’ Stephen Fry ‘The thinking lady’s hornbag’ Kath and Kim

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Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 148mm, 
ISBN:   9781035901289
ISBN 10:   1035901285
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kathy Lette first achieved success as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. Since then, her novels have been published in seventeen 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 Hotel's Writer in Residence, where a cocktail named after her can still be ordered. Kathy is an autodidact (a word she obviously taught herself) but in 2010, received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University. Kathy lives in London with her husband and two children. She cites her career highlights as once teaching Stephen Fry a word, Salman Rushdie the limbo, and scripting Julian Assange's cameo in the Simpsons' 500th episode.

Reviews for The Revenge Club

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- If you need a bit of light entertainment laced with wordplay and improbable but delicious revenge fantasies, this is for you! Three successful women, onetime university friends who haven't seen each other in years, are brought together by a fourth member of their long-ago youthful flirtation with rock music. But Jo isn't Josephine anymore - since being bumped from the special effects job she was brilliant at only because of her gender, she has masqueraded as Joe, reclaimed her old job and been promoted and paid better ever since. The other three - Penny, a hardhitting journalist, Cressy the gorgeous once-iconic actress married to her university human-rights-lawyer sweetheart, Matilda, the ex-pat Australian novelist - are aghast and intrigued, but think that what happened to Jo won't happen to them. So when it does, they take Jo's advice and plot revenge... all sorts of fun and games and an enjoyable and wicked read! Lindy





"Fast moving and frothing with the fun kind of female fury -- Jo Brand Like champagne with a pie chaser. Sparkling and surprisingly satisfying -- Penny Smith As always, she's witty and gritty and surprises at every turn. ""Nine to Five"" meets the ""First Wives Club"" in this gripping story of revenge -- Ruby Wax Kathy Lette's razzle-dazzle charm, humour and versatility sometimes obscure the seriously impressive achievement of this girl from the Shire: For fifty years now, she has articulated - with outrageous candour and an infallibly observant eye - the best and worst bits of being female. The Revenge Club is erotic fan fiction for the peri-menopausal. But amid all the hilarity and blood-Letteing (see what I did there?) there beats a solid reminder that female friendships are the love affairs that never dim. -- Annabel Crabb"


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