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Author: Emily Barr
Emily Barr's irrepressible first novel follows the trials and tribulations of Tansy, a Londoner who leaves behind her horrible boyfriend, too-trendy friends, and hotshot media job to find herself a continent away. — Adrift in the wake of her long-suffering mum's death, Tansy hopes her modest inheritance will help cast her in the role of glamorous...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452282933
ISBN-10: 0452282934
Publication Date: 12/31/2001
Pages: 310
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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ilovedale3 avatar reviewed Backpack on + 524 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Good book, character's voice quite similar to Bridget Jones (only snarkier). Tansy, the main character, uses her her inheritance from her late mother to travel abroad to Asia. However, things are not as glamourous as she had planned. Throw in some romance, a murder mystery, and humor, and you have this book. Nice, light read.
staceid avatar reviewed Backpack on + 65 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book is written in the first person present tense which made it impossible for me to get into.
reviewed Backpack on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Nice character development. Tansy is a drug & alcohol addled witch with a capital B who travels solo on holiday when her awful boyfriend backs out of the trip. Visits to 3rd world countries slowly melt her crusty exterior, and she is finally able to recognize the NICE guy as her true future.
lildevil99 avatar reviewed Backpack on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book. I generally read the "classic chic lit" that almost always has the same light, upbeat story line, yet similar ending and this was a bit different. I liked that it went into other countries on a tour and wasn't quite what I had expected or what I normally read. It was a nice quick read too, and I couldn't put it down!
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I enjoyed this book. The main character is a little harsh in the beginning, but I like her transformation throughout the book.
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I liked this book quite a lot. You kind of hate the character to start with but she changes and you like her in the end.
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Good summer read.

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