‘TOTAL BLISS’, and a BEST SUMMER READ 2017

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My fun-packed new paperback is about to be unleashed on a laugh-hungry world. And under a brilliant new name! The artist formerly known as Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings has morphed into the super-glamorous, hint-of-mystery THREE WEDDINGS AND A SCANDAL!

The story’s unchanged though – as fizzy, fun and fabulous as an entire champagne bar. Glossy mag journo Laura goes undercover during wedding season. Her mission – which, naturally, she chooses to accept – is to infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé.

Security will be tighter than a bodycon dress, but how hard can it be? Once she’s got a triple-barrelled name for the castle one, a gallon of glitter for the woodland one and a lobster-shaped hat for the Shoreditch one, she’s good to go.

Except that things don’t go according to plan – when do they ever?! Cue disappearing brides and tantrumtastic socialites. Oh, and a jealous office enemy who’ll do anything to bring her down…

Laura Lake is a fantastic heroine; brave, loyal - and funny. Her adventures are a hoot. I’ve never had such fun as an author. Gloriously, people are enjoying reading about her just as much. Here’s what the critics said:

“Effing marvellous“ JILLY COOPER

“So, so smart and funny“ INDIA KNIGHT

“Sparkling social satire… your ultimate summer read.
Total bliss“ DAILY MAIL

“Zips along with lots of laughs: this is Holden on top form” WOMAN & HOME

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Woo hoo! And if all that weren’t enough, there’s a short story out as well, about what happens when Laura goes on a luxury press trip to an island of exotic billionaires. Laura Lake And The Luxury Press Trip is pure escapism! Just click on the book covers to connect to the publishers’ website, and clear a big space in your diary!


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PS. A few just-published interviews with me…

An IT girl, an English teacher and Cleckheaton Library

Feelgood fiction

Country Images Magazine


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JUDGING THE COSTA NOVEL PRIZE
I was thrilled to be asked to join the panel for this prestigious literary award. The results were headline-grabbing! Read all about it in the Guardian and here and the Daily Mail.

Zeb Spaw Exhibition
To launch my novel Gallery Girl, my husband Jon and I made an entire exhibition of spoof contemporary art. Click on the link for an exclusive look at Zeb Spaw's exhibition catalogue.

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My Perfect Weekend
From visits to stately homes to my husband's Sunday roast, read all about my perfect weekend, in The Telegraph.