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Brought to you by Penguin.

The hilarious and brilliant best seller from number one best-selling author Sophie Kinsella.

Sophie Kinsella's My Not So Perfect Life reminds us all that there is no pattern or promise in modern life. Set in London, this is a light hearted portrait of a young woman making her journey through adulthood with wit and perception. 

Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a supercool Instagram feed. 

Okay, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, she has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn't really hers. But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren't they? 

Until her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her megasuccessful boss, Demeter, gives her the sack. All Katie's hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business. Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams - or try to get her job back? Does Demeter - the woman who has everything - actually have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems. And what's wrong with not so perfect, anyway?

Also out now the joyful new standalone novel from Sophie Kinsella: Love Your Life.

©2017 Sophie Kinsella (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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"Sure to make you laugh out loud." (Closer)

"I almost cried with laughter." (Daily Mail)

"Hilarious...you'll laugh and gasp on every page." (Jenny Colgan)

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Easy light read

Quite good, a feel good easy light read book. Funny in places and well read.

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Lovely light listen

Sophie Kinsella has a way with chick lit that carries over into this novel. it's a sweet story that nonetheless seems to borrow a little from her previous works-- I found myself strongly reminded of Can You Keep a Secret and The Undomestic Goddess. This is a light, easy listen which is very enjoyable and will not disappoint Kinsella's fans. The narration is excellent.

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My not so perfect life

Loved this book, joy to read. Sophie Kinsella's books are a real escape and hard to put down.

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Another fantastic Kinsella

You can't help getting carried away with the classical Kinsella twists this book brings, it has you laughing & cringing in equal measure - A must read / listen 😊

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Fantastic story lots of funny bits. very well read by Fiona Hardingham. Would definately recommend

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Love Love Love!

Always love Sophie's books. Couldn't stop listening. Best book in awhile. Fiona's reading was great.

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Perfect read

I laughed so hard my 5 year son thought I was going a bit lunny 😂😂. An absolutely brilliant read as expected

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PERFECT

loved it - very funny story - laughed out loud several times especially at katie's so called ex.... Steve
Katie's Dad was also brilliant funny with his failed cash making ideas, really hope Sophie Kinsella writes another...

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Love love love

Funny, witty, couldn't stop listening.
Always a pleasure with Kinsella. Great voice too, which was really important!

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Absolutely Brilliant

I loved this book - laughed out loud many times!
The narrator with her Bridget Jones style, made it very funny indeed.
Great story from beginning to end - loved it
A must read!

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  • 26-09-21

Funny and couldn’t stop listening

Great story and funny but touching too very enjoyable. Loved the description of somerset life compared to the big smoke of London

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  • Elena Bielinyte
  • 25-02-21

Super lovely!

Exactly what I hoped for: exciting emotional rollercoaster.
The story might not be realistic, but characters felt relatable enough to make the story enticing. I loved it through until the last moment.

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  • Linda
  • 28-03-19

I think I’m in love...

There was nothing to dislike about this book. I love all of Sophie K’s books but this book is one of my all time favourites. Next book please Sophie!

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  • Sangeetha
  • 23-07-18

Love the narrator

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  • Robyn
  • 19-01-18

It’s an okay read but not her best

Light hearted enough story but it’s not the best I’ve read from KA. It’s amusing in parts and the story is a little different, in fact I can’t quite say why the book didn’t grab me. Maybe I’ve come to expect something special from KA every time and perhaps that’s not realistic of me. I actually feel I’m being a little unfair to an author I like.
The narration was good and Fiona brought the characters to life.
So don’t let my wishy washy review put you off if you are a dedicated KA fan.

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  • Rushabh
  • 16-07-17

funny, page turner, but predictable in the end

this was a great book, I laughed the entire time I read it. I love the story arc, but I feel in the end it was a bit predictable, and maybe not brave enough while being too brave at the same time. Would definitely pick up another book by Sophie Kinsella though, I'd read them just for the humorous.

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  • Liesl
  • 01-06-17

Loved it!

I am a huge Sophie Kinsella fan and this book did not disappoint. I'm hoping this is the start of a series?!!!! Definitely worth my credit!