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  • Published: 18 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241969205
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Fresh Hell

A novel following on from the immensely popular Notting Hell, which Jilly Cooper called 'shiveringly brilliant'

'Hell is other people', as Jean-Paul Sartre once said, and Mimi is fast realizing on her return to Notting Hill that there is no greater hell than the W11 neighbours she is forced to share an exclusive communal garden with. Back in town after her sojourn in the Shires (as documented in Shire Hell), Fresh Hell is a fast-paced and fabulously funny depiction of feuds, fame and fashion in one of London's most exclusive postcodes.

  • Published: 18 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241969205
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson writes for (among others) the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the Evening Standard. She is married with three children and lives in Notting Hill Gate.

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Praise for Fresh Hell

Laugh out loud...Johnson's easy-breezy comic style [belies] a wicked satirical take-down of the capital's mega-rich and their wobbly value system...perfectly pitched.

The Times

First class...Johnson is hilarious...a talented writer who can go deep when she wants to.

'Summer Reads', Irish Independent on Sunday

Delicious fun

Mail on Sunday

A sharp-tongued comedy


[An] ultra-funny, ultra-detailed take on the mores and manners of the West London super-rich.

Daily Mail

Slowly, devilishly roasts her characters in the flames of a hundred Diptyque scented candles.

The Spectator

A lot of fun along the way


Delicious fun

Mail on Sunday

Fast-paced, fizzy . . . fun beach reading.

The Lady

Glorious fun


I just loved it. Lethally funny and so clever.

Jilly Cooper

I ADORED it. It's the most fun I've had with a book in a long time, and I love how she writes - so many dazzling sentences and phrases.

Marian Keyes

Sparkling savage and remarkably sexy.

Daisy Goodwin

A wickedly funny, biting satire of Notting Hill's basement-digging class. My absolute guiltiest read this summer.

Plum Sykes

The Jane Austen of W11

Scotsman on Winter Games

An addictively funny read about the lives of the rich and richer. Four stars

Heat on Notting Hell

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