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  • Published: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141973425
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 542

Olivia's Luck


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From the bestselling author of A Rural Affair and A Crowded Marriage comes Catherine Alliott's brilliantly warm and funny take on taking control of your life, in Olivia's Luck.



'I don't care what colour you paint the sodding hall. I'm leaving.'



When her husband Johnny suddenly walks out on ten years of marriage, their ten-year-old daughter and the crumbling house they're up to their eyeballs renovating, Olivia is at first totally devastated. How could he? How could she not have noticed his unhappiness?



But she's not one to weep for long.



Not when she's got three builders camped in her back garden, a neighbour with a never-ending supply of cast-off men she thinks Olivia would be drawn to and a daughter with her own firm views on . . . well, just about everything.



Will Johnny ever come back? And if he doesn't, will Olivia's luck ever change for the better?



Step into Alliott country with Olivia's Luck.

Praise for Catherine Alliott:



'The writing is both intelligent and sparkling' Marian Keyes



'Alliott's joie de vivre is irresistible' Daily Mail



Catherine Alliott is the author of twelve bestselling novels: A Crowded Marriage, A Married Man, Not That Kind of Girl, Going Too Far, The Old-Girl Network, Olivia's Luck, Rosie Meadows Regrets..., The Wedding Day, The Real Thing, The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton, One Day in May, A Rural Affair. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.
%%%From the bestselling author of A Rural Affair and A Crowded Marriage comes Catherine Alliott's brilliantly warm and funny take on taking control of your life, in Olivia's Luck.
'I don't care what colour you paint the sodding hall. I'm leaving.'
When her husband Johnny suddenly walks out on ten years of marriage, their ten-year-old daughter and the crumbling house they're up to their eyeballs renovating, Olivia is at first totally devastated. How could he? How could she not have noticed his unhappiness?
But she's not one to weep for long.
Not when she's got three builders camped in her back garden, a neighbour with a never-ending supply of cast-off men she thinks Olivia would be drawn to and a daughter with her own firm views on . . . well, just about everything.
Will Johnny ever come back? And if he doesn't, will Olivia's luck ever change for the better?
Step into Alliott country with Olivia's Luck.

Praise for Catherine Alliott:
'The writing is both intelligent and sparkling' Marian Keyes
'Alliott's joie de vivre is irresistible' Daily Mail
Catherine Alliott is the author of twelve bestselling novels: A Crowded Marriage, A Married Man, Not That Kind of Girl, Going Too Far, The Old-Girl Network, Olivia's Luck, Rosie Meadows Regrets..., The Wedding Day, The Real Thing, The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton, One Day in May, A Rural Affair. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.
%%%From the bestselling author of A Rural Affair and A Crowded Marriage comes Catherine Alliott's brilliantly warm and funny take on taking control of your life, in Olivia's Luck.
'I don't care what colour you paint the sodding hall. I'm leaving.'
When her husband Johnny suddenly walks out on ten years of marriage, their ten-year-old daughter and the crumbling house they're up to their eyeballs renovating, Olivia is at first totally devastated. How could he? How could she not have noticed his unhappiness?
But she's not one to weep for long.
Not when she's got three builders camped in her back garden, a neighbour with a never-ending supply of cast-off men she thinks Oliv

  • Pub date: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141973425
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 542

About the Author

Catherine Alliott

Catherine Alliott started her first novel under the desk when she worked as an advertising copywriter. She was duly fired. With time on her hands she persevereed with the novels, which happily flourished. In the early days, she produced a baby with each book, but after three stuck to the writing as it was less painful. She writes with the nearest pen in exercise books, either in the garden or on a sofa. Home is a rural spot on the Herts/Bucks borders which she shares with her family and a menagerie of horses, cows, chickens and dogs, which at the last count totalled thirty-four beating hearts, including her husband. Some of her household have walk-on parts in her novels, but only the chickens would probably recognise themselves. The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton is her tenth book and first for Penguin.

Additional information:
- She's scared of computers.
- She's hopeless at reversing but always leaves a note.
- She's better than she looks at tennis.

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