Trainers versus Tiaras: Diary of a Chav by Grace Dent
  

Trainers versus Tiaras: Diary of a Chav

Written by Grace Dent

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Shiraz is stuck on an estate in Goodmayes, Essex, with her sister Cava-Sue, her nightmare mum Diane and her loved-up mate Carrie. Hoodies, hip-hop and hanging about outside Claire's Accessories, taking her flatulent Staffy for a walk, lusting after local lad Wesley Barrington Baines II. It's a limited world for this loveable Essex dreamer. But when new English Teacher Miss Brackett arrives at Mayflower Academy, Shiraz is made to see there's more to life than getting excluded. It's time Shiraz began thinking what she wants to do with life. And what sort of person she wants to be. A lot of snooty folk call Shiraz Bailey Wood a chav. Well if by 'Chav' you mean 'Charming, Hilarious, Articulate and Vibrant', Shizza doesn't mind that at all.

September 2009 Guest Editor Joanna Nadin on Trainers versus Tiaras: Diary of a Chav by GRACE DENT

At the other end of Essex, Grace Dent’s Shiraz Bailey Wood has the kind of life Rachel Riley would give her Marks-And-Spencer-clad right arm for. Trainers v Tiaras is the first in this brilliant series, introducing us to potential prodigy Shiraz, her student sister Cava-Sue, obese Staffie Penny, and Superchav neighbour Uma Brunton-Fletcher. Oh, and Wesley Barrington Bains II – the Brad Pitt of Ilford.

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Trainers versus Tiaras: Diary of a Chav by Grace Dent

Keeping a diary isn't exactly cool but Shiraz Bailey Wood (15) knows she'd best start writing one. She's going to need it in a few years when she writes her best-selling autobiography.

About the Author

Grace Dent

Grace Dent is undeniably one of the hottest names in teen fiction right now. Put simply: no other author nails how young people REALLY speak and behave like Grace Dent.

Grace is a comedy writer and broadcaster specialising in all aspects of ‘Pop Culture’. She is a presenter on The Culture Show on BBC2 and has recently interviewed Mitchell and Webb and the cast of Gavin and Stacey. She lives in East London with her husband, who works in the music industry. When she's not writing comedy Grace is to be found 'faffing about on the internet' or 'faffing about in the garden or kitchen' or 'just 'faffing about generally. I'm an excellent faffer.'

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Paperback

Author

Grace Dent
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Author's Website

www.shirazbaileywood.co.uk/

Publisher

Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

21st June 2007

ISBN

9780340932179

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