The Facts of Life by Joanna Nadin
  

The Facts of Life

Written by Joanna Nadin

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In this, another brilliant installment of Rachel Riley’s hilarious diaries, join her in her no-nonsense, fact-based approach to life. Just when she thought she had finally found her knight in shining skinny jeans i.e. the ONE, an accidental snog with part-time rock god Justin Statham puts the skids on it. So enough is enough! It's time for Rachel to wake up and smell the coffee (or at least the hot chocolate) and forget about romance and fairytale happy endings. Rachel commits to concentrate only on cold hard facts from now on. Perhaps new grown-up-ness will even win the heart of fabulous older man . . . But nothing in Rachel’s life ever goes to plan or does it this time?

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The Facts of Life by Joanna Nadin

Find out just how Rachel gets on with her no-nonsense, fact-based approach to life in this fabulous sixth instalment of her diaries.

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[My So-Called Life]: 'Her keen eyed but naive observations on family relationships and life in a small town are as perceptive as they are hilarious and Rachel Riley proves to be the sharpest, funniest diarist since Adrian Mole. Slightly saucy in parts, this is definitely one for older readers (and a guilty pleasure for grown ups) Becky Stradwick, Publishing News Nadin achieves the rare trick of producing a book that will make both adults and teenagers laugh aloud. Observer [The Life of Riley]: 'Rachel has an irresistible voice and her wry and naive observations of the world are instantly engaging. This sparkling sequel lives up to expectations and has genuine crossover appeal. The Bookseller [The Meaning of Life]: 'an absolute must-read Publishing News

About the Author

Joanna Nadin

Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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Paperback
336 pages

Author

Joanna Nadin
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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

4th March 2010

ISBN

9780192729231

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