Sophie Kinsella picks The Finishing Touches by Hester Browne
The Finishing Touches is a charming and funny novel about Betsy Phillimore, who was found as a baby on the steps of an English finishing school. Now that she's grown up, she comes back to save it and give it a 21st century revamp. Out with white gloves and fish knives; in with snappy, savvy essentials for modern girls. I loved all the pieces of advice and scribbled a few down! There are some great characters, and the story is entertaining throughout. It's moving too, with some really poignant moments. All in all, a delicious and witty delight.
Kinsella is the author of the Shopaholic series. Her new novel, Twenties Girl, will be published in July
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