Running Away from Richard - Chris Manby Reviews
Description:ISBN 0340837217 / Author: Chris Manby / Genre: Fiction / Just graduated from drama school, Lizzie Jordan is looking forward to a ... more
Running Away from Richard - Chris Manby ... glittering career at the RSC. She's also looking forward to becoming Mrs Richard Adams (Lizzie just knows that her live-in artist boyfriend is about to propose any day now).
Newest Review: ... clearly a one-sided relationship! I read this book on the off-chance, after being given it by a friend. The blurb did ... more
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by - written on 06/08/09 (Useful, 16 readings)
Running Away from Richard is just on of those books where you are torn between feeling sorry for the poor female character who has been harshly dumped by her boyfriend, or thinking that she deserved it because it was already clearly a one-sided relationship! I read this book on the off-chance, after being given it by a friend. The blurb did intrigue me, as a section states: "So how come, just one month later, Lizzie finds herself sharing a cockroach infested house in Venice Beach, working as a waitress in a notorious transvestite bar, and pretending to be the fiancee of one of the hottest directors in Hollywood - a man who just happens to be gay?" I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/06/09 (Very useful, 50 readings)
I really enjoy Chris Manby's books and the latest one I've read is 'Running Away from Richard' which is a sequel to 'Lizzie Jordan's Secret Life.' I did read 'Lizzie Jordan's Secret Life' not so long ago, but I don't think there is any need to read that one before this, if you don't want to, as this is a story in its own right, and apart from a few of the same characters, the stories don't really overlap. A week before her best friends Mary and Bill get married, Lizzie Jordan gets dumped by her long term boyfriend, Richard. Richard was an artist and the announcement that he was leaving her for a glamour model who had posed for him has rocked Lizzie's world. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/06/03, updated on 22/06/03 (Very useful, 114 readings)
Please god, I know I should be asking for something bigger and more important on a global scale like world peaceand an end to disease, famine and war, but all I want right now is for Richard Adams to want me back again. I know I can make him happy and he's the only one who can make me happy enough not to spoil my best friends day. Bring him back to me before tomorrow morning and I will never ask for anything again. I'll believe in you forever. I'll donate all my money to charity. My spare money,' I added quickly. 'I'll stop making jokes about the fish symbol on the back of a car meaning "I ignore the highway code" Lizzie Jordan ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/10/01, updated on 25/10/01
A great holiday read although it will never be a classic! - Advantages: Easy to read, Funny - Disadvantages: Predictable, Unchallenging
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