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    • ISBN:9780751565188
    • Publication date:03 Apr 2017

Catch Me if You Cannes

A funny, entertaining and lovely story that will be perfect summer holiday reading

By Lisa Dickenson

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A MUST-READ if you're a fan of fun, sun, a sprinkle of romance. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk, Mhairi McFarlane and Anna Bell.

From the author of You Had Me at Merlot
***THE 2018 KINDLE BETSELLER***

Lisa Dickenson is...
'Fresh and hilarious' Holly Martin
'Utterly fabulous, effortlessly modern, totally irresistible' Heat

A MUST-READ if you're a fan of fun, sun, a sprinkle of romance. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk, Mhairi McFarlane and Anna Bell.
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Jess has decided it's time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of sun, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.

Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they're staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony's expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It's just this once. No harm done . . . right?

Full of hilarious one-liners, sparkling blue seas and plenty of romantic moments, Catch Me If You Cannes is the story of two friends, a few white lies and one very sticky situation...

Lisa's BRAND NEW NOVEL My Sisters and Me is available to pre-order now - coming August 2018!

See what everyone is saying about Lisa Dickenson:
'PERFECT' - Miranda Dickenson
'FLAWLESS' - Holly Martin
'Sprinkled with humour' - Cathy Bramley
'HILARIOUS' - Fabulous
'Will have you laughing out loud... A must read' - Daily Express
'DELICIOUS' - Jo Thomas
'A classic' - Sun
'SPARKLING' - Sunday Express
'Feisty, fun, and fierce!' - Ali McNamara
'HEART-WARMING' - Red
'Perfect poolside reading' - The Lady
'LOVELY' - Marie Claire
'UPLIFTING' - Bella

Biographical Notes

Lisa Dickenson is the pseudonym for Beyoncé. OK, FINE, THAT'S NOT TRUE.

Lisa lives by the Devon seaside, stuffing cream teas in the gobs of anyone who comes to visit, and writing stuff down that she hopes is funny. Her first novel was the copyright-infringing Sweet Valley Twins: The Twins Holiday Horror, which she wrote in primary school and gave up on after five pages. Twenty-ish years later Lisa went on to be a *real author* and wrote the Novelicious Debut of the Year, The Twelve Dates of Christmas, and never looked back.

Follow Lisa online for all her book news and Beyoncé-obsessing:
www.lisadickenson.com
Twitter @LisaWritesStuff
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  • ISBN: 9780751565171
  • Publication date: 04 May 2017
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Sphere
Fresh, fabulous and funnier than Hugh Grant trying to dance, this book belongs on everyone's must-read list — Heat (five star review)
A riveting read — Sunday Express
Crying out to be read in one big, hilarious gulp! — Fabulous magazine (on YOU HAD ME AT MERLOT)
A lovely, light romantic yarn — Marie Claire (on YOU HAD ME AT MERLOT)
Feisty, fun and fierce! — Ali McNamara (on YOU HAD ME AT MERLOT)
Sassy as Beyonce and warm as toast — Miranda Dickinson (on THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS)
Sprinkled with humour, warmth and . . . the characters sparkled — Cathy Bramley (on THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS)
A fun, flirty read full of . . . sparkle and romance — Jo Thomas, author of The Olive Branch (on THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS
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My Sisters And Me

Lisa Dickenson
Authors:
Lisa Dickenson

Meet the Lake sisters... 'Fresh, funny and hugely entertaining' CATHY BRAMLEY'The perfect book!' HEIDI SWAIN'Cracking, cosy, emotional and witty'KIRSTY GREENWOOD 'You are all going to completely fall in love with this story' HOLLY MARTIN 'A feel-good hoot of a read' HEAT The BRAND NEW feel-good, kick-ass novel about sisterhood and second chances. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk, Mhairi McFarlane and Anna Bell. **** They're fixing up their childhood home. It's going to get messy. When Willow Lake asks her daughters for help renovating the family home, each has a reason to hesitate about returning to Maplewood . . . For quiet and bookish Emmy going back to the town that ridiculed her fills her with dread. The youngest Noelle is perfectly comfortable in herself now, but once wanted to fit in so badly that she walked away from her first love. A first love who still lives in Maplewood. And outspoken Rae is painfully aware of how much the townspeople hurt her little sisters growing up. She didn't protect them then, but there's no way she'll let history repeat itself. The sisters agree to go home and make the best of it. After all if they've changed over the years, it's possible the townspeople have too . . . isn't it? The BRAND NEW feel-good, kick-ass novel about sisterhood and second chances. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk, Mhairi McFarlane and Anna Bell. Praise for Lisa Dickenson 'PERFECT' - Miranda Dickenson 'FLAWLESS' - Holly Martin 'Sprinkled with humour' - Cathy Bramley 'HILARIOUS' - Fabulous 'Will have you laughing out loud... A must read' - Daily Express 'DELICIOUS' - Jo Thomas 'A classic' - Sun 'SPARKLING' - Sunday Express 'Feisty, fun, and fierce!' - Ali McNamara 'HEART-WARMING' - Red 'Perfect poolside reading' - The Lady 'LOVELY' - Marie Claire 'UPLIFTING' - Bella

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'Sprinkled with humour and warmth' Cathy Bramley'Hilariously funny . . . an utterly fabulous book' Heat'Feisty, fun and fierce!' Ali McNamaraLisa's new book - My Sisters And Me - is available to pre-order NOWElle and Laurie are the last ones standing: they're single, they're not having babies any time soon and their weekends aren't filled with joyful meetings about mortgages. For Elle, this is fine. She likes her independent life, but Laurie wants love and she wants it now.So when Laurie begs Elle to come with her on a singles holiday to a beautiful vineyard in Tuscany, Elle is reluctant. She has no intention of swapping her perfectly lovely life for someone else's idea of her Mr Perfect, but ten days under the Italian sun with her best friend and lashings of wine? How bad could that be?You Had Me At Merlot is full of sultry summer nights, laugh-out-loud moments, and the odd glass of wine. Praise for Lisa Dickenson'Deliciously warm, effortlessly modern and totally irresistible . . . we lapped up every single word of this romantic comedy gem.' Heat'Cries out for the Richard Curtis film treatment' Sun'Sassy as Beyonce and warm as toast' Miranda Dickinson'Crying out to be read in one big, hilarious gulp!' Fabulous 'A lovely, light romantic yarn.' Marie Claire'Feisty, fun and fierce! Beyonce would be proud!' Ali McNamara'Fresh and hilarious . . . I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh like this . . . You will laugh, you will cry, you will go awwww and then you'll laugh all over again' Holly Martin'A fun, flirty read full of . . . sparkle and romance' Jo Thomas'The epitome of feel-good summer chick lit . . . Perfect poolside reading' The Lady

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