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Gym and Slimline
Gym and Slimline

Gym and Slimline


480 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95)

Publication Date: August 2008

ISBN 9781848090453

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Aug 2008)
Preface Publishing

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A swanky new gym has opened in leafy southwest London, where four women bond over push ups and Pilates and become firm friends.

Percy likes sorting out other people's problems, but her own life is a shambles, with a terrible secret addiction. Can she kick it and win back the love of her husband? Patrice, wealthy but damaged, wants another baby, but husband Jonty isn't interested in sex. Is it her imagination, or is he getting too close to the husband of one of her new friends? Carmen is living dangerously, determined to get pregnant by her cold, treacherous boyfriend. She doesn't see what is under her nose until it's nearly too late. Suzanne adores her sexy second husband, but is she neglecting him for her job? And has she realized what is happening to her teenage daughter? New best friends. Their friendship is about to be tested to the limit.


"I really loved this book, I couldn't put it down. I defy anyone not to identify with something in each of the characters and situations." —Fiona Phillips

"Smart, funny and poignant gym-lit . . .Four highly believable women." —Mirror

"Friendship is tested to the limit in this impressive, emotional debut." —Closer

"Funny and warm . . . at last a buddy book about real women . . . I thought it was fab." —Amanda Platell

Author Biography

Emma Burstall is a freelance writer who has contributed to the Guardian and Independent on Sunday.