The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance

4.05 based on 760 ratings & 167 reviews on

Publication date: 09.04.2015
ISBN: 9781447263869
Number of pages: 0


Jessica Beam is a girl who knows how to party. Only lately she's been forgetting to turn up for work on time. Or in clean clothes. Down on her luck, out of a job and homeless, Jess seeks the help of her long-lost grandmother.

Things aren't going well for Matilda Beam, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, her mortgage repayments are staggering and her granddaughter wears neon Wonderbras.

When a lifeline from a London publisher arrives, the pair have an opportunity to secure the roof over their heads - by invigorating the Good Woman guides and transforming modern, rebellious Jess into a demure vintage lady.

The true test of their make-over will be to capture the heart of notorious London playboy Leo Frost and prove that Matilda's guides still work. It's going to take commitment, nerves of steel and one seriously pointy bra to pull this off . . .

* Contains some strong language *

In the media

Laugh-out-loud hilarious with a sprinkling of charm and romance, this is a fantastic feel-good read.
Sunday Express
Funny and fun, this is a perfect summer read.