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The Temp

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  99 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
We all know how it works: first you go to School, then you go to University, and then you enter Real Life. And that's the important bit. Real Life is about achievement, recognition, choices. It's about a boss who trusts you, a wardrobe that suits you, friends who support you and a relationship that fulfils you. It`s a mobile phone, an expense account, a company car and a ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 7th 1999 by Arrow
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Jan 18, 2012 Nathan rated it liked it
Standard fare. Woman in her 20s sorts her romantic and professional life out. Standard supporting cast of boozers and no-hopers who also all seem to sort themselves out. Quelle surprise. Only difference being that the mid-book crisi is a bit more serious than most. Rated MA for adult themes, sexual references, coarse language and drug use. 2.5/5
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Sep 07, 2012 Phee Sunantarod rated it it was ok
I expected some fun or any giggling which non in this book. It's just ok book for me, sorry.
Aug 02, 2015 Jennie rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015
I do like a 'candy floss' book every now and again, but this was candy floss gone wrong. The parts about temp life were funny and enjoyable, but the other parts, especially parts which touched on serious subjects (I won't say what because I don't want to spoil anything) were either 'meh' or just didn't fit in with the lighthearted feel of the rest of the book.
Jul 12, 2011 Ebehi rated it really liked it
This is really smart and funny book. I kinda knew how it would end (and the gypsy part was pretty annoying and really unnecessary) but there's just so much hilarious stuff here, that I have to give this four staffs (plus the name thing was pretty neat).
Jul 17, 2011 Hilary rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Superior chicklit written by a woman who seems to understand the sheer, grinding misery of office life. Populated with some realistic and non-glamorous characters - although also with an ex-boy-band member, which is not something most of us have in our life.
May 18, 2014 Denise rated it really liked it
I read The Temp many years ago and really enjoyed it. An extremely funny and well-observed novel, I have been a temp in the past and this is a brilliant portrayal of temp life and the office culture.
Sep 02, 2011 Nina rated it it was amazing
Brilliant, funny and romantic - if you like Four Weddings and Notting Hill, you'll enjoy this. Made me all choked up.
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For those readers who are fans of the "Shopaholic" series of books you will enjoy this book.
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Serena Mackesy (born c. 1960s) is a British novelist and journalist who lives in London. She is the granddaughter on her mother's side of the novelist Margaret Kennedy and on her father's side of the novelist Dorothy Rivers.
She went to school in Oxford, where she gained a University of London degree in English literature from Manchester College, Oxford.
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