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Annie May's Black Book

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Entries from Annie May's Black Book: October 15th, 1974: Miss Baker for telling me how to blow my nose and not believing when I still couldn't do it. February 6th, 1977: David Llewellyn for saying my landscape painting looked like a pig's trough and then making honking noises every time he saw me. April 12th, 1987: Peter Elton for 'borrowing' my cigarettes and never buying ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Pocket Books
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Looking at my rather large TBR pile today I decided to give Debby Holt’s Annie May’s Black Book a whirl. Having never read a book of Debby’s I didn’t know what to expect but I’m pleased to report I enjoyed Annie May’s Black Book!

In 1988 Annie May was jilted at the altar by Ben Seymour. He was subsequently entered into her black book (full of all the names and offences of those who have done wrong to her) and his offence was by far the worst! 17 years later he’s moving into a house around the cor
Ariel Brown
Do you want a good laugh? Enjoy romantic drama? If you do this book is a good read! Or to listen to the audio book version - which is read by Debbie Holt. Formatted in a "black book" diary format, it recounts all the small injustices suffered by Annie, including the biggest one of being jilted on her wedding day. Normally not a fan of humorous fiction, this book literally had me in "stitches"!
I just wish the ending was a bit different :/ I'm glad of the way the story turned out but the way the author did it just didn't seem right...
Despite this I was very much involved with the story. It is really easy to empathise with Annie and all those that involved in her life. You understand her point of view completely and even when it's hard to agree with her you still see her reasoning behind it. I definitely think she is a hard character to truly like because of how she is all negative but
Barbara Elsborg
A cut above other chicklit stories and I really enjoyed it. Annie is jilted at the altar and seventeen years later - most of which she's not very happy - her ex comes back into her world. I like the way Annie is so stroppy about talking to Ben, the man who jilted her. The cast of supporting characters was great, relationships interesting and well thought out. There was one - oh my God - moment that I hadn't seen coming and I LOVE when that happens. The device of the black book - detailing the na ...more
So i picked this book because the title sounded interesting and i really liked the fact that the main character kept a little black book of all the people that had done wrong to her, oh yeah and it was $2. I admit that i have done the same thing throughout my entire life but i keep the running tally in my brain. The book was mediocre, i would give it 2.5 stars but it did give me some moments where i laughed out loud. Very simple story. Jumped around a fair bit so got a little confusing sometimes ...more
I am only sorry that it took me so long to get around to reading this.
A great book with a fantastic twist that means you cannot put it down.
How do peoples actions affect us, are we really a good friend or self obsessed and if you hold onto anger who rearly suffers and is it worth it?
A quick fluffy read...but was too cliched (even for this genre) and I got confused and then decided it didn't matter (which it didn't) with Annie's friends names, they were all interchangable middle class, who cares?! I know it's set in Bath but it was all a bit smug...
First time I have read a book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I read this book over 3 days as it has you just wanting to know what is going to happen next. This is a highly recommended book for everyone!
Joanne Nock
just started today, going for a bit of pleasant escapism after "Lord of The Flies" . First I had read by this author. Enjoyed it, but not a huge fan of books that jump around between past and present.
Jodi MacDonald
I liked this novel because it is set in Britain and I used to live there. I thought the ending was a little unbelievable.
Sara Hollett
Read this after reading Love Affairs for Grownups and did not enjoy it quite as much. Having said that it was a good story.
Beth Lloyd
Reread from my bookshelf

Really enjoyed. One of the better chic-lit books I've read for a while.
Not my usual fare, but a fun read. Could guess the end but not the route that the story took
Cameron Callaghan
Cute little read that won't take long and will create a few giggles along the way.
Louise H
Not a bad book. Good to read when you don't want something too challenging.
couldnt finished it :/ it was predictable
excellent girly book ,couldnt put it down.
Lovely easy read and fun
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Debby Holt lives with her husband in Bath. She started writing short stories when her five children were small. She wrote her first novel, The Ex-Wife’s Survival Guide in 2006. Since then, she has written three more: Annie May’s Black Book, The Trouble with Marriage and Love Affairs for Grown-Ups. Having been a spectacularly useless teacher in the past, she is fully aware of how lucky she is to be ...more
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