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Wildkatzen mit Samthandschuhen. Sonderausgabe

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  881 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
From the author of 'Career Girls' and 'The Movie', 'Tall Poppies' is a racy, contemporary novel set in and around the diet and fitness industry. High profile, successful women Nina and Elizabeth have enemies with old scores to settle.
Published March 31st 2005 by Droemer Knaur (first published 1997)
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Aug 19, 2013 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tall Poppies isnthe story of two girls from completely different backgrounds. It describes the troubles they face and how their lives intertwine, and I really liked it!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I read it all in one go on a seven hour flight and thought it was very well written with inspiring, motivated characters and an interesting plot. I thought it was very interesting that Louise Bagshawe wrote in such a way that although both Nina and Elizabeth were a bit stroppy, unreasonable, an
Two brilliant, beautiful, headstrong girls, living two continents apart, suffer the consequences of lack of parental love under vastly different environments. In America, Nina Roth struggles to get by under extreme poverty while Lady Elizabeth Savage lives in the lap of luxury. They are both deprived of the opportunity to peruse higher education, which would have ensured their success in whatever fields they chose.
Nina runs away from home and fights to survive on the streets with her meager savi
Feb 18, 2014 Eleanor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another one of Louise Bagshawe's great chick-lit books! The audience are put through their emotions where they are angry, happy and sad on behalf of the characters; a real mix of emotions! I even cried during two particular parts in the book!
This book definitely has a lot of romance in it but it still shows the women as strong and very intelligent! It can also be a little long at times but still worth reading!
Sharon Metcalf
Written in 1997 I enjoyed this book but perhaps not as much as the previous one (Passion). I found this one to be a lot like Career Girls, in that it focussed on the two main characters Nina Roth & Lady Elizabeth Savage. These two characters are both strong and independently successful; Nina in business and Elizabeth in sport. Their paths cross however when Nina comes to work for Lord Caerhaven (Tony Savage), Elizabeths father. Tony Savage is equally unlikeable as the two females are likeabl ...more
Jul 29, 2013 Ellie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not know what to expect from Tall Poppies, when I read the blurb I felt intrigued and I am happy to say it is one of the best novels I have read. Both lead characters are very likeable, two tough an unwanted daughter of a smarmy British Lord and the other a poor Brooklyn girl-come ritch girl. I have never before read a book with a skiing backdrop and wow louise bagshaw obviously knows her stuff!!! I would have to agree with a quote on the book cover, the sex scenes are orgasm ...more
Sep 05, 2015 Eli rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2013
Only a few chapters in & already sub-par research is annoying me. The author can't stress that it's the 1970s in depression-crushed Brooklyn & then have the high school drop-out character get a job paying only $6/hr. On top of it, Nina gets 2 raises within a few months. It's silly fiction, but it's reading like fantasy. I'd be willing to bet anything that minimum wage in the 1970s was under $3/hr. (Yes. I looked it up. Took ~3 seconds. In 1979, minimum wage was $2.90/hr.)

Predictable (rem
Sarah Moore
Mar 04, 2015 Sarah Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Simple and easy chick lit - a fun read and a rags to riches tale to inspire women(ish!)
I really enjoyed reading Tall Poppies by louise Bagshaw.
Mar 12, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really Really good book! I loved this book and the ending was satisfying.
I read this in the summer of 2011, at the recommendation of a friend. This was my first Bagshawe read, and I guess my first official British read.

I really enjoyed the story, but I remember feeling as though it dragged in a little. I felt the book was a little long, but the end result was worth it.

As I read this, I remember wondering what I would do in this particular situation. I really, to this day, have no idea.

A good read if you like chick lit, but a little on the long side. Also, some of
♥ Marlene♥
It started out quite nicely and I enjoyed it but after a while it felt like i was reading a harlequin or as we in The Netherlands call them, a bouquet reeks. The women are gorgeous, smart and very horny, the men are handsome, domineering, bronzed , manly and also very horny. lol
They like each other but by misunderstanding each other they are not couples. Typical like a harlequin. I do think this is much better than those. There is at least a bit of substance in the book.
Jul 14, 2015 Deepti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good one
Jul 08, 2012 Stwongts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

To be honest, I picked this book up without much expectations. I thought its going to be just a ok read for me to pass time on the train but I found myself unable to let it go. I read every page from start to end, feeling a little lost when I'm on the last page.
Gagan Somal

I enjoyed reading this book. It's not a book from which you take away something or one which stays with you and think about afterwards. It's just an entertaining over the top not too well researched adrenaline high book, and sometimes I am in the mood for those!
Jun 07, 2013 Cat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I call books like this one literary pallete clensers.Nice, easy fun chick lit. Nothing more, nothing less. Perfect for when you just want something to pass the time and ease you into your next thriller or thought provoking novel.
David Gill
I enjoyed this book. It had much of Louise Bagshawe's usual mixture of rich powerful characters and strong willed heroines. The plot as always moves along at a good pace.
Good holiday reading.
Jun 08, 2007 Aubrey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, beachreads
It's been a while since I've read a romance-ish book, but it was okay because it encouraged the women's lib movement and how the men and ladies must compromise to make the relationship work.
Penny Little
I read a lot of 'chick-lit' and Victorian family sagas during the weeks I am working as they don't take much thinking about and they always have a happy ending. A bit of escapism, too.
Jul 08, 2009 Alesia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Pure "chick-lit". Everytime I read one of these things just reminds me why I usually don't. And the author could have at least done a little research into authentic medical procedures.
Caroline Vranckx
May 07, 2014 Caroline Vranckx rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fun reading,confusing in some parts
Feb 17, 2013 Sana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Louise Bagshawe fans would love this book as it lives up to the expectations of her readers. The charcters are strong willed and know how to deal with adversity.
Connie Werner Reichert
"When You are too successful, you must be cut-down to size." Austrian proverb about the Tall Poppy syndrome.
May 11, 2009 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book showed me the power of a women's will to achieve her dream. I was blown away!
Aug 03, 2009 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the read. Loved the twists and turns.
Jul 25, 2012 Robyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Louise Bagshawe I read and easily the best!
Sep 18, 2016 Mandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous fast read.
Jan 11, 2011 Nurlili rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the characters!! ...more
Jul 17, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Louise Bagshawe I read
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Louise Daphne Bagshawe was born on 28 June 1971 in England, UK. She attended local all-girls Catholic schools near her family home in Surrey, before going to Oxford University in 1989. After graduating with a degree in Anglo Saxon and Norse, she worked as press officer with EMI records and then as a marketing official with Sony Music. On her 22nd birthday, her passion for writing was realised with ...more
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