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Running Away from Richard

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  270 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Just graduated from drama school, Lizzie Jordan is looking forward to a glittering career at the RSC and becoming Mrs Richard Adams. So how come, just one month later, Lizzie finds herself working as a waitress in Venice Beach?
Paperback, 470 pages
Published 2001 by Coronet
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ChingyPingy
This was predictable even for chicklit. None of the characters were particularly interesting either. A waste of time.
Rachel Zylstra
This book was incredibly slow to get to the point. Lizzie was bloody frustrating in terms of her broken heart. A lot of unexpected twists but also plenty of predictable ones. I found myself thinking on many occasions 'I bet this this is going to happen....' and then a few pages later, it happened! So it took me alot longer to read than normal as I just couldn't get into it. That was until today when I hit around the page 295 mark and things kind of picked up. And I thought the end was well worth ...more
Shannon Jackson
I really liked this book and found myself laughing out loud at it. It was really fun and light.
It took me quite a while to get into but once I did, I did enjoy it. The blurb kind of confused me at first aswell.
It's about Lizzie Jordan, a woman who gets dumped by her boyfriend a few days before her best friends wedding (and she's a bridesmaid). After far too many pages of Lizzie crying and feeling rubbish she decides to move to America to become an actress.
From there the book does pick up a bi
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Angela
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Amanda
It was brilliant had me excited at times
Kathy Chung
Reviewed at : Mama Kucing Meow: Running Away From Richard by Chris Manby

For me it was an average read. Pretty much predictable
Shea
Easy read. Not quite predictable.
I love how the protagonist isn't very likeable. One moment I cheered for her & next, I thought she has got to have cotton for brain.

Good for light reading.
Kathryn Lane
Distinctly average. Some good ideas which made for pleasant holiday-reading, but a very predictable storyline. Recommended if you haven't anything else to read.
Qeyla
Just an average and slow story. I couldn't finish it. The main plot are not interesting and it's really not my kind of book.
Amy
Decent enough and with Manby's trademark humor, but not as grounded in reality as some of her better efforts.
Bylgja Valtýsdóttir
Held að þetta sé ágætis húsmæðraklám sem passar vel við sundlaugarbakkann.
Damla
(biri benim 3 nikah kelebek yayınevi)
Bec
Meh, not terrible but no Marian Keyes.
Mari-Tricia
Couldn't put it down!
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