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Tuesday's Child

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,156 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
The heroine this novel is a tomboy. She loves her Doc Martens, heavy metal, and hanging out with her best friend, Ollie. She may have been born on a Tuesday, but graceful she isn't. However, Grace's world is about to change. Ollie gets engaged, and her new boss wants her to smarten up. Grace tries to turn herself into the kind of girl she thinks they want her to be - with ...more
Paperback, 437 pages
Published by Headline Book Publishing (first published 2005)
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Bronwyn Rykiert
Mar 17, 2011 Bronwyn Rykiert rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, friends
Life is good for Lucy Evans, she has a dream job as a computer game reviewer and gets paid to play computer games all day, she lives with a dreamy guy Ollie, who is her best mate and they chill together lots. That is until Ollie’s latest girlfriend Victoria asks him to marry her and he accepts.

Next thing Lucy knows she has been asked to move out the apartment by the new fiancé and also loses her job. Ollie gets her another job through an acquaintance who owes him a favour. Todd Mayle is a very h
Feb 10, 2015 Zplus2 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks-read
Taká oddychovka.

Občas to bolo vtipné ale nejak som sa s hrdinkou nestotožnila. Jej nový frajer bol od začiatku do konca debil a viem že mnohé baby takto chodia s debilom a nevidia to, ale Lucy som to neuverila. Lebo presne popisovala v čom je debil a jej presvedčovanie samej seba že debil nie je, vyznievalo trochu trápne.
Chápem jej túžbu zmeniť sa, to ako zostala zaskočená bohatstvom a že pre to prižmúrila oko. A keďže dovtedy len mastila počítačové hry a vlastne nedospela, uverím že rozmýšľa aj
Mar 28, 2007 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bagshawe fans, chicklit fans
Started: March 17, 2007
Finished: March 19, 2007
Only my second by Bagshawe, but similar to the first (Venus Envy) in a few respects (financially disadvantaged woman with poor self-image, working in low-paying but rewarding job, change of job, hyper-attractive yet slightly dodgy boss, extreme change of lifestyle and appearance, male best friend/true love, etc.). Fast-paced, fun, compulsive reading that nonetheless feels a little derivative. Bridget Jones did it better.
Jun 08, 2013 Kerry rated it it was ok
Without a doubt, Bagshawe makes for an easy read, and so her books are fun holiday literature! This I found an enjoyable light-hearted read, if incredibly predictable, cheesy and downright cringeworthy at times.
The ending I found a disappointment, and felt that the last few pages had been rushed. Regardless, I can't say I was expecting that much in the first place in the sense of an intellectual read!!
Jul 28, 2011 Alexia rated it it was ok
I bought this book as just a light summer read and that is exactly what it is. You can guess how its going to end from the first few chapters. I found myself so frustrated with the main character as she comes off so stupid and naive its hard to find believable. I would recommend it as a very very light summer read but don't expect much else.
Bev Taylor
Dec 03, 2014 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it
lucy evans - the original tomboy

earns peanuts as a computer games reviewer but loves her job. also rugby, kick boxing, running - u name it

is in a flat share with ollie who she has made clear to that she has no romantic interest. his friendship means too much too here

then it all goes pear shape. she loses her job and ollie gets engaged so she will be homeless

he finds her a job as a receptionist with a mega rich american but there is obviously more to it than that

will lucy find true happiness
May 11, 2009 Tracy rated it liked it
I read this by the pool in Cuba. It was a good vacation book since it was a pretty easy read.
Goddess Of Blah
Feb 12, 2015 Goddess Of Blah rated it did not like it


As bad as her career as a Tory MP.

Generally at tall dark handsome cliché of a hero. Everyone other woman is a baddie. And she's the sweet disadvantaged woman. Snore
Elizabeth Emily Browne
Mar 03, 2015 Elizabeth Emily Browne rated it really liked it
I loved this book right up until the ending. I mean don't get me wrong I'm all for a happy ending but it seemed too unreal. Like it would never happen and it was slightly weird. But apart from that I really enjoyed it and it struck some chords with me.

A tomboy girl who has to 'grow up' and make herself more 'feminine' but in the end shes best just the way she is. Obviously!

7 out of 10
May 28, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that I read every summer. It's a wonderfully well-written story which explores the meaning of femininity in a fun, romantic way.
Deepam Ramchurn
Apr 19, 2014 Deepam Ramchurn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is addictive! I read this nearly 5 years ago now and I randomly thought of it today and wanted to read it again!
Feb 24, 2014 Pierina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

1º livro que li desta autora.

Se queria ser como a Kinsella, não consegue.

Contudo leiam,

Jan 25, 2016 Georgia rated it really liked it
*3.5 stars*

Overall, a good story. It has a great mix of bitchy, kind and sleazy characters. The ending was my favourite part - it was so moving and beautiful, it brought me to tears. My only exceptions with this book, is that it was quite slow in the beginning and the quality of the writing was a bit poor. Otherwise, an enjoyable story!
Asha Viguurs
Jan 05, 2015 Asha Viguurs rated it it was amazing
Great book, great character. About loss, change and finding yourself again.
A.J. Barnett
Tuesday’s Child is written with a sort of Bridget Jones, style of prose. This is quite different to the style of some of her other books - such as Career Girl. No matter what style of writing, her books are always impertinent, sexy and fun. However, this is perhaps not her best book. Tuesday's Child is a happy book, fun to read, but unfortunately rather predictable.

On the plus side, the character of Lucy is well drawn, and it is certainly a good beach-read. I recommend Bagshawe to readers who wa
Apr 29, 2011 Bookgirl89 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved it,Lucy was annoying at times but still a lovely read. recommend it to anyone who's a fan of Sophie Kinsella, same writing styles. Lucy is a fun funny heroine but she does stupid things at times, made me want to kill her more than once; but she did remind me of a friend of mine who doesn't see the bad in people, always sees the good no matter what. that was annoying as hell, i kept telling her to always follow her gut when it comes to people, same thing i tell my friend.
Jun 22, 2014 Ella rated it it was amazing
Good book, easy holiday read and although I knew how it would end, still really liked it!
Jun 03, 2010 Kirsten rated it really liked it
Holiday reading at it's best. Predictable, trashy. What a start to the New Year. The heroine whose name I've already forgotten is a tom boy with a great life. Her best friend is her flatmate who tragically insists she move out as he's marrying a girly girl she doesn't like. Then she loses her job and can only get one by pretending to be girly. Goes through a transformation and works with a gorgeous guy.
Apr 18, 2013 Dessie rated it liked it
This book was given to me by a friends kind of spontaneously when I was visiting her at her country house. I remember because she didn't think about it for a second, she just saw the book sitting on the bookshelf and gave it to me.
It was a sweet book and I enjoyed it while it lasted. It is not a serious read and definitely not full of some great wisdom, but I remember I cried at the ending because it was so sweet.
Jan 05, 2016 Dianne rated it really liked it
Louise Bagshawe does such great characters. The bitches are vicious and the rest are just very real in their actions. The main character, Lucy, stumbles at what life throws at her and struggles to tackle it as best she knows (and doesn't know) how. A funny story of a tom boy turning into a Sloane ranger, before figuring out where she belongs (somewhere in between).
Dec 20, 2009 Lucy rated it it was amazing
I really like this book, partly because the protagonist's name is also Lucy! :)

Seriously though, Tuesday's Child is an awesome novel. I couldn't put it down! It's great if you want a light, easy read with a bit of romance and comedy in it. Bagshawe's writing style is quite good and the plot is very easy to understand and get stuck into.

A great book.
Aug 06, 2011 Xejx rated it liked it
I bought this book as just a light summer read and that is exactly what it is. You can guess how its going to end from the first few chapters. I found myself so frustrated with the main character as she comes off so stupid and naive its hard to find believable. I would recommend it as a very very light summer read but don't expect much else.
Aug 28, 2011 Belinda rated it it was ok
It was a ok read I know from the first few pages how it was going to go girl lives with boy for years moves out and realise she loves the boy and must fight to get him back it was funny in place a nice light read
The Cats Mother
Cheesy predictable chick-lit with an implausible plot and formulaic ending, but saved by a likeable heroine. An easy way to spend a few hours in the sunshine, you don't have to think, and no one dies horribly.
Jan 18, 2008 Buffy rated it liked it
A great book about remembering who you are and not giving in. There will always be situations where you need to grow and change, but you need to keep your own personality as well.
Aug 04, 2013 Majusvirag rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, chick-lit
It could have been shorter. 100 pages minimum.

I have to tell that Lucy was very naive, Victoria was a horrible person and Ollie was blind.
Mar 23, 2012 Louise rated it really liked it
I registered a book at!
Jul 17, 2008 Nadine rated it it was ok
I never finished this book because from ten pages in I new exactly how the book was going to end. Girl gets boy. Obvious.
Angela Wilson
Jan 15, 2011 Angela Wilson rated it liked it
It was enjoyable, light hearted and escapist. The ending was surprisingly gripping in true romantic comedy style.
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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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