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The Go-To Girl [NOOK Book]

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Gorgeous goddesses seem to surround lowly script-reader Anna Brown--from her deranged, glamour-queen boss to her perfect, pouting roommates. For Anna, being less-than-beautiful is hard to bear. With a dead-end job and a dead-beat boyfriend, she wonders if she can ever be a success. In beauty-crazed London, perhaps being talented just isn't enough. Enter Mark Swan, Britain's hottest director. Rugged, reclusive and powerful, everybody wants a piece of him--from studio heads to supermodels. He could be Anna's ...
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Overview


Gorgeous goddesses seem to surround lowly script-reader Anna Brown--from her deranged, glamour-queen boss to her perfect, pouting roommates. For Anna, being less-than-beautiful is hard to bear. With a dead-end job and a dead-beat boyfriend, she wonders if she can ever be a success. In beauty-crazed London, perhaps being talented just isn't enough. Enter Mark Swan, Britain's hottest director. Rugged, reclusive and powerful, everybody wants a piece of him--from studio heads to supermodels. He could be Anna's ticket to the top, but how can she ever hope to snag such a big star? Fed up with being dowdy and downbeat, Anna decides to chase her dreams, and with a little help from her friends, embarks on a madcap scheme to get what she's after.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Anna Brown, the 32-year-old London native who narrates Bagshawe's contrived latest chick-lit offering (after The Devil You Know), is ugly. She describes her unfortunate traits (large nose, masculine build and extra weight) soon after the story begins and never lets the reader forget them. The novel plods along as self-loathing Anna is dumped by an acne-ridden boyfriend, argues with her thin, gorgeous roommates (they're models) and achieves some small successes as an underpaid script reader for a film company. Despite Anna's low self-esteem, when she meets powerful film director Mark Swan, she manages to sabotage their budding friendship by tiresomely insisting that Swan help her sell her first attempt at a script, thus scuttling her best chance for romance. To make matters worse, she agrees to marry another man, super-rich-and super-unattractive-Charles. Few of Bagshawe's characters shrink from opportunism, and their eventual redemption may ring a little false after so much gleeful money-grubbing. Some readers will enjoy the bitchiness, but others may think that ugly is as ugly does, and that Anna deserves her big nose-though the inevitable makeover scene is good fun. Agent, Peter Matson at Sterling Lord Literistic. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Girl offers a fun peek at the not-so-glam side of filmmaking — and a cheesy but satisfying Hollywood ending."

- Entertainment Weekly

"Witty and entertaining, Bagshawe's written a delight. Readers will empathize with Anna, a woman who suffers insecurities about her appearance, in this complete package of romance, humor, and emotion."

- Romantic Times Book Club (Top Pick)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466839120
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 390,585
  • File size: 381 KB

Meet the Author


Louise Bagshawe is the author of five previous novels, all bestsellers in her native England. She writes full time and lives in New York with her husband and son.

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    Posted January 19, 2014

    Death

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    Posted August 20, 2013

    To harriet

    ill go out with u my name is zoey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2006

    Suprisingly good!

    Browsing my public library, I just selected this book at random, and now, I am so glad that I did! I love this book! It is a great and easy read that will make anyone laugh, smile, and be completely happy! This is one of my favorite books, and I happily recommend this book to everyone!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2005

    I loved it

    I thought this book was very good. I felt for Anna because she had such a low-self esteem. I thought this was a very good chick-lit romance novel.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting chick lit romance

    Thirtyish Londoner Anna Brown considers herself too tall, too heavy, too muscular and has too big a nose. Her boss constantly reminds Anna that she is a lowlife assistant whose job is to fulfill her employer¿s demand. At home, she feels like a giantess as her roommates are petit models. Her boyfriend of three months breaks it off perhaps because she outweighs him by at least two and a half stone. As she learned several years ago, males always humiliate her.--- Anna meets award winning film director Mark Swan, who encourages her to write a script. As she falls in love with her mentor, her lack of self-esteem makes her unable to believe that this powerful handsome man who could have anyone fancies her wants her.. When he refuses to help her sell her script, she knows why. Mark ponders how to persuade Anna that she is a beautiful swan who hides her best assets behind a veneer of unattractiveness and that he wants her for at least the next six decades.--- THE GO-TO GIRL is an interesting chick lit romance that emphasizes that the grass seems greener in someone else¿s yard. Anna is a solid protagonist though her constant declaration of being the centerfold for ugliness can become irritating. The support cast is a wonderful group as the women envy one another with each one thinking that she is a loser in the gender wars while the men who desire them including Mark struggle with understanding them. Fans will appreciate this novel that will remind the audience of John Grey¿s MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS.--- Harriet Klausner

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