Love Is a Many Trousered Thing (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #8)

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The nub and gist is that I have accidentally acquired two Luuurve Gods.

Oh my giddy god! Georgia has somehow landed back in the cakeshop of agony now that Robbie the Sex God has returned and she has three potential snoggees. What's a proper girl to do? Hide, of course, and hope that she will be able to choose one before she ends up all aloney on her owney.

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Overview

The nub and gist is that I have accidentally acquired two Luuurve Gods.

Oh my giddy god! Georgia has somehow landed back in the cakeshop of agony now that Robbie the Sex God has returned and she has three potential snoggees. What's a proper girl to do? Hide, of course, and hope that she will be able to choose one before she ends up all aloney on her owney.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—In this installment (HarperTeen, 2007) of Louise Rennison's popular series, the British teenager is plagued with the age-old question of luuuurve. Will she choose between ex-Sex-God-snoggee Robbie, who left her for Kiwi-a-gogo land, or sexy Masimo from Pizza-a-gogo land? And why does Dave always enter her head just when she's trying to decide? Rife with Python-esque humor, quirky word plays, and realistic high school dilemmas, this volume is rather short on plot, but still authentically Georgia in voice. It includes a completely new snogging scale and a glossary of terms that readers will find delightful. Narrated gloriously by Stina Nielsen, fans will be entranced with this novel's comical wisdomocity.—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060853891
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series , #8
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 412,268
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Rennison is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of Withering Tights, A Midsummer Tights Dream, and the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. She lives in Brighton, the San Francisco of England (apart from the sun, Americans, the Golden Gate Bridge, and earthquakes).

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Love Is a Many Trousered Thing RB/SB

Chapter One

hoooorn!!!

saturday july 16th
11:45 p.m.

Run away, run away!!!

Pant, pant, pant.

And double pants.

How in the name of God's novelty undercrackers and matching toga have I ended up running along the streets at midnight?

I'll tell you how. You wait ages for a Sex God to come along and then two come along at the same time. Where is the sense in that? If it is all part of Big G's divine plan, all I can say is this: "Keep it simple, Big G. Just give me one Sex God to eat at a time. And then if I am not full up, I'll have another one. Thank you. Regards to Baby Jesus."

That is all I am saying. Inwardly, obviously, as I am nearly dead with trying to run in my high-heel boots. I may have to lie down in a ditch in a minute.

11:50 p.m.
I had to stop and sit in the hedge by the park. I'm so out of breath. Hurrah, I am sitting in the dark like a panting vole in a skirt.

three minutes later
Pant, pant. So this is a brief résumé of vole girl's evening.

Scene 1
A top night at the Stiff Dylans gig, including an excellent Viking disco inferno dance* in honor of Rosie and Sven's forthcoming (well, in eighteen years' time) wedding, Sven arriving in furry shorts and, as the pièce de whatsit, Masimo, lead singer and Luuurve God that I have been dreaming of and longing for, asked me to go outside, and said, "So, Signorína Georgia, I am free man for you. If you still want for us to go out."

Keep in mind that he said it in his gorgey porgey Pizza-a-gogo land accent.Looking at me like I was a Sex Kitty.

Scene 2
Just as I was experiencing Swoon City and melty pantaloonies a car pulled up and Robbie the original Sex God got out.

The one who had left me and gone to Kiwi-a-gogo land.

To snog marsupials and so on for the rest of his life. Not.

Scene 3
After a moment of silence I said in a quick-thinking and casual way, "Oh hello, Robbie, do excuse me, I have a train to catch and time and tide wait for no man."

And walked quickly off before breaking into a slight trot. Then a light gallop. Then I ended up in the hedge and that is where all this started.

In conclusion I would say that after queuing up at the cakeshop of luuurve for ages I have accidentally bought two cakes.

And I am sitting in a bush.

11:56 p.m.
Oh yet more marvelous, marvelous news, the Blunderboys are lurking around in the park. Probably setting fire to themselves and practicing being crap. Which they needn't bother doing as they are top at it anyway.

They'll sense I'm here in a minute and come looming out at me. The Blunderboys have got radar for girls within half a mile.

thirty seconds later
Mark Big Gob (who lives in my street and who I accidentally snogged once, and who has the largest lips known to humanity) larged out of the gloom and saw me panting in the hedge. He was looking at my nungas, which were heaving up and down. Stop heaving and retreat into your over-the-shoulder boulder holder, you stupid nungas! Mark said, "I see you are all pleased to see me, girls."

How repellent is he? I ignored him and got up with a dignity at all times sort of attitude. As I was brushing past him, he said, "Steady darlin', you nearly knocked me over, then."

The rest of the trainee idiots had sidled up by then and they sniggered and choked on their fags. Still, on the bright side cigarettes stunt your growth, so with a bit of luck most of them will remain about three-foot eight.

Mark Big Gob said, "I see you've got the Horn. Is it for me?"

Is he mad? Is he implying that I have got the Horn for him? I would rather plunge my head into a bucket of whelks than let him anywhere near me. I can't believe that his hand had once rested on my basooma. And that his enormous gob had squelched around my face. Erlack. If anything, he gave me the anti-Horn.

Sadly, it was then I realized that in fact he was right, I did have the Horn. Horns actually. I was still carrying my Viking bison horns that I had worn to rehearse Rosie's wedding dance.

Still, what is so very unusual about that?

five minutes later
Quite a lot, actually, when you think about it.

Which I won't.

Oh double merde and ordure and poo.

12:15 p.m.
Got to my street. My tootsies are killing me. The light is still on in the front room. Oh noooo. That means the terminally insane (Mutti and Vati) are still up. I must avoid them at all costs. I can't speak to them. Not now. Not anytime if I have my way.

I snuck really really quietly through the front door and stashed my horns in a secret place where they will never be found (the ironing basket).

Aaahh. Safely in. Now quietly, quietly up the stairs to my room. Quietly, quietly like a little mousie. Mousie girl opening little doorsies. Shhhhh. Shhhh. Nearly safe. Quietly into the room like a quiet thing on quiet tablets. No sign of the furry freak brothers, a.k.a. my cats Angus and his cross-eyed son Gordon, thank the Lord.

As I opened my bedroom door Gordy's face appeared upside down an inch away from my fringe. I looked into his mad cross-eyes. Why does he do that...lurk on top of the door like a bat? He did a little croaky noise and licked my face with his horrid rough tongue. I managed not to cry out or be sick.

12:25 a.m.
There is a half-eaten mouse on my pillow.

Love Is a Many Trousered Thing RB/SB. Copyright © by Louise Rennison. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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First Chapter

Love Is a Many Trousered Thing

Chapter One

hoooorn!!!

saturday july 16th
11:45 p.m.

Run away, run away!!!

Pant, pant, pant.

And double pants.

How in the name of God's novelty undercrackers and matching toga have I ended up running along the streets at midnight?

I'll tell you how. You wait ages for a Sex God to come along and then two come along at the same time. Where is the sense in that? If it is all part of Big G's divine plan, all I can say is this: "Keep it simple, Big G. Just give me one Sex God to eat at a time. And then if I am not full up, I'll have another one. Thank you. Regards to Baby Jesus."

That is all I am saying. Inwardly, obviously, as I am nearly dead with trying to run in my high-heel boots. I may have to lie down in a ditch in a minute.

11:50 p.m.
I had to stop and sit in the hedge by the park. I'm so out of breath. Hurrah, I am sitting in the dark like a panting vole in a skirt.

three minutes later
Pant, pant. So this is a brief résumé of vole girl's evening.

Scene 1
A top night at the Stiff Dylans gig, including an excellent Viking disco inferno dance* in honor of Rosie and Sven's forthcoming (well, in eighteen years' time) wedding, Sven arriving in furry shorts and, as the pièce de whatsit, Masimo, lead singer and Luuurve God that I have been dreaming of and longing for, asked me to go outside, and said, "So, Signorína Georgia, I am free man for you. If you still want for us to go out."

Keep in mind that he said it in his gorgey porgeyPizza-a-gogo land accent. Looking at me like I was a Sex Kitty.

Scene 2
Just as I was experiencing Swoon City and melty pantaloonies a car pulled up and Robbie the original Sex God got out.

The one who had left me and gone to Kiwi-a-gogo land.

To snog marsupials and so on for the rest of his life. Not.

Scene 3
After a moment of silence I said in a quick-thinking and casual way, "Oh hello, Robbie, do excuse me, I have a train to catch and time and tide wait for no man."

And walked quickly off before breaking into a slight trot. Then a light gallop. Then I ended up in the hedge and that is where all this started.

In conclusion I would say that after queuing up at the cakeshop of luuurve for ages I have accidentally bought two cakes.

And I am sitting in a bush.

11:56 p.m.
Oh yet more marvelous, marvelous news, the Blunderboys are lurking around in the park. Probably setting fire to themselves and practicing being crap. Which they needn't bother doing as they are top at it anyway.

They'll sense I'm here in a minute and come looming out at me. The Blunderboys have got radar for girls within half a mile.

thirty seconds later
Mark Big Gob (who lives in my street and who I accidentally snogged once, and who has the largest lips known to humanity) larged out of the gloom and saw me panting in the hedge. He was looking at my nungas, which were heaving up and down. Stop heaving and retreat into your over-the-shoulder boulder holder, you stupid nungas! Mark said, "I see you are all pleased to see me, girls."

How repellent is he? I ignored him and got up with a dignity at all times sort of attitude. As I was brushing past him, he said, "Steady darlin', you nearly knocked me over, then."

The rest of the trainee idiots had sidled up by then and they sniggered and choked on their fags. Still, on the bright side cigarettes stunt your growth, so with a bit of luck most of them will remain about three-foot eight.

Mark Big Gob said, "I see you've got the Horn. Is it for me?"

Is he mad? Is he implying that I have got the Horn for him? I would rather plunge my head into a bucket of whelks than let him anywhere near me. I can't believe that his hand had once rested on my basooma. And that his enormous gob had squelched around my face. Erlack. If anything, he gave me the anti-Horn.

Sadly, it was then I realized that in fact he was right, I did have the Horn. Horns actually. I was still carrying my Viking bison horns that I had worn to rehearse Rosie's wedding dance.

Still, what is so very unusual about that?

five minutes later
Quite a lot, actually, when you think about it.

Which I won't.

Oh double merde and ordure and poo.

12:15 p.m.
Got to my street. My tootsies are killing me. The light is still on in the front room. Oh noooo. That means the terminally insane (Mutti and Vati) are still up. I must avoid them at all costs. I can't speak to them. Not now. Not anytime if I have my way.

I snuck really really quietly through the front door and stashed my horns in a secret place where they will never be found (the ironing basket).

Aaahh. Safely in. Now quietly, quietly up the stairs to my room. Quietly, quietly like a little mousie. Mousie girl opening little doorsies. Shhhhh. Shhhh. Nearly safe. Quietly into the room like a quiet thing on quiet tablets. No sign of the furry freak brothers, a.k.a. my cats Angus and his cross-eyed son Gordon, thank the Lord.

As I opened my bedroom door Gordy's face appeared upside down an inch away from my fringe. I looked into his mad cross-eyes. Why does he do that—lurk on top of the door like a bat? He did a little croaky noise and licked my face with his horrid rough tongue. I managed not to cry out or be sick.

12:25 a.m.
There is a half-eaten mouse on my pillow.

Love Is a Many Trousered Thing. Copyright © by Louise Rennison. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    This is the Best Series Ever

    I lived reading these books that are so funny. I do not recoment them for book clubs but I do think that if you have spare time you should. It is soo funny how her sister Libby reacts. I hope that you enjoy Georgia!

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

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    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    She's baaaaack! <BR/><BR/>The one and only, the fabbity of the fab Georgia Nicolson is back, this time with problems that she thought she had already solved. We all thought that Georgia's heartbreaker days were over but, unfortunately, they just keep on coming. Now, too many of the boys from her past are looking irresistible and sending those mixed messages that could be about love (or at least that's what Georgia thinks). <BR/><BR/>After having to be the only one in the ace gang without a significant other, Georgia finally got what she wanted -- Massimo finally confessed his love to her. Sure, that's just great, but now her first love, the Sex God, is making his way back into her life, and she just doesn't know what to do (aside from getting the best out of the problem). <BR/><BR/>If only she could go to someone to talk to, like Dave the Laugh, except that would only add more to her troubles and then make it three against one. <BR/><BR/>Aside from her boy troubles, though, Georgia's life is still the same, what with her annoying Mutti and Vati always bugging her and Libby, who is beginning to be even more of a pest, just like Angus, and friends who don't seem to understand anything AT ALL! What's a girl to do? Let life take its course, instead of fate, and eat some fab cake on the way! <BR/><BR/>Funnier then ever, LOVE IS A MANY TROUSERED THING is just another hilarious novel in the Georgia Nicolson series. After reading this, I just wonder, how much more trouble can Georgia get into? Fans of the series will want to read this installment right after licking their lips at the cupcakes on the cover.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    I love Georgia Nicholson

    This book wasn't quite as amazing as the others in the series, mostly due to repetition of certain.. Circumstances.<BR/>I still highly recommend it, as I got many laughs out of reading this for the first time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2008

    The Definition of Hilarious

    There is absolutely no question that this is my very favorite book ever. This book has got everything a good, humorous book should have horrible teachers, ditzy friends, a slightly unstable heroine, out of whack family members, crazy pets, cute boys, love, heartbreak, embarrasment, and of course, can't-stop-snorting humor. Honestly, if you haven't read this book, READ IT!!! You will be addicted, and you won't be sorry.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Love them!

    All the books in the series are hysterically funny!

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

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    ok

    when the series started 10 yrs ago it was witty and funny but by book 9 i was over it it all seemed to be repeatitive and nothing new was happening i didnt even bother w the last one

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  • Posted July 9, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I always lose myself in these books.

    I would have to say, the best books are the ones that make you feel like youre really there! I always feel like I should shout at Georgia, CHOOSE DAVE! Georgia is quite the sex kitty, which makes these books so funny. can't put them down, this one was the best so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2008

    crazy

    I dont get Georgia. She claims she loves 2 people. It's obvious who she's going to end up with in the next book. She has a really crazy and hilarious life, mostly due to her parents and sister. This book, and series so far, have been fun to read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book was the best yet. It left me on the edge of my set and that dosent happen often theres one question that needs to be answered WHO WILL SHE CHOOSE? Its something im dieing to know and i can gurantee im not the only one.Major props to the author.You rock.Be sure to make much more of these books who knows when you finish this series you could maybe come out with a new one about jaz but im sure nobody could be more instresting then GEORGIA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2008

    hilarious, as usual.

    these books are so funny. i laugh like an idiot any time i read them. i was so happy with the ending even though it was random (like all the other endings) and a cliffhanger-type thingy but thank god for dave the laugh. they would be so perfect together i really hope she gets back with him in the next one!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    I LOVE IT

    i love it jus because she needs to make a ninth book so i would stop being confuse n i love how she leaves readers with a mystery of what is goin to happen next

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

    another fabby book in the series!

    Most people were dissapointed by the last book in the series, but this one is a definite improvement! It was absolutely hilarious and all three of the sex gods were in it: Dave, Robbie, and Massimo 'ooh la la!' Like the previous book, this book was mostly uneventful and ended with a HUGE cliffy..... I can't wait for the next one to come out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2007

    A reviewer

    I read a few reviews before I bought the book and noticed the annoyances that other readers had with the ending. But I think this book was fabbity-fab-fab! Georgia's gotten herself into the mess of all ages and now she might get with the guy that I want her to. I liked meeting the up-n-comin' Ace Gangers, Sven is still tall, Swedish, and mad, and Rosie has taken her own personal insanosity to new heights. The book, while unresolved at the end 'They all do that though', is a great laugh for a rainy afternoon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2007

    how disappointing

    I'm a huge fan of the series and I was SO disappointed by the book. I was hoping for a resolution to this whole love triangle. Or square. There was none. I spent ost of the book flipping past pages because I found them pointless and boring. Overall, this book was probably the worst in the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    i waited months for this book to come out but u know what. i didn't get the ending and the choice between Robbie n Masimo was so unfair and stupid.the ending was so annoying and i didn't get it. let me hope there is another book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2007

    a little confused

    i love georgia so much. i think she is crazy and awesome but come on the choice of massimo and robbie? robbie left nad she met massimo and he totally said he didnt want her at first but guess who does..... dave the laugh. and in the end why did she make out with him? she loves him not massimo or robbie louise rennison needs to write another book to tell who georgia ends up with

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2007

    Disappointing...

    it didnt have the same amount of humor as the others, and i was disappointed with her choice. the cliffhanger was annoying and i spent a minute convinced that wasnt the real end. overall disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2007

    the most hilarious books ever

    The entire Georgia Nicolson series is quite funny. I will literally have laughing fits while reading these books. I am overjoyed that yet another book it coming out, seeing as how i have already read the series in its entirety twice. If you have not read these books yet, you should most definatly try them. They are fab. The titles are indeed quite strange, but they are simply funny lines from the book, so no worries there. These books are amazing and are great to read when you have had a bad day, not to say they are not great all the time...just read the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2007

    A reviewer

    I was soooo excited for this book to come out, and on July 3rd i went and bought it right away, and then read it in one night. HOWEVER, i was extremely disappointed. The seventh book was good, and the cliffhanger was annoying, but really good, nonetheless. But this book.... the cliffhanger was just freaking obnoxious. NOTHING happens in the entire book barely, and then at the end when something worthwhile actually DOES happen, the book just ENDS! it's SO ANNOYING. I think Ms. Rennison needs to actually sit down and write a real story with Georgia, because though i love the series and it's hilarious, it's going NOWHERE. Or when it does go somewhere, it just stops. I want more to happen to Georgia, so some point to the series can actually make itself known.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2007

    Yessss

    OMIGOSH!! Im sooo happy that they are finally coming out with the 8th book. YAY!!! I cant wait!

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