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rank  Editors Pick
word count 14381
date submitted 24.11.2011
date updated 04.04.2013
genres: Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Comedy...
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Miss Manners

Iman Sid

Struggling to pay bills, stuck in a dead-end job and no boyfriend, Anna wants more out of life. Could getting fired change her life forever?

 

The heroine of Iman's debut, Miss Manners, is working as a shop assistant/celebrity mascot at Harrolds' toy department. After a shocking public event, 25-year-old Anna Borgström is fired and is soon left with no job, no money and no car. But after being set an assignment to enter - and win - the highly popular and televised Miss Manners contest, which aims to find the next headline-making IT girl, things begin to shine again - especially when handsome Henry appears on the scene.

Anna embarks on a journey that sees her getting a makeover and entering a very different world of primping, pampering and partying. Crises and complications attempt to undermine her endeavours, but with the help of friends and a cute new crush, Anna’s metamorphosis is set to be winningly magical.

Can the girl next door become the next big thing?

Miss Manners is a romantic comedy about ambition, friendship, mistaken identity, rivalry and love. Meet a host of characters that include an elderly comedian, a fortune teller, an eccentric hippy, an etiquette guru and a fairy godfather.

Manuscript complete at 81,000 words
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Noelle J. Alabaster wrote 802 days ago

This was funny, exciting, fresh, new, and a pleasure to read! Your voice is perfect--easy to get to know and sympathize with. I couldn't put it down. Now I know why people have been talking about Miss Manners so much!
Noelle

juliaus wrote 828 days ago

This is fast-paced, fresh, perky, funny and faultlessly written. It reads like a published book.

Excellent work. Good luck with it.

Juli (Trusting Claude)

Shieldmaiden wrote 842 days ago

Only four chapters! That's cruel. I'm sitting here as happy as a kid with mom's makeup case. I'm loving it all! You've got a winner! When you get published, tell me! I mean it! I'll be loyal fan, I promise. ;D I love the joy and comedy and lightheartedness of the whole story, and the chumminess and daydreaming. Girls will rave for this book, I guarantee you. And the Pinkie assault! "Bunny Simpkins just attacked Pinkie Mortimer." Oh man, I had to burst out laughing!
I did notice a couple nit-picks, but considering there was only two, I say that's pretty good. If you want to know, I'll message you!
Six stars, and a backing when I can! Keep up the awesome work! Oh, will you be going with "Iman Sid" when you publish? If so, I'll have to memorize it.

--Shieldmaiden

kiwigirl2011 wrote 862 days ago

Have read all uploaded chapters (and hope you’re uploading more!) Some witty stylish writing here, I thought the obituary was pretty funny! (and sad, of course). And I related to her reaction to being called Madam. I’m 35 and still if someone calls me Madam or I tell them off! Really great storyline. Pinky sounds like a total cow from her diary excerpts. I didn’t see any typos or anything. Perfect chick-lit!
Six stars
Tammy Robinson

Teeny Tiny Tambo wrote 865 days ago

I absolutely adore this book, it's so hilarious! I'm not a massive fan of chick-lit and even less a fan of books written in 1st person but Miss Manners has definitely changed my views. Anna is a brilliant MC and I think alot of women could relate to her. The debacle that happens between her Pinkie is so relevant to the socialite culture we see splashed all over the papers today. You introduce humour so well that at times, I had to bite my tongue to stop myself from laughing out loud like an idiot. Your writing seems effortless and I was so engrossed, I didn't notice a single mistake.
I know its been mentioned in other comments but the 'squashed plasticine' line was the best I've ever read. Seriously I almost cried with laughter!
I'm definitely backing you, this book NEEDS to be on shelves in stores everywhere. One of the best I've read on authonomy so far. PLEASE POST MORE!!!
Good luck :)
Yasmin
- Guileless

JamesDavidson wrote 220 days ago

The great thing about Miss Manners is the utterly convincing tone of voice that author Iman Sid has created for her heroine.
As Anna makes her way from one awkward situation or misadventure to another, her first person narrative keeps up a witty commentary on the events, with a fine descriptive eye for the colourful cast of characters she encounters, like Bill, whose 'face looked like it had been made with Plasticine and then squashed by something angry.'

The incidents come at a nice pace, and there are plenty of memorable scenes, including one great moment in which Anna finds herself on TV dressed as giant rabbit, brawling with a popular socialite.

But what really holds it all together is Anna's keen self-awareness, shedding painful yet comical light on her own neuroses - 'I can't believe it, I'd almost died in a car accident and all I could think about was what knickers I was wearing...'

'My life is a series of outtakes,' she tells us, but in this case the outtakes are greater than the show itself.

Ildrinn wrote 229 days ago

Hello,

Just read through all that you've posted. That was a nice easy enjoyable read. The reader gets an instant affinity with Anna when she gets stuck in the traffic and this continues during her antics at the shop!

A couple of little nit picks if you don't mind. I find it hard to believe that she would have just abandoned her car in the middle of the road and then forgotten about it. I don't think I could have done that! :-)

In chapter two when she offers Felicity her spare room (rather soon after meeting her), she says it would be £200 a month. Later when Felicity goes to see the room it is mentioned that it is £1200 a month, therefore £400 each if there are three of them. Little things but I thought I should mention them.

But a fun read and would love to read the rest to see how she gets on in the competition.

Rachael
Storm Rising

Belinda Walker wrote 231 days ago

This was an absolute joy to read. Funny and well-paced with a good storyline. Pleased it is doing well on this site - very well deserved. Pinkie Mortimer is a great name! I will look forward to seeing this in Waterstone's!
Belinda
Teatime of the Dead - A Peoplestone People Mystery

Kate Steele wrote 234 days ago

Have read a few of the chapters and though not normally my kind of genre - I'm a bit of an old fart! - I can see you have genuine talent. Comedy has to be the most difficult feat to pull off and you do it really well. I have no difficulty imagining it on the big screen. So best of luck with your venture and congratulations on your achievements to date. High stars - though, of course, you no longer need them!
Kate Steele, Is That All There Is?

RED BLUE GREEN wrote 345 days ago

Loved your opening chapter.
You have a confident style, direct and a good pace.
I will be back to read more and give you feedback.

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Jennco wrote 372 days ago

Love this! A great read so far and I can't wait to finish it :) You have an incredible collection of characters that are all very interesting and really draw in the reader. Great job!

Jenny
After September's War

Carol Repton wrote 373 days ago

I have read the first five chapters of Miss Manners and can't wait to read more! I'm not normally a fan of chick lit, but this book is laugh out loud funny, fast-paced and hits the nail on the head! As well as being an entertaining comedy, it is also a biting satire of 21st century celebrity-worshipping culture. It's a bit reminiscent of Bridget Jones at times, but the heroine has her own, original voice which is easy to empathise with. She really struck a chord with me.
Just a couple of suggestions - in chapter 4 the use of the word "ideology" to describe a lit-up mirror was not quite correct. And Ziggy Stardust was a 1970s icon, not 80s.
In chapter 5 - instead of saying "I was a real people-watcher", just describe what she saw, i.e. show, don't tell.
But I can't find much to fault with it. Keep up the good work, Iman, and good luck with getting it published! It's a much better read than a lot of the chick lit published nowadays.

artifactory wrote 450 days ago

Wow! So sorry that I joined Authonomy too late for Miss Manner's heyday! I've just started the book and it is hilarious; although I have to say your bio is pretty entertaining too! I hope you've had your book launch, and that I'll be able to find your work available on Amazon. I hope you'll continue to post your successes as you are definitely someone to watch. Fabulous and fun story!

henriettashires wrote 454 days ago

I liked what I read after chapter 2, for me I felt even though chapter 1 was short it could have been shorter. I didn’t need to know so much detail of these strangers your character meet in traffic and in the tube.

I really liked your description of William Weisman. I can already tell, he’ll be someone that’ll display until the later chapters of your book. I can see him testing the protagonist and her finally putting her foot down.

I don’t get why you say your phone bleats. Bleats are quaint sounds of a barn whereas the main character’s phone is an interruption in her already hectic day. Also describing Pinky’s eyes as a pair of bum holes, though humorous could have been done another way. It comes off as angry and small and I think your main character is on the bottom of the pyramid and angry, is she small?

The scene where Pinky makes the main character do her bunny dance is realistic. I could easily see that happening and I instantly sided with the main character. There are people like Pinky who provoke then act like the victim. You really hit the nail on the head! This was a golden scene and I would have been satisfied for two or three paragraphs. It just seemed that out of nowhere the main character grabbed Pinky’s diary. I want to read about her being sneaky. She spotted the diary, why didn’t she hesitate? Should I shouldn’t I? I’m fired? God, if I take this will something else happen? Etc Stuff someone would say if they were stealing.

You should state who said what. For example “No, no, no. You didn’t wiggle your tail do it again.” said Pinky. Maybe you overlooked added said, replied etc but it helps readers. I love you don’t spoon fed the reader.

A few questions:
Are there any teenagers named Lloyd?
Is Harrolds to be Harrods?

P.S. It’d be great if you gave your impressions on my writing

Torkuda wrote 498 days ago

Oh my goodness, this really is a great story. Normally I would offer to finish reading and give you a full five page review if you backed me, but there's so little up of this book that the offer seems invalid.

In any case it's high time I did the trade read I said I would do with you, please return the read when you get the chance.

Your characters are endearing and your situations are funny, and despite being ridiculous I quiet believe they could happen. It's also good to note your characters have appropriate accents but they aren't so thick those outside of Britain will be lost.

You set up quickly what the problems of your main character are and we begin to see how they can possibly be solved. You jump right into the action (in this case humor) and you keep it going.

If I were to critique something I might say the girls seem shallow, but then again this is a comedy and doesn't touch on anything deep in the first place so far. I might think on that a little. Really though I can't find any major flaws and I can see why you're on the desk.

Please read me and back or put me on a watch list.

made wrote 549 days ago

this is an awesome read well done author

wingping wrote 653 days ago

very enjoyable read. enjoyed very much, love the beginning of the last chapter. :-)

wingping wrote 653 days ago

very enjoyable read. enjoyed very much, love the beginning of the last chapter. :-)

AlexandraMahanaim wrote 654 days ago

Good job! Interesting read--very realistic and funny!

Thank you for sharing your story!

Alexandra Mahanaim
Shoshanna The Battle Series: Encountering Supernatural, Captivity, and Return to Eternity

Velveteve wrote 656 days ago

Hi Iman,

Congratulations on making it to the Editor's Desk. Best of luck with everything.

Aisling

panos wrote 657 days ago

Congratulations.

Tod Schneider wrote 658 days ago

So glad to see you made the ED! congrats! It will be most interesting to see what they have to say!

Velveteve wrote 659 days ago

I enjoyed your writing, very accessible, very humorous. Well done and best of luck with the future. I can imagine plenty of people eating up your book.

revteapot wrote 660 days ago

I can see why you're no. 1!
This is a very witty number. It's not often I laugh aloud while reading, but I did, repeatedly.
I don't need to wish you luck - you've already got There - but I do wish you joy of your success. Well done.

Lindsay
A Priest's Tale

upforgrabs wrote 662 days ago

I'm back with another chapter read! Hope you'll take another look soon at "Tamria"

James
"Tamria"
http://authonomy.com/books/42617/tamria-book-one/

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CHAPTER 3

“on the underground” – silly nit-pick I know, but I’ve always seen the London Underground with a capital letter –> “on the Underground”

“There was a slight pause.” – your main character is the one making the pause so this doesn’t uite feel right. –> “I hesitated.”

Who says: “’Who know what I say? Karma.’” Not clear – until you read the next line, and see it belongs to the narrator character. –> “’Well, you know hat I say?’ Tara said. ‘Karma.’”

“assured Tara” – this could go. Just have the unbroken dialogue.

You use the word “suddenly” four times in this chapter. I honestly don’t think you need all of them.

“Apparently, as Pinkie went to pick up her diary to leave the store and upon discovering it had vanished” – reads clumsy. This feels a bit smoother. –> “Apparently, when Pinkie went to leave the store and discovered her diary had vanished, she threw a hissy fit in front of everyone.”

“She, then, asked her minions to calm her down by making dolphin noises.” – the two commas are completely unnecessary. I think this sentence would have more comedic impact if it started with “Then.” –> “Apparently, when Pinkie went to leave the store and discovered her diary had vanished, she threw a hissy fit in front of everyone. Then she asked her minions to calm her down by making dolphin noises.”

“Felicity entered with a winning smile on her face.” – I think “on her face” is unnecessary and the sentence would be so much stronger without it. –> “Felicity entered with a winning smile.” Isn’t that better?

“which meant both myself and Tara each had to pay £300 per month”
1, £300/month in London? That’s what I call a bargain! Even for a house share. I think £400 is more realistic…
2, “Tara and me” not “myself and Tara”
3, “both” and “each” don’t belong in the same sentence.
> “which meant Tara and me both had to pay £300 each month.”

How do eyes turn “beadily” ? I know the expression “beady eyes,” but have never heard of eyes “turning beadily”.

Felicity does a lot of “squealing”. In fact, the verb “squeal” is used three times in this chapter. Alternative words are “erupted,” “cried,” “exclaimed” – just a start.

I bet somebody on this website has already taken that e-mail address: Bentley@couturemagazine.com. Or if they haven’t, let’s wait and see how long it takes until someone does…

“’When’s the deadline?’ asked Tara.” – you don’t always have to have “asked” when a character has a question. You have nine “asked”s in this chapter! Just have “said” now and then instead. Alternative verbs are “queried” and “inquired”.

“’But what do I write about?’ I asked.” – since this is a question directed as much at herself as at the others - and since you’ve used “asked” so many times – maybe have “wondered” instead.

“Applicants must be female aged between 18 and 30 years old” – in a proper advertisement I wouldn’t expect to see the word “old” – just “between 18 and 30 years”, or even “between 18 and 30”. Oh! And once a woman’s past 30 she’s over the hill, is she???

“Firstly… Secondly…” – as I’ve said before, there’s no reason for these not to be “First” and “Second”. It just reads better, imo.

“Secondly, what makes me so sure I’ll be…” – you’re moving into present tense here; everything else is past. –> “Secondly, how could I be so sure I’d be selected…”

“’Anna, it’s £2,500!’” – incorrect usage of numbers in dialogue. Nobody speaks in numericals. –> “’Anna, it’s two and a half grand!’@

Like “pondered like a ponderer”

“’1 May’’ – this is dialogue. Should be “’First of May’.” Or “’May the first.’” Have you ever heard anyone say: “One May” ? That’s how this reads.

Tara works at a place called “The Barfly”, which sounds like a jazz restaurant. A barista is a trained coffee-maker – is this place a coffee-bar? Or did you get it confused with bartender?

Good chapter ending.

maretha wrote 663 days ago

Miss Manners - Iman Sid
I've read half of your very believable story about a month ago and now made the time to finish it and I must say, I wasn't disappointed. There is not much to add except that Miss Manners is the kind of book which I wouldn't stress and worry about, should my teenage daughters have wanted to read it. Wholesome and really funny. A lovely book to curl up with on a rainy Saturday afternoon or to read on the way home from work.
Six stars and well deserved!
All the best further ahead.
Maretha/African Adventures of Flame, Family, Furry and Feathered Friends

Jaime Chase wrote 663 days ago

I must say, I expected myself to read the first chapter, and just possibly the second (only because it's early in the morning for me), but I read all five chapters and wanted to continue reading. I would say this book is hard to put down, but since it's online, I guess it would be, this book is hard to "x" out of. The description is impeccable, leaving nothing to the imagination. I love the voice, and the humour is refreshing. The characters are well developed and believable, and I'm already taking a disliking towards Pinky. Let me know if this gets published, because I would definitely like to continue reading and support a well-written book. Congratulations on making it into the top five. Miss Manners deserves to be there.
- Jaime

Ghosty wrote 664 days ago

Hi Iman,

All I can say is your book has left me with a smile on my face. Enjoyed it - funny, quick witted, and fast paced. Good luck.

Ghosty

cmasonbasiliere wrote 665 days ago

Absolutely, hysterically perfect. That is all.

Charlie James wrote 666 days ago

Commit review.

Not sure that there is much I can say. I was quite interested to read this admit is currently the number one book on the site. I was pleasantly surprised. First off, I'm ruggedly handsome, chiseled, manly, hunky and not in any way a compulsive liar. This means tha this type of chick lit isn't something I'd pick up in water stones. That said, I did keep reading, and kept reading, much further than I have many other titles on here. This was zippy, amusing, and had a number of lines that may me smile to myself. It is very good and I can see it in the hands of many commuters on the northern line. I thought that perhaps the beginning was a little too long and a tad over described in getting to Harrods, but this is quite a minor thing overall.

Very impressive,mi hope the rest has the same levels of humour and that it retains its snap. Good stuff. Lots of shinies and i consider it funny enough to be added to my comedy shelf for the elite. Or I will do when I get onto a real computer...

Kate Poels wrote 666 days ago

Brilliant! Is it okay to hate Pinkie so much already? This really is comedy at it's best and I would love to read more from you.

Katie Ridley wrote 666 days ago

This is a very believable depiction of what probably goes through most people's minds! It takes you into the atmosphere you've created and makes the reader really feel as if they're there. Well written and I like the title.
Katie Ridley, 'The Last Message'. x

SnugglePuggle wrote 666 days ago

Wow! This is awesome! I will back your book so you can keep it on the ED! And thanks for watchlisting ANYTHING BUT SERENITY. I hope you will enjoy it!

HesterB wrote 666 days ago

Quirky and fun. Well worth the Number 1 spot! Looking forward to reading an excellent HC review,
Hester

lucidreamer wrote 666 days ago

I enjoyed this very much. You have a likable way of telling this story. Good luck and best wishes

lucidreamer wrote 666 days ago

Thank you for such a wonderful read. I enjoy your style and wish more peaple on here shared that. Good luck and have a great day

lucidreamer wrote 666 days ago

Thank you for such a wonderful read. I enjoy your style and wish more peaple on here shared that. Good luck and have a great day

upforgrabs wrote 667 days ago

I'm having to split this comment into two pieces because that's the only way I can post it. Otherwise I get an error message. The first half is below.

"Why don’t you go and suck on a lemon, sour face? I thought to myself. But, instead, actually ended up saying…” – I think you could lose “I thought to myself”. Have the thought bubble flow directly into the dialogue. –> “Why don’t you go and suck on a lemon, sour face? What I actually said was: ‘Sorry, Bill.’”

“It seemed she had little or no time to herself, whose life revolved around…” – for this sentence to make grammatical sense, you should have either: –> “It seemed she had little or no time to herself, and her life revolved around…” or –> “It seemed she had little or no time to herself, a woman whose life revolved around…”

"l’eau mineral” – the first word is French, the second is the English spelling. Should be “minerale”. –> “L’eau minerale.”

“Once Joy had handed the mineral water over to Pinkie” – one too many mentions of mineral water. We know what the drink is. Just “the bottle”. –> “Once Joy had handed the bottle over to Pinkie.”

“as if he’d just been turned to stone by Medusa.” – I think “he had” would flow better than “he’d”. –> “as if he had just been turned to stone by Medusa.”

What’s a “kidult” ?

Like my book, your speech marks are single, not double. So the quotations around “talent” (inside dialogue) should be double ones.

“Unfortunately, no sooner had I… I was spotted.” – need a “than” before “I was spotted”, for this sentence to flow. –> “Unfortunately, no sooner had I begun to feel elated at the prospect of having been forgotten and not having to be a mascot for the Devilish Diva, than I was spotted.”

“her already tiny eyes” – need a hyphen here. –> “already-tiny”

“It was lying luringly’ – I like the alliteration, but unfortunately “luringly” isn’t an actual word. Think you want ‘alluringly”. But since the emphasis is on the “l”, you get more or less the same effect.

upforgrabs wrote 667 days ago

I promised I’d read and comment on your next chapter, and here it is! Your writing feels a lot smoother than I remember it being on my previous reading – obviously you’ve done a lot of editing. Only minor nitpicks here, and there’s a lot of things I like! I’m really hoping you’ll find these suggestions useful.

I’ve just done a radical overhaul to the first three chapters, and I’m hoping you’ll take another look at them. I’m thinking of sending off to agents soon so any suggestions you might offer would be very much appreciated! Thanks for the things you pointed out last time.

James
“Tamria”

http://www.authonomy.com/books/42617/tamria-book-one/

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CHAPTER 2

Lol, the chapter title made me laugh.

“I ran up four flights of stairs as fast as I could” – hmm, this is telling rather than showing. Maybe –> “I dashed up four flights of stairs to Toy Kingdom” – that’s a few words shorter, at least.

“But before I had the chance to step through the door” – maybe a simpler: –> “But before I could step through the door, Bill came running over to me…” Fewer words, tighter.

“Firstly, who was Pinkie Mortimer?” – “First” instead of “Firstly” ? And “second” instead of “secondly” ? I just wonder if there’s a need for these to be adverbs.

“Saturday 9 April to Monday 18 April.” –> “Saturday 9 to Monday 18 April.” I don’t know if you need the two “April”s.

Is the department store “Harrolds” (as you spell it) or “Harrold’s” ? Might want to check…

“organic chocolate eggs (where chocolate hens have been given the freedom to roam)” – free range and organic don’t have the same meaning. “freedom to roam” = free range. Organic means they were grown in a protected environment without the use of any chemicals. But I think the reader will get your meaning.

“twenty-four carat Gold Bunny” – since “twenty-four carat” is a continuous adjective, the hyphen should extent to the “carat”. –> “twenty-four-carat Gold Bunny.”

I like the irony of the narrator’s voice.

patricia mc a wrote 669 days ago

You have the chick-lit genre down to a 'T.' Your 'voice' is definitely yours alone and makes a reader feel like they could join you for coffee and start chatting right away. I can't wait to read more.

Pat, San Diego

CoffMama wrote 670 days ago

An excellent start! I like your turn of phrase and your "colorful" characters. I'll be looking for it at bookstores....

Emma B wrote 670 days ago

Hey Iman, i've read the first three chapters and found them really easy to read.
The tempo is great, and the way you build up to a particularly funny line, you have down to a T.
All three girls get on so well and you can see why as they have a lot of similarity's, but each one has her own part to play and i don't have to imagine that this book is going to be incredibly funny, and a roaring hoot, because i can read it.
Very entertaining, quick witted and fiery.
All the best Emma

Jericho43 wrote 670 days ago

The first book I've looked at here. Superb - and well deserving of its Number 1 position. Well done!

PaulBradley wrote 670 days ago

I love the pace, pitch and prose. Don't change a thing. But you will.
Good Luck new friend.
Paul Bradley - Stolen Minds

sayla wrote 671 days ago

Excellent - funny, well-written and entertaining. Rated it and backing it!

If you could take a look at my book and comment/rank/back I would be grateful.

My book http://www.authonomy.com/books/44865/said-the-spider/

writingbear wrote 671 days ago

Mademoiselle Nobel,

Catchy name! I backed your book today. Excellent job! Could you please take a look at my novel, DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS for your possible backing. Your help will be appreciated. Good luck and happy writing.

Dwain

JamesRevoir wrote 671 days ago

Hello Iman:

I started reading Miss Manners because I saw so many people backing your book and wanted to see what the craze was all about. Wow! Little wonder you have won over so many supporters. You have a delightful, heartwarming sense of humor, creating a charming character whose life resonates with many people on a deep, albeit often hidden, level.

Blessings to you and congratulations in advance for reaching the ED.

James

PTingen wrote 672 days ago

Iman,

I just finished reading your marvelous book. It has an underlying sadness, yet is hilarious at the same time. The obituary was absolutely perfect - both tragic and witty. Brilliantly written!! Your descriptions are very creative and so funny! (like a football with legs, if you unfold her brain it would be the size of a rabbit dropping, etc., etc.) I greatly enjoyed the read and am more than happy to give you 6 stars and a place on my shelf for the rest of the month. All the best to you!!

Patti
A God for All Seasons

Charlie James wrote 672 days ago

This is a lighthearted and a little flighty tale, very much in the same vein as bridget jones. I'm not sure that I Alan add much at this point given the numerous reviews below. From my personal point of view, however, and with the caveat that I am not the target audience for this type of book, I found that I was looking for more jokes in the fist chunk to nail the comedy moniker, perhaps an edit and tightening up might have helped here. I also suspect that there is much more humour to be found on the tube or with the rac call.

Other than that, shinies awarded, good luck.

Charlie James wrote 672 days ago

This is a lighthearted and a little flighty tale, very much in the same vein as bridget jones. I'm not sure that I Alan add much at this point given the numerous reviews below. From my personal point of view, however, and with the caveat that I am not the target audience for this type of book, I found that I was looking for more jokes in the fist chunk to nail the comedy moniker, perhaps an edit and tightening up might have helped here. I also suspect that there is much more humour to be found on the tube or with the rac call.

Other than that, shinies awarded, good luck.

kata wrote 672 days ago

Witty and easy to read I read all of it in one sitting! Actually laughed aloud at the description of Pinkie. Very well edited to my eyes and enjoyable smooth easy prose. Annas sassy humor is hilarious! Looking forward to reading more of Anna's adventure!

Kate Malone-Twell

StaKC wrote 672 days ago

Miss Manners is clever with a likeable main character than many women will identify with in one way or another. Her relationship with Pinkie is enjoyable and satisfying. The humore is sublte, creeping up on you instead of punching you in the face, which fits the story. Nice job and good luck.

Tarzan For Real wrote 673 days ago

Well madam I came back to read further and look deeper into "Miss Manners". I stand by what I said of your Oscar Wilde wit in this great read. The tube scene with Anna going through her claustrophobia was a classic example. While my experience is limited on congested subways, Louisiana's watery soil doesn't support systems well, I know of the confined environment of a model runway shoot backstage. The race scene with the old woman for the seat still brings shame when I think of my own misadventures. Where a lot of novels and movies go to far trying to be funny this quirky story delivers.

Iman keep producing novels like this. You have a gift for it.--JL "The Devil Of Black Bayou"

GILLIAN.M.H wrote 673 days ago

see page 57 comlit review for my comment on this book. 6 stars

Christopher D. Abbott wrote 674 days ago

It's certainly one for the girls, but I loved your sense of humour!
Chris