Learning Curves by Gemma Townley

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Gemma Townley

An Ideal Wife: A Novel

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  • "Gemma Townley writes with such charm and humor that it's impossible not to get swept up in The Importance of Being Married. This sweet, funny novel takes on love and marriage from a whole new angle."

    The first novel in Gemma Townley's exciting new Wild trilogy, The Importance of Being Married introduces an irresistible heroine caught up in a scheme that could change her life forever.

  • Gemma Townley launched her writing career at the age of sixteen with a book review in . At Reading University, unimpressed with the official university paper, , she launched a satirical rival, , which she edited for a year before taking over as deputy editor on and features editor on .

    I just like how Gemma Townley can relate to single ladies out there and make you hope for the future or at least while reading her books until you go on another pointless date with a wanker and then you are back to planning a lonely future of a bottle of wine a night and take-out.

    harstan More than 1 year ago
    Jessica Wild and Max Wainwright are engaged. Currently the Milton Advertising pair is working together on a top secret bank merger as well as their personal merger as both look forward to exchanging their vows. However, Jessica notices that Max seems distant lately, but assumes he is a bit nervous about the marriage and somewhat distracted about the bank job. Jessica picks up Max's phone only to hear a sexy voice on the end. Frightened he may be stepping out on her, she tracks the voice only to find Max hugging a sexy woman. She leaves hysterical and getting drunk. The next morning she awakens in the bed of Max's rival Hugh Barter. Vino veritas costs Max his lucrative deal and Jessica her Max; she and her BFFs try to learn just who the woman is. The sequel to THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING MARRIED is an engaging contemporary tale starring an insecure protagonist who never gives Max a chance to explain until she nukes their relationship. The support cast enhances the somewhat thin plot by either adding humor, trouble, or both. Although the ending seems too simple, Gemma Townley provides a fun tale of a major detour on the way to the aisle. Harriet Klausner

  • Blueboy
    Origin Reading, Berkshire, England
    Genres Indie pop
    Years active 1989–1999
    Labels Sarah Records
    Shinkansen Recordings
    Associated acts Another Sunny Day, Arabesque, Lovejoy, Beaumont
    Past members Keith Girdler (deceased)
    Paul Stewart
    Gemma Townley
    Harvey Williams
    Lloyd Haggar
    Martin Rose
    Cath Close
    James Neville
    Ian Gardner

    Blueboy formed around 1989 and initially consisted of Keith Girdler (on vocals) and Paul Stewart (on guitars), formerly of little-known band Feverfew. They soon signed to , releasing the home-recorded "Clearer" in 1991, and took on more members, including singer/ Gemma Townley and second guitarist (of /). "Clearer" was followed by several singles and two on Sarah, and . In October 1994, Blueboy recorded a session for 's show. Their final release, , was released in 1998 on Sarah head Matt Haynes' new label, . By then, Girdler and Stewart were the only original members of the band. Girdler and Stewart were also involved in two other bands, Arabesque and Beaumont, and Girdler also recorded with Lovejoy. Townley later joined , as did Williams.

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The first novel in Gemma Townley’s exciting new Wild trilogy, The Importance of Being Married introduces an irresistible heroine caught up in a scheme that could change her life forever.