South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016 & 2017

Search for your favourite author or book

This Way Up

ISBN 
9780143528616
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R130.00
Published 
September 2012
About the book: 

'Stella felt sick to her stomach. How could her marriage be over? She did the maths, counting it out on her fingertips - it was only eight hundred and sixty-four hours old. She hadn't even finished writing the thank-you cards yet...' Stella de Villiers doesn't know which way is up. Rewind forty-eight hours and she has the perfect life. Married to a great guy. A super-supportive family around her. Awesome friends. In fact, the only fly in her ointment is that her job is, well, just a bit crap. As sex column agony aunt Dr Dee she has to deal with a slew of correspondence about the ickiest of things when all she really wants is to be taken seriously as a journalist. And then, just when it seems like things can't get any worse on the work front, Stella's dream job - features writer - is given to the uber-cool Yolanda. Upset and disappointed, Stella calls her husband Max to tell him what's happened, but instead she tells a small untruth - just a little white lie - that slowly but surely unravels her whole perfect universe. Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, Poppy is on the trip of a lifetime with her best friend Buck.
America, India, Holland, Germany, France - for a twenty-one-year-old Capetonian who's never been further than Hermanus it's a whole new world. But will Poppy find more than she bargains for on her travels? Is she falling in love with travelling or falling in love while travelling? How do you tell which way is up when you don't even really know where you are?

Other titles by this author 
About the Author

Paige Nick has been a copywriter in advertising for the last 16 years, on brands like Allan Gray, Kulula.com, BMW, Nashua, Cosmopolitan, Windhoek Lager and Levi's. A Million Miles From Normal is 99% fictional, although many of the characters are an amalgamation of the people Paige has worked with and clients she has met over the years. 

A Million Miles from Normal was released by Penguin in April 2010 and in May 2011 Penguin released Paige's second book This Way Up.
 
Follow Paige on Twitter.

 

Others also viewed

In the seventies, eighties and nineties, conscription had a profound effect on hundreds of...
Butterflies are among the most familiar and popular of all the insects, and butterfly watching...
It’s Earth Hour. People worldwide are switching off their lights to mark the global energy...