Three Weddings & A Scandal By Wendy Holden @Wendy_Holden @HoZ_Books #AuthorFeature

Book Synopsis 

A laugh-out-loud new novel that fans of The Devil Wears PradaBridget Jones and Sophie Kinsella will love!

Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Instead, she’s an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine – sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. But she’s just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé.

Security will be tighter than a bodycon dress, but how hard can it be? Cue disappearing brides, demanding socialites – and a jealous office enemy who will do anything to bring her down…

Wendy Holden Interview

  • What book first ignited your love of reading?

A: My favourite story as a child was The Ugly Duckling. I made my mother read it to me every night and if she missed any of the bits out I made her go back! I loved it so much; I think the theme of transformation from something humble to something glamorous has been the defining one of my life and work. I love writing about glamour, especially combined with comedy. Three Weddings and a Scandal is my funniest and most glamorous book yet

  • If your current book had a theme song, what would it be and why?

A: Well there are three weddings in it, so three wedding discos. I love disco! How about ‘Staying’ Alive?’

  • Which book have you read more than once?

A: The Great Gatsby, which is my all-time favourite. It’s so beautiful, romantic and sad.

  • Do you plan your writing or go with the flow?

A: I plan to sit down and do it, but apart from that I go with the flow. I try and do it every day.

  • Do you enjoy the editing process?

A: Yes, I have a great editor whose jokes and suggestions are often better than mine are!

  • If you could what advice would you give your sixteen year old self?

A: It will all be alright

  • Do you read your book reviews?

A: Yes!

  • What is your opinion on social media and its unique gift of connecting writer and reader instantly?

A: It’s brilliant to have such a close and instant connection with readers.

  • If you could give one literary villain a happier ending, who would you pick and why?

A: I always think Shylock got a rough deal in the Merchant of Venice. He had a rough time at the hands of the Venetian posh boys. I think I’d have been a bit kinder than Portia was, especially after all that talk about the quality of mercy.

  • If your book could come with a preemptive message for the reader, what would yours say?

A: Prepare to laugh!

  • What are you currently reading? 

A: Cold Comfort Farm, the original rural comedy! The next Laura Lake adventure, Last Of The Summer Moet, is set in the countryside. Laura infiltrates the secrets of Britain’s poshest village!

  • Where did you get the inspiration for your current novel?

A: The many increasingly elaborate ways in which people get married these days! Being original is a very competitive and complicated business. In Three Weddings and a Scandal, my heroine Laura goes undercover to infiltrate a hipster wedding in a former Victorian loo in Shoreditch, a Celtic handfasting in a mystic forest and a posh aristo castle wedding with ancestral carriages and tiaras. I had huge fun researching it.

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