Shillington's Department Store has been in the family for generations but sales are dwindling ... son and heir, Lando must find a solution by Christmas Eve or three generations of history will go under the hammer...the Personal Shopper turns into a matchmaker and the beauty department is a sanctuary for dating advice.
‘What a lovely novel. It really lifts the spirits in a hard cold winter and whizzes along at a splendid pace,’ JILLY COOPER, 2023 (paperback available from November 2023)
Best of fun discussing writing and happy days with the joyful and charming Marty Whelan. If you'd like to listen, please tune in here.
Ally reads for the Centennial Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses, alongside the magnifico EDOARDO BALLERINI, DAVID MAMET, TAMARA GLENNY, RICHARD NASH, and CHARL BROWN. Here is episode 3: Proteus.
Ally writes about the huge map of the world in her kitchen and "when a country or city catches my eye, the memories rush in. I see New York and think of my first job as a summer intern. Or Santiago, where I narrowly avoided being kidnapped. I see Co Mayo, and I think of majestic Clew Bay ...
Ally discusses Infidelity with Dave Fanning on the Tubridy Show.
"Jane Austen spiked with a dash of Made in Chelsea." The Irish Independent
"With its epic cast and delightfully silly japes, this novel is pure Jilly Cooper. I can't say better than that." The Sunday Independent
"The elite are up to their usual tricks, with sex, booze and back-stabbing aplenty." The Irish Times
"Pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets Bridget Jones this sparkling debut novel embodies both." The Irish Independent
"This is a perfect indulgence read and is sure to win Ally many fans." Books Ireland
"Delicious escapism." The Irish Examiner
"A sweet romance amidst the fun and often mad media world." Irish Country Magazine
Inside Books is a fortnightly programme presented by Breda Brown. This episode first features Shane Hegarty, followed by Ally and Turtle Bunbury as they discuss relationships and writing.