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Manby, Chris

Overview
Works: 63 works in 326 publications in 9 languages and 8,388 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Chick lit  Short stories, American  Short stories, English  Christmas stories  Humor  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6063.A3695, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Chris Manby
Publications by Chris Manby
Most widely held works by Chris Manby
Girls night in by Lauren Henderson( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty-one short stories by American and British women writers, including Jessica Adams, Lisa Jewll, Marian Keyes, Anna Maxted, and Carole Matthews
Getting over Mr. Right : a novel by Chris Manby( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it? Did a tub of ice-cream cheer you up? Did you delete his number and start again? Are you now friends with your ex? Perhaps you're godmother to his children? In which case, you're a weirdo and this book is not for you. But if you reacted with denial, begging or a spot of casual witchcraft, then you've come to the right place. This is one woman's journey from love to lunacy and back again
Seven sunny days : a novel by Chris Manby( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Bride-to-be Rachel Buckley wanted one last adventure before tying the knot, a week with two best friends. But when a week at the beach sharing a room with her friends exposes more than dirty underwear, Rachel starts to wonder if by gaining a husband she'll be losing two friends
Crazy in love by Chris Manby( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Crazy in Love takes readers on an intensely moving journey through the intimate terrain of a rapturous marriage in sudden jeopardy--and follows one woman's courageous search to find her way when everything, even her heart, seems lost
Girls' night out ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty-one short stories by American and British women writers, including Jessica Adams, Emily Giffin, Marian Keyes, Anna Maxted, and Lauren Henderson
Ready or not by Chris Manby( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Serbian and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Every bride is entitled to some pre-wedding jitters. And what girl wouldn't think twice about marriage when her fiance gets his eyebrows shaved off just in time to look horrendous for the photographs. But what if it's not the ceremony that freaks you out but the happy ever after? Heidi Savage is wondering whether she can really forsake all others for macho, beer-swilling Ed. And how can a couple who've never even been baby-sitters be ready to start a family of their own? Will the answer come in the form of her ex-boyfriend Steven? Grown-up, gorgeous, and good-with-children. Is Heidi's dilemma simply a case of right shoes, right dress, wrong husband?
The matchbreaker by Chris Manby( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
When Lindsey Parker's father announces that he plans to remarry, she does what any good daughter would do: wishes him well and then sets about trying to kill his fiancee. Lindsey's botched attempts to bump Karen off do succeed in driving her away, but jubilation turns to guilt when Lindsey see that her father is truly heart-broken. In order to get Karen back, Lindsey must seduce Karen's new man--the only problem is, she starts to fall in love with him
Spa wars by Chris Manby( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 401 libraries worldwide
When Emily Browns life and business is turned around by a surprise visit from Carina Lees, immaculately-groomed reality TV star and Z-list celebrity, she cant believe her luck. With just one other member of staff to help her out at her Essex salon The Beauty Spot, Emily is pushed for time as well as money, and so Carinas patronage and the subsequent financial success of the salon is more welcome than a sunbed session in December. But even with the assistance of skilled-yet-shabby new girl Natalie, things start to go mysteriously wrong, and it soon becomes clear that someones got it in for the salon. And with tactics dirtier than a gardeners fingernails, the battle of the beauticians commences. For under all the makeup and manicures, Carina is not who she seems, and although confronting the past can be more painful than a bikini wax, Emily eventually has to stare the truth in the face and realise its whats inside that really "counts
Marrying for money by Chris Manby( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
When the glamorous Grosvenor sisters arrive in the exclusive Hamptons beach town of Little Elbow, they can't help but cause a stir. Gorgeous Grace and Charming Charity are soon hot favourites on everybody's guest list. Except that of their neighbour, Marcella Hunter. Heiress Marcella doesn't want the competition and when Grace starts dating Marcella's "Plan B" man, the gloves are off. Marcella determines to find out where the sisters really came from, and exactly how they can afford to live in this millionaires' playground. In the process, however, it's discovered that quite a few people in Little Elbow are not exactly what they seem
Getting personal by Chris Manby( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Facing another summer without love, Ruby, Martin and Lou decide to approach the dating dilemma in the way they approached finding flatmates. They're going to place personal ads. For one another. Manby is also the author of Running Away from Richard
Lizzie Jordan's secret life by Chris Manby( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Lizzie Jordan considers herself to be one of life's failures. Unlike her high-flying friends, Lizzie works as a typist, shares a grubby flat and "makes do" with her accountant boyfriend. But she has a secret love - Brian, a handsome American that she dated at university, five years ago. In her emails to him she pretends her life is a whirl of extravagent parties and million-pound business deals. Then Brian announces he's coming to stay!
Running away from Richard by Chris Manby( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Lizzie Jordan has her life all mapped out: a glittering acting career at the RSC, followed by Hollywood, Oscars, babies, and hapiness--including her marriage to Richard. But instead, Lizzie is sharing a cockroach-infested house in Venice Beach, California, working as a waitress in a transvestite bar and pretending to be the fiancée of a gay Hollywood director. Maybe running away wasn't such a good idea, after all
Girl meets ape by Chris Manby( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 326 libraries worldwide
This is a light-hearted story of the perils of relationships between the sexes. An uptight young zoologist works at an animal sanctuary where the chimps are uncontrollable but the keepers are even wilder
What I did on my holidays by Chris Manby( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Sophie Sturgeon can't wait for her annual summer holiday. Not only will it be a week away from work, it will be a chance to reconnect with her boyfriend Callum. So this upcoming trip to Majorca is a big deal. Sophie's spent a lot of time getting ready. She's bought a new wardrobe. She's been waxed to within an inch of her life. She's determined she and Callum will have the best time ever. Then Callum dumps her, the night before they're due to leave. In a show of bravery and independence, Sophie says she'll go to Majorca alone - but in fact, she hides in her London flat. But when her friends, family, and even Callum seem so surprised and delighted at her single girl courage, Sophie decides to go all out and recreate the ultimate 'fake break' ...with hilarious results
Flatmates by Chris Manby( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Have you ever shared a flat with your so-called friends? Do you remember squabbling over phone bills, ignoring cleaning rotas and poisoning the pesto? Welcome to 67 Artesia Road - the place where Kerry fantasises about her handsome, but homosexual, boss. Where Fiona can't bear to leave her wayward fiance'. And Linzi juggles men and work like they were disposable contact lenses
Kate's wedding by Chris Manby( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Thirty-nine-year-old lawyer Kate Williamson had almost given up on love when she met her fiance. Now she's planning for the wedding she never dreamed she'd have. Diana Ashcroft, born on the day of the 1981 Royal Wedding, never doubted that she would find her prince. Newly engaged, and with daddy's credit card in her grasp, she's in full Bridezilla mode. Against the backdrop of the other couple getting married in April 2011, both women prepare for the most important day of their lives
Deep heat by Chris Manby( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Ali is delighted to hear she has won first prize in Complete Woman Magazine's Most Romantic Couple of the Year Competition. There is just one problem: Ali has been dumped by her fiance and there is no way she can claim her prize--a romantic holiday for two in Antigua--on her own
Second prize by Chris Manby( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Lara Fenton is resigned to life on the shelf, especially now her best friend Julie's got engaged. But then Lara is swept off her feet by the divine Hugh Armstrong-Hamilton - and suddenly nothing can spoil her happiness. Hugh has his faults - Lara can't deny that - but who cares if he cancels dates at the last minute? What does it matter if he never picks up the bill? Lara can even put up with the insults from his snooty friends. Just to be seen on the arm of someone like Hugh is consolation enough. After Hugh, any man would seem like second prize. And Lara would never be able to settle for that. Or would she?
A proper family holiday by Chris Manby( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Could you survive a week-long holiday with your entire family? Newly single magazine journalist Chelsea Benson can't think of anything worse. Your grubby small nephew torpedoing any chance of romance with the dishy guy you met on the plane ... Your eighty-five-year-old granddad chatting up ladies at the hotel bar ... Getting nothing but sarcastic comments from your older sister, who's always been the family favourite ... And all this is before your parents drop their bombshell. Is a week enough time for the Bensons to put their differences aside and have some fun? Or is this their last ever proper family holiday?
A proper family Christmas by Chris Manby( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Christmas comes but once a year ... thank goodness! So keep calm this festive season and treat yourself to the warm, wonderful new novel from Chrissie Manby. Take one Queen Bee: Annabel Buchanan, with a perfect house in the country, a rich husband and a beautiful daughter, Izzy ... and one large, loud family: the Bensons. What happens when their worlds collide? When Izzy suddenly falls dangerously ill, adoptee Annabel has to track down her biological family to see if they can help her daughter. But can she see past the Bensons' brash exteriors to the warm, loving people they are at heart? With December just around the corner, is it too much to hope that the Bensons and the Buchanans can have a proper family Christmas?
 
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controlled identity Ash, Stephanie

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Manbi, Kris
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Manby, Christine
Манби, Крис
マンビー, クリス
Languages
English (201)
Polish (13)
Russian (5)
Italian (2)
German (1)
Hungarian (1)
Japanese (1)
Serbian (1)
Dutch (1)
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