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Book Review: The Wrong Knickers by Bryony Gordon

The story follows Bryony as she reveals that the life she imagined herself living in her teens: the perfect job, lovely flat and amazing boyfriend, hasn’t quite gone to plan…

Very much in the style of Bridget Jones, you will laugh out loud (then get strange looks on the train if you’re like me – oops), cry (again, oops if you’re on the train!) and maybe even empathise with some of her experiences if you’re life hasn’t quite turned out as you imagined in your teens. 
The book starts with an unfortunate incident and she’s handed the wrong knickers. I think that very much sets the scene for the rest of the book. 
Bryony quits University and in an attempt not to be seen as a drop out, works really hard to get herself a job in journalism. This of course should then lead to the lovely flat, gorgeous boyfriend, etc. 
This book for me filled the gap which Bridget Jones left. However, the big difference and which makes this book so special is that Bryony is the actual author of the book, which is based on her own life. I think once I realised it was Bryony Gordon, who writes ‘How the Other Half Live’ in the Sunday Telegraph magazine, made the book that bit more personal and I was some how sharing a friend’s story. 
My only piece of advice is the book it is very noticeable when you are on the train, so expect some quizzical looks! 
Have you read any good books recently? 
Thanks for reading! 
Lots of love, Helen xoxo

Hi, I’m Helen! I’m a wellbeing and lifestyle blogger. After years of letting anxiety and a lack of self-confidence get in the way of achieving my goals. I’m now all about finding tips and tricks to boost confidence, personal growth, self-care and productivity. I’m on quest to live my best life and hopefully help you live the life you love.

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    23rd April 2015 / 9:02 pm

    You'll love this one! Have a lovely time. Where are you off to Lauren? H xx

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    Amy Amynmore
    5th May 2015 / 4:09 pm

    It sound a really funny book, I would be one of those laughing on public transport. Looks like she has the wrong shoes on never mind wrong knickers!! xx

    Amy at Amy & More

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      23rd May 2015 / 5:27 pm

      Haha so true Amy!!! H 🙂 xx

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