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  • Published: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781783443031
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99


My Life as a Bitch

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Honest, original and utterly filthy, Lady: My Life as a Bitch follows Sandra - a seventeen-year-old girl who doesn't run with the pack.

If you gotta be a dog, be a bitch.

Sandra Francy is seventeen and under pressure – pressure to be good and work hard at school. But she’s fed up with all that. She’s been having fun, running wild – some say too wild. Then she gets turned into a dog. She’s frightened at first, but she quickly realises there are pleasures she hardly knew existed. Is being human worth all the effort?

  • Pub date: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781783443031
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature, having won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for his acclaimed novel Junk.

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Praise for Lady

“Lady succeeds on several levels: it’s both a teenage rite of passage and a satire on the emptiness of modern life”

Big Issue

“This funny, punchy, well-written, original book asks real questions”

Daily Telegraph

“[Lady] has confirmed Burgess’ position as the most exciting contemporary UK writer of teenage fiction”


“Burgess keeps the suspense high to the very last. This seductive volume is as raw and ravenous as its subject”

Publishers Weekly

“Melvin Burgess is about to trigger an earthquake in the publishing world with his new book Lady”


“Uproariously funny and nutty. Burgess capture[s] the experience of adolescence with absolute and unflinching honesty.”

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