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  • Published: 31 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780857501769
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

Striking Poses



A sexy, sparky novel set in the fashion world from the number one bestselling author of THE BLUE HOUR.

When you're burdened with the name of a goddess and your mother's a flamboyant actress, the last thing you want from a theatrical career is to be under the spotlight. That's why Aphrodite Delaney opts for a job backstage as a designer.

But the bitchcraft rampant in the theatre world means that Aphrodite's obliged to seek employment elsewhere, and she finds herself grafting as a stylist on television commercials, a forlorn Cinderella with no invite to the ball. Until - ping! - the handsome prince of Irish fashion, Troy MacNally, arrives on the scene. Suddenly this Cinderella is snowed under with fairy-tale threads and invites to the hottest events in town. Up against the most fiendish of divas, Aphrodite discovers a talent for wickedness herself...

  • Published: 31 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780857501769
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today. A born storyteller, her work is highly original and she is thought provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and there, she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments.

Kate is the only author to win the Children's Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award four times - in 2002 for The Beguilers, in 2003 for The Alchemist's Apprentice, in 2004 for Annan Water and in 2006 for The New Policeman.

The New Policeman also won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2005, the Whitbread Book Award Children's category 2005, the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards in March 2006 and has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

In 2008 Kate was again shortlisted for the Children's Books Ireland Bisto Award for her book, The Last of the High Kings, a beautiful and haunting story that delves deep into the magic of Irish myth and folklore.

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