Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista
and All I Want For Christmas did not set the publishing world alight and Hawkins was on the verge of giving up on novels when she decided to turn to the altogether darker subject of alcoholism and domestic violence and, buoyed by a loan from her father, an academic and journalist, gave it one last shot.
Works discussed include A Week in December, Union Atlantic, Capital, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Cityboy, Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista
, Credit Crunch Cabaret, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
alert Savvy shopper KHAKI dresses take one of two routes this season.
"I'll give the place a mention in my column if you make me look like a ride!" I bumped into a vivacious Sinead Desmond (she's always a ray of sunshine and highly energetic despite her ungodly starts of 4.30am on Ireland AM), a cool-as-a-cucumber Lucy Kennedy who told me she was opting for a Littlewoods dress (how recessionista
chic) and a stylish Lisa Fitzpatrick who, despite winning on the night, told me she was planning on getting "balubas drunk".
A new breed of cost-conscious, recessionista
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Sharon Webb continued: "It's down to clever recessionista
shoppers - customers want lingerie they can wear under anything, rather than having to match the colour of your bra to your top.
Donna Redfearn of North East Wedding Planners launched her Recessionista
Wedding service last year to help couples save money on their wedding budget in the challenging financial climate.
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