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Grass Stains

Kirsty Robinson

Louisa is at a music festival and the sun is blazing down. She is there with her best friends, her charismatic bad-boy boyfriend Dan, and her backstage pass - for a long-weekend of carefree hedonism.

Aged 30 and editor on a style magazine, her life is a parade of free tickets and gigs, openings and all-nighters, drug and alcohol-induced happiness. But cracks have begun to appear beneath the surface. Dan is acting erratically, her family is in the midst of a crisis, and she's missing deadlines at work.

In the surreal micro-climate of fancy dress, pear cider and 48-hour friendships, Louisa has a meltdown. But with a little help from Matt - one of life's good guys - she has one last chance to get her life back on track.

Biography

Kirsty Robinson is the former editor and co-founder of the award-winning style magazine Marmalade and style bible PiL. She has written for various newspapers including the Sunday Times, the Independent on Sunday, the Mail on Sunday and the Guardian. Born in Kent in 1972, she now lives in London with her husband and two young children.