Meet Samantha Joyce. Bright, articulate and hard-working, Sammy is a political aide to die for. Seventy-hour working weeks? No problem. Conniving hacks? Handled. The very model of efficiency, Sammy takes the cut-throat world of Washington in her stride.
But lurking beneath this highly-professional veneer is another Sammy. A caffeine and cosmopolitan fuelled Sammy who's prone to flights of highly-imaginative fancy. A Sammy who's not above begging her Japanese Fighting Fish not to commit hara kiri. A Sammy who's just met Aaron Driver, a speechwriter who has one significant flaw: he works for her boss's biggest rival.
None of this is anything to worry about. Ordinarily. But when you're trying to run a national political campaign whilst being beleaguered by scheming journos and treacherous colleagues, and starting what seems to be a very exciting relationship, surely something's got to give?
'Al and Tipper's daughter is a well-established comedy writer and this, her debut novel is as sparky and well-paced as it is undeniably informed... an unexpectedly individual and authentic comic voice. '"
"'Sammy's Washington [is] an electric town full of Machiavellian schemers, principled idealists, backstabbing diplomats, determined romantics, and one intuitive telemarketer. Gore is a child of the Hill, and she knows her town; the result of her light and juicy tale is, for better or worse, an absurd and convincing rendering of everyday life in the political jungle.'"
'Sammy's Hill is a laugh-out-loud literary debut, certain to draw comparisons to Bridget Jones's Diary.'"
"'It shouldn't come as a great surprise that the first novel by Kristin Gore, daughter of Al Gore, is laugh-out-loud funny.'"