Tales from the happily never after
At a wedding, one woman’s revenge comes in the shape of her heavily pregnant belly. As a career girl attempts to climb the ladder she slides down into ever more grotesque flatshares. A single woman who always attends parties alone realises that the truth might not always be the best answer. And one Londoner learns her most important lesson since moving to the city – never act friendly towards a stranger.
Bad Romance is dark, hilarious and moving by turn as Emily Hill’s acid wit gives life to the women whose tales never normally make it into the storybooks.
"This collection of 20 tart tales tracks its heroines as they pick their way across urban backdrops of tarnished dreams . . . Sure to seduce readers allergic to the frothy ick-fest of Valentine's Day."
"Bad Romance is a collection of beautifully crafted short stories, a kind of Tales of the Unexpected for the modern single woman. Dark, hilarious and moving by turns, with wonderful twists, its vignettes will appeal to any woman who has ever had her heart broken. Emily is very funny but there is also an elegance and poignancy to her writing that renders this book both unforgettable and unputdownable"
"I plan to buy it for everyone I know who has ever been single and lived to tell the tale."
"Dark and hilarious . . . these stories are as full of wit as they are of warnings"
"Emily Hill’s short stories are deliciously dark and decadent – and twisted in every sense of the word. Love, revenge and obsession . . . it’s all there and as sharp as cat-flick eyeliner. I can’t wait to read more of her work!"