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Welcome to the Chris Manby website! Or Chrissie Manby website if you've come across my books since my name change (not a sex change, I promise). Here you'll find everything you need to know about me, my novels and how I became a writer. I hope you'll find the information on this site interesting and perhaps even useful. Thank you for visiting.

Best wishes, Chris.

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Kate's Wedding

Thirty-nine-year-old Kate had almost given up on love when she met her fiancé. Now she's planning for the wedding she never dreamed she'd have. But things seem to be slipping out of her control. 

 

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Books
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding book cover

'Hilarious city-girl comedy with a message about facing up to who you are'

Cosmopolitan

Someone at a Distance book cover

'Smartly written, extremely readable, and gives us a fascinating and funny glimpse into the dark side of love'

Heat magazine

Good Evening Mrs.Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes book cover

'Be prepared to get completely lost in this deliciously funny read'

Heat magazine

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day book cover

'A warm and fuzzy way to spend a few January hours. Chris Manby fans are sure to love it'

Heat magazine

Mariana book cover

'Nothing short of brilliant'

Marie Claire

Little Boy Lost book cover

'Devour it in one go'

Company magazine

Kitchen Essays book cover

'Girl Meets Ape is charming, funny and compelling as your favourite soap'

Heat magazine

The World that was Ours book cover

'Light-hearted romp of sun, sea, sand and sex'

Hello magazine

Saplings book cover

'It's a great idea . . .and Manby's writing more than does it justice'

Marie Claire

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding book cover

'A great novel for anyone who's ever been dumped'

Company Magazine

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding book cover

'A tremendous, high-spirited farce'

Fiona Walker

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding book cover

'Cross your legs, boys: in the best tradition of Kathy Lette, this is girl power at its most painfully funny'

Helen Lederer

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding book cover

'More realistic than Friends, cleaner than The Young Ones and not as frightening as Shallow Grave'

Daily Mail

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding book cover

'Hilarious city-girl comedy with a message about facing up to who you are'

Cosmopolitan

Someone at a Distance book cover

'Smartly written, extremely readable, and gives us a fascinating and funny glimpse into the dark side of love'

Heat magazine