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Penelope

(2012)
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When Penelope O'Shaunessy, "an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair" steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother: "Don't be too enthusiastic, don't talk to people who seem to be getting annoyed, and for heaven's sake, stop playing Tetris on your phone at parties." Penelope needs this advice. She is the kind of girl who passes through much of her life with coffee spilled on her white shirt, who can't quite tell when people are joking, and who, inevitably, always says the wrong thing. But no amount of coaching will prepare Penelope for the people she meets at school.
 
Gloriously skewering the social hierarchy of college, Penelope is the brilliantly funny story of one of the most singular, memorable heroines in recent fiction. 


Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Every page of this hilarious and charming book made me laugh out loud!" - Jennifer Close


Used availability for Rebecca Harrington's Penelope

Hardback Editions

January 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Penelope
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
ISBN: 1-84408-926-6 / 978-1-84408-926-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penelope
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
ISBN: 1-84408-865-0 / 978-1-84408-865-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penelope
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
ISBN: 1-84408-864-2 / 978-1-84408-864-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Penelope (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
ISBN: 0-307-95031-X / 978-0-307-95031-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Penelope
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Penelope
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Penelope
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Penelope (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA