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Welcome to the Real World

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
International bestselling author Carole Matthews brings her unparalleled wit, warmth and wisdom to a fresh venue -- the highly competitive world of professional music -- in a new, un-put-downable romantic comedy set in London and Los Angeles.

Scraping by for years on pub gigs and odd jobs, Fern Kendal has always suspected she might actually have a decent voice. But caring for her feuding parents and sickly nephew took all her energy -- until now. During one crazy week, she lands a spot on the reality television talent show Fame Game and a glam new job as personal assistant to world-famous singer Evan David.

Fern's handsome new boss lives in the spotlight, but memories of a childhood tragedy keep Evan from truly enjoying all he's achieved. Though flanked by a hovering entourage and adoring fans, he feels isolated and set apart. That is, until free-spirited Fern is added to the mix. Though she can't seem to master her assistant duties, Fern brings a rare smile to Evan's face and makes him long to rejoin the real world.

Through a twist of fate, Evan becomes the newest judge on Fame Game, a sour note for Fern, who has reasons for keeping her ambitions under wraps. She goes on the run, but Evan can't forget her, and thus begins the adventure of a lifetime -- both onstage and off!

Genre: General Fiction

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January 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-7531-7794-3 / 978-0-7531-7794-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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August 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-7553-2768-3 / 978-0-7553-2768-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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August 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-373-89590-9 / 978-0-373-89590-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-7515-5142-2 / 978-0-7515-5142-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-373-89572-0 / 978-0-373-89572-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
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May 2008 : Paperback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-7531-7795-1 / 978-0-7531-7795-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-7553-2770-5 / 978-0-7553-2770-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-7553-3754-9 / 978-0-7553-3754-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
ISBN: 0-7553-2769-1 / 978-0-7553-2769-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Welcome to the Real World
Author(s): Carole Matthews
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon CA