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Sarra Manning

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Sarra Manning is a writer from England. She attended the University of Sussex and took up an English with Media Studies degree. She became a freelance writer after submitting her work to Melody Maker. She worked as the entertainment editor for five years of the now-defunct teen magazine J-17. Manning was the editor of Elle Girl (UK edition), then re-launched What To Wear magazine and has worked on UK magazines such as Bliss and The Face. She's contributed to ELLE, Seventeen, The Guardian and Details and now is a contributing editor to ELLE UK and writes regularly for "Grazia", Red Magazine and "The Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine" too, as well as consulting for a number of British magazine publishers. She has been dubbed the "teen queen extraordinaire" but her first adult novel, "Unsticky" was published by Headline in 2009.

Genres: Romance, Historical Romance
New Books
November 2023

The Man of Her Dreams
Diary of a Crush
   0.5. Diary of a Grace (2013)
   1. French Kiss (2004)
   2. Kiss and Make Up (2004)
   3. Sealed with a Kiss (2004)
   1. Laura (2007)
   2. Hadley (2007)
   3. Irina (2008)
   4. Candy (2008)
   Love Money (1998)
   Guitar Girl (2003)
   Pretty Things (2005)
   Let's Get Lost (2006)
   Unsticky (2009)
   Nobody's Girl (2010)
   You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (2011)
   Nine Uses For An Ex Boyfriend (2012)
   Adorkable (2012)
   It Felt Like a Kiss (2014)
   The Worst Girlfriend in the World (2014)
   After the Last Dance (2015)
   London Belongs to Us (2016)
   The House of Secrets (2017)
   The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp (2018)
   Rescue Me (2021)
   London, With Love (2022)
   The Man of Her Dreams (2023)
Non fiction
   Girl.Net (2001)
Sarra Manning recommends
Over Sharing (2023)
Jane Fallon
"The queen of the revenge novel returns with a delightfully dark read about Maddy, a content creator whose brand is all about wholesome family life, and Iris whose marriage she destroyed. Oof! For a thoughtful and clever takedown of influencer culture and simply a damn good and gripping read, Over Sharing gets all my likes."
Preloved (2023)
The Second Chance Store

Lauren Bravo
"An absolute gem of a novel, like finding vintage Dior in your local chazza. It's hard to believe that this tender-hearted, wryly observed and exquisitely written story is a debut and its heroine Gwen, as lost as the unwanted donations she prices up, will resonate with so many readers. Preloved is one for your keeper shelves."
The Dazzle of the Light (2022)
(Lizzie Hardwicke, book 3)
Georgina Clarke
"Fans of Sarah Waters and Kate Atkinson will adore this compelling, evocative and utterly gripping tale... It deserves to be huge."
Idol (2022)
Louise O'Neill
"Idol is Louise O'Neill at the very top of her game. This is a clever, zeitgiesty read, which will play with your emotions as if they were scrabble tiles and give you characters that you love then hate on the turn of a page but you won't be able to stop reading. This is going to be one of the most talked about books of the year."
Reputation (2021)
Lex Croucher
"If Bridgerton and Fleabag had a book baby, it would be Reputation. I inhaled it in one sitting."
How It Was (2019)
Janet Ellis
"An atmospheric, clever novel, which will get under your skin."

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