Author(s): Lesley Lokko
Nic Harte is the daughter of a business tycoon. Despite a life of jaw-dropping wealth and privilege, all she really wants is a bit of attention from daddy. Caryn Middleton never met her father. But growing up on a tough London sink estate, she had other things to worry about. Like getting out and moving on. Tory Spiller just yearns for some space to be herself. Living in the shadow of your dead sister is tough, particularly when she seemed to be everything you're not. Nic, Caryn and Tory: three girls who form a friendship that should last a lifetime. Until beautiful, ruthless Estelle McKenzie appears on the scene. Estelle has a secret. And, one way or another, she's going to make each woman pay a very high price for it. Once again, Lesley Lokko weaves a spellbinding tale of money, power and revenge, stretching from the 1980s to the present day. Moving effortlessly through a world of glamour, ambition and intrigue, Rich Girl, Poor Girl is an enthralling, utterly delicious novel to escape with.
Lesley Lokko's debut novel, SUNDOWNERS, revitalised the blockbuster genre with an injection of edge and intelligence Praise for Lesley: 'A very 21st century blockbuster, this has all the classic elements - nail-biting narrative, absorbing relationships, glamorous locations - with an extra shot of intelligence' Cosmopolitan 'Best described as a Blockbuster Plus - in this case, plus a little bit more intelligence. Agreeably glamorous and page-turning' Daily Mail 'Moves at a spanking pace - a truly riveting story' Publishing News
After various careers (cocktail waitress, kibbutz worker and office manager amongst others), Lesley Lokko went back to university at the age of 26 and trained as an architect. Lesley now divides her time between Accra and Hackney, with the odd couple of months spent in a wee cottage outside Edinburgh where she writes her novels.