The debut novel from a London journalist, The Plus One is a bit like eating candy floss when you know that you should be eating salad. It is a romp very much in the style of an early Jilly Cooper novel updated for the noughties.
Polly works for a society magazine called Posh. (Think Heat magazine crossed with Tatler.) Peregrine, the editor, is always on the lookout for the next big society story but Polly is normally covering aristocratic babies and garden parties.
Polly enjoys her life and things are ticking over nicely. She has a large circle of friends but no significant other so never has a plus one to take to weddings or parties. When best friend Lex announces her wedding the pressure is on to find a “plus one” to go with her.
It’s an easy if predictable read but the characters are fun so its a good way to while away a sunny afternoon.
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UK Publication Date: Aug 9 2018. 384 pages.