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Ruby Stanhope is back, bigger and better than ever!—with more cocktail spills, more romantic thrills, more political skewerings and LOLs.
‘Answer the question, Ruby.’ ‘There was no question.’ ‘Are you or are you not planning to use a trip to the United States to skip your birthday?’
‘I will be crossing the international dateline at the time, rendering me twenty-nine forever more.’
In Campaign Ruby, the novel where it all began, Ruby managed to get: drunk, the Leader of the Opposition elected, and Luke.
In Ruby Blues, what’s a girl to do when she’s about to turn thirty, when her wardrobe is drab, her love life becomes lukewarm and the government is leakier than a cheap umbrella?
Work? Luke? Can she have it all? And, more importantly, what should she wear to the Midwinter Ball?
4ZZZ FM interview
‘Plenty of laugh out loud moments that will have you experiencing the same emotional rollercoaster as the book’s main character….Rudd’s background in law, public relations and politics has given her the edge to write a clever and witty narrative.’
'Jessica Rudd is a light fiction writer for our age. Don’t be snobby about her well-written books…Why didn’t the ABC serialise this book instead of At Home with Julia?‘
‘Merging life experience with a decent sense of humour and an ability to capture the almost-30-something female, Rudd Jnr has created a likeable character.'
‘Ruby Blues is a delight to read. Beyond the laughs, it contains some serious messages for us (about our priorities) and for our leaders (about being themselves rather than just spouting predictable talking points). Will someone please buy the PM a copy?’
'Great fun and whip smart all the way.‘
‘[Ruby Blues] should serve to establish Jessica as an author of thoroughly fun and thoroughly female books. Ruby Blues is like The West Wing meets Marian Keyes: fast-talking through the corridors of power blended with putting-makeup-on-in-a-bike-taxi drama and work-life-balance calamity.'
‘Rudd is a natural storyteller, one whose narrative and character construction reveal an underlying intelligence. There is substance behind the easy writing style.'
‘[Ruby Blues] is Allison Pearson (I Don’t Know Show She Does It) with parliament…Rudd should really have written At Home with Julia–she would have done a better job.'
‘Women’s fiction for the twenty-first century.'
'One of the best novels I’ve read this year…Rudd’s writing is witty, modern and on-trend with her target audience.‘
'Laugh-out-loud moments abound: the scrapes, foibles and follies are hilarious: and the bitchiness is biting. Someone, please, grab the film rights.‘
‘Rudd writes well [and] is very funny…a page turner.'
'Filled with endearing characters and one-liners aplenty, this novel is lots of fun.‘
'Hilarious, clever and sharp - this is one of my favourite books of 2011.‘
‘Fresh, funny and smart. Loved it.’