- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (24 September 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008352860
- ISBN-13: 978-0008352868
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 295 g
- Customer Reviews: 39 customer ratings
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The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp Paperback – 24 September 2019
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‘A razor-sharp retelling, perfectly capturing Becky’s scheming, ruthless and beguilingly charming spirit… An absolute delight’ Louise O’Neill
‘The BEST fun!’ Marian Keyes
‘Extremely clever and great fun. I loved this!’ Katie Fforde
‘Becky Sharp is unforgettable … I adored this’ Daily Mail
‘Brilliant fun!’ Sunday Express
‘A joy … pure entertainment’ Heat
‘A brilliant and lively romp … craftily reboots the original classic while skewering modern-day quirks’ Stylist
‘A hilarious contemporary retelling’ Hello
‘Hilarious!’ Good Housekeeping
‘Clever, witty and entirely modern – highly recommend’ Eithne Shortall
'A lacerating, witty take-down of modern manners in the Instagram era. Bright, beautiful and gloriously Machiavellian, Becky Sharp is the anti-heroine we deserve' Tammy Cohen
‘A hilarious modern retelling’ Prima
Praise for Sarra Manning:
‘Sarra Manning pulls you straight in with another fantastically addictive, beautifully written read’ Paige Toon
‘Unputdownable’ Marian Keyes
‘Full of glamour’ Fabulous
About the Author
Sarra Manning is an author and journalist. Her novels include Unsticky, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me and her latest The House Of Secrets.
Sarra has written both adult and YA novels and has contributed to The Guardian, ELLE, Grazia, Stylist, Fabulous, Stella, You Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and is currently the Literary Editor of Red magazine.
Sarra lives in London.
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I got off to a bad start as I have never seen Big Brother, so didn't understand what was going on at all at the beginning. I did, however, persevere to the end, but didn't enjoy it very much.
There are some strange alterations: why couldn't George keep his original surname, Osborne, when all other characters have theirs? Why turn Briggs into a man? And whyever would anyone give their son the girl's name of Thisbe: I just couldn't see the point of that.
There were errors too. Presumably it is the author who can't spell Montmorency -- it surely can't be Becky, whose spelling was supposed to be very good. And it's Cambridge that has May Balls, never Oxford.
The plot was fast-paced and the setting glamours!
What else to wish for in a story?
Sarra Manning has done a fabulous job in retelling the Vanity Fair story. It will definitely bring in a new wave of fans that will fall in love with Becky Sharp and her need for “have it all”.
I have given it 4⭐ because Sarra's writing style is good, and a lot of research must've gone into this work.
It was a highly anticipated read for me, as I thought the plot, and heroine, would be in the same vein as Gracie or Neve, from my two favourite Sarra Manning novels.
I do hope the author returns to a modern day, single heroine plot for her next publication.
Although I adored the modern twist on it , well worth a read .
A truly gifted writer that gave me hours and hours of pleasure. Really well done!