A Girl Like You by Gemma Burgess

By Gemma Burgess

"I've came upon the key to winning singledom. I'm appearing like a guy. And it's working." "I've stumbled on the key to winning singledom. I'm appearing like a guy. And it's working." After breaking apart together with her boyfriend of, good, endlessly, Abigail wooden needs to how to be unmarried from scratch. Her relationship talents are abysmal, and she or he ricochets from catastrophe to catastrophe -- till Robert, one in all London's so much infamous lotharios, consents to educate her. together with his recommendation, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the artwork of being bulletproof. the recent Abigail is cocky, calm, composed!but what occurs while she meets her fit? a woman such as you is the second one ebook from Gemma Burgess. Her first ebook, The courting Detox, used to be released in 2010 to rave stories: "Laugh out loud funny" nearer journal. "Smart, plotty and humorous! purchase it, learn it, love it." The Irish bring in. "For these ready to alternative the subsequent Bridget Jones, Gemma Burgess solutions back." VF day-by-day, www.vanityfair.com.

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11] OF THE DEAD SO MUCH LESS IS EXPECTED How delightful it would be to lie in bed and think of nothing But how cool the sheets are and how hot it must be outdoors This morning, the sky, loud-blue and cloudless, the sun now Fully up. I only wish I could stop feeling sorry for the birds. Not one decent splay of shade is there beneath these AugustWalloped trees—the birdbath: choked-out, cracked, a-wreck With weeds— I think I read somewhere that certain Birds prefer a dust bath, but that seems a wretched comfort On a day like this is shaping up to be; listen: the wind’s not Even moving the leaves around; the grass is growing brittle, Giving up its green.

13] M E D I TAT I O N O N R U I N It’s not the lost lover that brings us to ruin, or the barroom brawl, or the con game gone bad, or the beating Taken in the alleyway. But the lost car keys, The broken shoelace, The overcharge at the gas pump Which we broach without comment—these are the things that eat away at life, these constant vibrations In the web of the unremarkable. The death of a father—the death of the mother— The sudden loss shocks the living flesh alive! But the broken pair of glasses, The tear in the trousers, These begin an ache behind the eyes.

It bleats and groans. Its stomach growls— The rookery islands and the mangrove strands, The mossy hummocks and the season beaches, Echo at all hours with the roiling, Mad cacophonies of that longing. [33] 4 The Courtyard Sitting in this courtyard, thinking of the bird That was trapped here and the woman in red, Listening to the tree frogs wring their rubber tongues in the moist air, breathing deep the heaving-green Smell of the peat moss and the palm trees, watching the leaves of the mangos and the limes, the guavas, Tremble, grow still—tremble and grow still— You know what I long for?

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