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The ABCs of Love

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Recounting tales about her lecherous boss over drinks with her best friend Sally, media employee Verity Bell makes observations about the world of romance that correspond with every letter of the alphabet, from Ambition to Zest, and searches for her own true love.
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Recounting tales about her lecherous boss over drinks with her best friend Sally, media employee Verity Bell makes observations about the world of romance that correspond with every letter of the alphabet, from Ambition to Zest, and searches for her own true love.
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eBook (176 pages)
Published: December 18, 2007
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307416827
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