Hot of the press! Today's special edition of Stylist magazine includes a short story written by Sophie Kinsella in just 2 and a half hours! Aptly named "The Stylist", it opens in a hairdressing salon and features a lovely new stylist called Ottoline. Here's a taster:
I’ve never been unfaithful before. Not to a man, nor to a friend, nor to a stylist. And Danny is all three. My heart’s pumping with guilt; my hands are clammy. Thank God Ottoline’s put me around the corner from reception, out of view.
Danny’s not working in the salon today but even so, I’m paranoid. Danny’s been my stylist for years. He forced me into highlights. He made me have that chunky bob, which I hated even before he took the first chop. That’s the trouble – he’s a bit of a bully. Plus, everyone in Lincoln has been talking about this lovely new stylist, Ottoline, and I was desperate to try her out.