that Jessica Rudd, daughter of Kevin Rudd, wrote Campaign Ruby before her dad's Prime Ministerial status became 'former'.
The story goes like this: workaholic London investment banker Ruby Stanhope is laid off from her job and in an alcohol-induced haze books a non-returnable ticket to Australia, as you do. She meets the Leader of the Opposition at a party and is suddenly working on the hardest-fought election campaign in recent history.
Fashion and romantic disasters aside, Ruby's an engaging character and an intelligent girl - as Rudd herself must be, although hopefully minus Ruby's fashion and romantic disasters. Rudd gives her readers an insider's view of an election campaign in a pacey, enjoyable and witty tale.
Rating - I give this 4/5
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Reviewed by Jan @ Ballarat branch