Intended for women who consider themselves modern maidens, this guide to living in the real world, discusses several of life's vital issues, from love, sex, drugs and alcohol to careers, money, plastic surgery, pregnancy, birth and the aftermath.
Nina de la Mer was born and lived in Scotland until she was seven when her family moved to Brighton. She spent her formative years there, including a four-year stint studying modern languages at the University of Sussex.
'Cosy up with a copy of the excellent wit and wisdom of Nina de la Mer's 'The Modern Maiden's Handbook', a book which, in the sparkiest, sparkliest prose possible posits the notion that the only thing wrong with modern life is too little feminism rather than too much. Refreshingly, Ms de la Mer understands that looking on the bright side of life is not simple-minded, that a smile costs less than a frown and that being a misanthropic misery bucket doesn't make you a sensitive genius, but rather a highly avoidable bore.' - Julie Burchill