Chin up, Jennifer Brown, windows up, grab your sunnies and don’t let the seagulls steal ya chips! Let the Journey begin! Twelve years into a stint as a secretary at Intex, outside London, she’s had enough. Not only has her boyfriend, Pete with his Performing Pecker, cheated on her, but she’s the butt of jokes at work as well. Her “dirty rota” and “tits policy” typos earn her dumb blonde status. She wants to be taken more seriously. So, she drives off in her beat up Peugeot on a whirlwind journey of life affirming self discovery. There are jaunts to Australia and Spain and frequent calls to Will, her gay best friend. A journey implies change; Jennifer gains respect for herself and for her various working mates, slogging together through life, but what remains constant is her youthful mirth and her pursuit of happiness. Might it be found closer to home than she ever anticipated?
Angie Langley’s background in the entertainment business is apparent in the colorful characters she portrays. There’s Will, of course, and Jonathan, his and Jennifer’s debonair boss, Jennifer’s forgetful and all-too-generous mother, Gerald, the crotchety old fisherman made to wear a toupee by his Russian fiance, George, her next boss, kind but not in love with his high-maintenance wife, Larry, Jennifer’s kind-of (?) married Australian friend, and the hippie cat woman whose barn she almost rents, to name a few. If you wish for a little less color and a little more focus to the plot, be patient with Jennifer. She’s worth the vibrant meandering: unflagging, even when she’s at her lowest point, whose empathy, humor and work ethic are a delight to accompany. Thanks for the trip, Jennifer! author site