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Stella Bradberry and Bella Chambers work for Atlantic Energy, a global oil company in London. Bella is pretty, a single mother who dropped out of college and is doomed to work as an invisible assistant to a series of men of half her intelligence. Stella is twenty years older, about to get a seat on the board, and is the original no-glass-ceiling, high-achieving, multitasking mother of two. Everyone admires her: she’s so straightforward and sensible. So what possesses both women to embark on affairs with men they wouldn’t have looked twice at outside the office?

Smart, funny, moving, and agonizing, In Office Hours holds up a mirror to modern corporate life. It’s all here—the lies and sabotage and the obsessive, dangerous conduct of work colleagues who, in the grip of passion, break all the rules.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kellaway manages a consistently funny tone as her characters handle romantic fallout in generation-appropriate fashion and confirm what they already know: too often, it’s the woman who pays the price.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • In Office Hours is a smart, funny, head-shaking look at the shady side of the corporate street and the behavior of those who inhabit it.”


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About the Author

Lucy Kellaway is the management columnist at London’s Financial Times. She has become well known for her pointed commentaries on the limitations of modern corporate culture and was named Columnist of the Year at the 2006 British Press Awards.

About the Narrator

Alison Reid trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since graduation, she has performed regularly on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing such roles as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Denman in Family Reunion, Procne and Semele in Tales of Ovid, and Margery in Warwickshire Testimony. Her television credits include Dalziel and Pascoe and Neverwhere, and she also appeared in the BBC film The Heart of Me