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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (389 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Grace Dent Narrator: Jennifer Bryce Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Keeping a diary isn't exactly cool but Shiraz Bailey Wood knows she'd best start writing one. She's going to need it in a few years when she writes her autobiography. This is a witty, acerbic, and politically uncorrect Chav manual on not what to do. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 2/10/2014

    " was curious about this children's book so thought I'd give it a read, currently finding it indescribably irritating "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie A. | 1/21/2014

    " Ridiculously entertaining in its shameless ridiculousness, even though I had to make judicious use of the glossary. It actually felt like a diary, as opposed to just diary format with too well structured, detailed writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/28/2013

    " Need slang dictionary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 12/10/2013

    " Okay, this one had me talking "funny" afterwards- a chav is a very lower-class English girl (read: juvenile delinquent), and Shiraz claims that she is not one, but her neighbors are. She is writing in a diary because her grandmother gave her one for Christmas. She starts out looking like a total airhead, obsessed with fashion and friends, doing okay in school, but not great, and worrying about her non-development in the boobs department and her inability to get along with the "lads" at school. In the end, she turns out to be a pretty good kid, who learns a lot from trial and error and personal family experience, and makes some wise decisions, too. Entertaining with lots of English slang that really did require the glossary at the back of the book, at times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgina | 11/17/2013

    " This book was really good but at some points it got really booorrrinnngg but at the end of the day it was really funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 10/7/2013

    " I was a little dubious about the title, but this is a sweet natured and funny book, with a likeable main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 10/6/2013

    " Shiraz has no pretensions about being an intellectual, but she is a whip-smart motormouth and funny, funny, funny. It kept reminding me of Adrian Mole, which has long been a favorite of mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty Morgan | 9/26/2013

    " It was a really good book,wasn't like i think it would be as i thought it would be really boring. I love Shiraz and her family, my family's a bit bonkers too!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacki | 9/4/2013

    " This is about a chavvy girl called Shiraz bailey wood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benny | 2/18/2013

    " I just loved this book because of its name and the slang this girl uses. I would recommend this book to all Americans who want in on British way of talking, proper British; not that cockney accent that they're all obsessed with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 12/18/2012

    " Yes, this is fluff. But it's fun. And as an anglophile I liked knowing the lingo and the British pop culture references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merri | 8/30/2012

    " Another book about conformity and labels, yay! I'm actually learning a bit about stereotypes :) This one is REALLY funny (purposefully) and smart. Also British. Bonus points! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/28/2012

    " I love this book. I actually reread it. It is as good as the first few Adrian Mole books, maybe better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/15/2012

    " Ended up being a little deeper than I initially thought. Reminded me of a sort of 'Bridget Jones' for teens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsty | 7/23/2011

    " Who'd have thought a book from a chav's point of view would be so enjoyable? I loved the references to Channel U and Burberry were great - although if you don't know what a chav is, most of the book make little sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 6/28/2011

    " This is a great little novel about lower-class England from the perspective of Shiraz Bailey-Wood, a "chav." (It's kind of what we would call a cross between ghetto and redneck, near as I can tell.) It's endearing and very slangy, but fun to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alice | 5/12/2011

    " HATED IT!!! I have to say that I hate British comedy/novels. I hated it from the beginning. ERRRGGHHH!!!! Sry to those that like this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/21/2010

    " I love this book. I actually reread it. It is as good as the first few Adrian Mole books, maybe better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara E. | 2/16/2010

    " If you liked Georgia Nicholson, you'll love Shiraz Bailey Wood. Very funny, and if you are an anglophile, you will love this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 6/30/2009

    " Shiraz has no pretensions about being an intellectual, but she is a whip-smart motormouth and funny, funny, funny. It kept reminding me of Adrian Mole, which has long been a favorite of mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 6/20/2009

    " I love Diary of a Chav, its very funny and teaches you stuff too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 6/10/2009

    " If you know me, you know I love everything British. And I really loved Shiraz's voice in this book. Laugh out loud funny. Very honest. I do recommend! "

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